Our Mission & Vision
Encounter with the Lord
We pray that everyone would have an encounter with the Lord.
What is an encounter with the Lord? Encounter means "to come upon face-to-face." When we come upon the Lord face-to-face God can transform us and give us purpose and direction like no other. An encounter with the Lord leads to salvation.
- God loves you: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
- We are all sinners: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
- God has a remedy for sin: “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
- Your assurance as a believer: If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
- A prayer to receive Christ: Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save me of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me of sin. I ask you to come into my heart. Thank you God for saving me. I love you Jesus. Amen
Equip the believer
We pray that everyone would be equipped as a believer.
What does it mean to be equipped as a believer? When you equip someone, you make sure that person is prepared for a particular situation or task. As Christians, we need to be prepared to do God's work out in the world. At Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church we offer Sunday School classes, Growth Groups, and Bible studies to equip/disciple the believer. To see what is being offered right now, please visit forksbaptist.org/groups.
We pray that everyone would have a heart for evangelism.
Evangelism is sharing Jesus Christ with people who do not know Him yet. The term “evangelist” is sometimes used to describe people who share the message of Jesus as their full-time personal ministry. But telling other people what you have experienced of God personally is a privilege available to anyone who believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior (John 1:40-42, 45-46). In that sense personal evangelism is something all of us can do.
Our mission is simple: Love God & Love People.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:36-39
We pray that everyone would have an encounter with the Lord, be equipped as a believer, and have a heart for evangelism. We want to be laser-focused in our efforts to make that vision a reality. Therefore, every ministry at Forks will be done in an effort to foster the vision through corporate worship, discipleship, life groups, prayer meeting, and service projects creating deeper relationships with the Lord, with the church, and with the community.
Who We Are
We are a growing church with a warm, loving spirit. We are not a perfect church, but we serve a perfect God. On our
Where We Come From
Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church was first established in 1788. Back then, it was common for settlers to name their churches after landmarks, such as creeks, valleys
Since its founding in 1788, the Forks congregation has met in 8 different meeting houses, in 5 different locations, in three different counties, in two states, and surviving two fires along the way.
The Chapel or "Little Church" on Duckers Road was built in 1943. In 2003, Forks outgrew the “Little Church” and moved to its present location, directly across the street.
Where We're Headed
Every step along the way we have done our best to move forward in faith, keeping in step with the Holy Spirit. In 2014 we were blessed to add a recreation center, children's wing, and music and student areas on to our main building. One of our favorite sayings is "The Best Is Yet To Come!" We truly believe that God has even greater things in store for this church and for us who are believers.
What This Means For You
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Forks Family.
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