Everything about us—from our doctrine, philosophy, programs, and decisions—has its foundation in God’s Word. It is our priority to cultivate a Kingdom culture within the church so that members are equipped to live life as the Savior intended and impact the world around them.
HBC has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda, our philosophy of life and ministry. It is a view that is based solid on the authority of Scripture and communicated in a way that relates to the everyday realities of life.
What is The Kingdom Agenda
The Kingdom Agenda is defined as the visible demonstration of the comprehensive rule of God over every area of life. This rule is reflected through the four divinely ordained spheres of the individual, the family, the church and the government.
At HBC, we teach our members the principles of the Kingdom of God so they learn to function under the authority of the Kingdom in every dimension of life. Through the proper blending of God’s Word with good works, the goal of our church is to visibly model God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
To have transformed lives that transfer the values of the Kingdom of God.
Discipling the church to impact the world.
The Four Vital Experiences of a Christian
We have organized HBC around the four vital experiences, also called ministry areas, in an effort to make the Word of God real in the realm of our experience. HBC’s biblical organizational structure allows every aspect of our church to function in the presence of God; under the authority of God; to the glory of God.
1- Worship - provides an experience with the Person of God - “breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42c)
2- Fellowship - provides an experience with God’s people -“continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship.” (Acts 2:42b)
3- Christian Education - gives us an experience with God’s perspective - “continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine.” (Acts 2:42a)
4- Outreach - offers an experience with God’s purpose - “praising God… the Lord added to the church daily. (Acts 2:47)
The Spirit of the Ministry
Through the Spirit of the Ministry, Hanes Baptist Church seeks to cultivate an environment that's conducive to discipling members towards spiritual maturity, ministry excellence, and loving relationships. The purpose of the Spirit of the Ministry is to create a relational atmosphere among leaders, staff, volunteers, and members that reflects a Kingdom culture and emphasizes skill of hand and integrity of heart. (Psalm 78:72)
The Spirit of Unity
To work in harmony toward a shared purpose and vision.
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace- Ephesians 4:3
The Spirit of Integrity
To possess a commitment to biblical truth and honesty, refusing to allow our character to be corrupted or compromised.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. - Psalm 25:21
The Spirit of Excellence
To work as unto the Lord with the highest degree of professionalism, productivity and skill.
…there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skillful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment. - 1 Chronicles 28:21
The Spirit of Servanthood
To demonstrate true humility by seeking, serving and protecting the wellbeing of others.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. - 1 Peter 4:10
The Spirit of Communication
To interact with each other on matters of the ministry in a respectful and timely fashion.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. - Ephesians 4:29
The Spirit of Accountability
To love, encourage and correct each other as we do the work of the ministry, each taking responsibility for decisions and actions that impact the ministry.
So we,being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. - Romans 12:5
The Spirit of Joy
To have a positive, infectious, and cheerful attitude while performing assigned tasks and responsibilities.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4