We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and the basis for our beliefs. This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963. We voluntarily band together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to all mankind. The ordinances of the church are believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, truth without any mixture of error, written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that is has supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct for all who follow Christ.
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict people of sin, regenerate those who believe, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the Christian for Godly living and service.
We believe all people are created in the image of God and therefore every person has worth and value. The image of God in humans also enables each person to experience a personal relationship with God. However, every person has forfeited that relationship because each one, according to his or her sinful nature and by acts of his or her will, has rejected God.
We believe salvation from sin is provided by God only through the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross for our sins, and that salvation is available as a free gift of God to all who repent of their sin and trust in Christ as Lord and Savior.
We believe that all true believers by virtue of their faith in Christ are kept secure in Him forever. True believers will experience temptations, doubts, and times of unfaithfulness to Christ but will ultimately persevere in faith.
We believe that a Christian is to live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow humans; that his conduct should be blameless before the word; that he should faithfully use his possessions to serve and honor God; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the goal of full maturity as a disciple of Christ.
We believe a New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers who voluntarily band themselves together on the basis of shared commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, to one another as fellow believers in Christ, and to continuing His saving mission in the world. The local church is a self-governing body operating under the Lordship of Christ with pastors and deacons as its scriptural leaders. We also believe that New Testament speaks of the Church as the body of Christ which is composed of all the redeemed of all the ages.
We believe that the Lord Jesus institute the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to symbolize their faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper commemorates the death of Christ through the symbols of bread for his body and the cup for his blood. We believe the ordinances are not necessary for salvation but as acts commanded by Jesus they are essential expressions of Christian commitment.
We believe in the personal, visible, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to reign as King over all. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and the judgment of all people by Christ in righteousness following His return. Following judgment the believer will enter into everlasting joy in heaven with the Lord, and the unbeliever into everlasting punishment in hell apart from the Lord.
June 2017 constitution and bylaws
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.Baptism is symbolic.“Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized in to Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we to may live a new life.” (Romans 6:3-4)Baptism is for believers.Those who accepted his message [believed the good news about Jews] were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. (Acts 2:41)Baptism is commanded.Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)Baptism is by immersion.The meaning of the Greek word Baptizo indicates immersion. It means to dip or plunge under the water. Lidell Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford 1951), vol. 1, pp. 305-06The symbolism of baptism suggests immersion. Only by immersion of the believer can the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ be portrayed.The New Testament practice suggests immersion.Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized. (John 3:23)Immersion was the common practice of the church until the 3rd Century A.D.As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. (Matthew 3:16)This church will receive for baptism any person who has received Jesus Christ as Savior by personal faith, who professes Him publicly at any worship service, and who indicates a commitment to follow Christ as Lord.
We believe tithing to be 1/10 of your income that belongs to the Lord. Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, How are we robbing you? In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse your whole nation because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” (Malachi 3:8-10)Tithing tests your:
Tithing is an act of worship, and not just a means to pay the light bill.Offering envelopes may be found in the worship center foyer, and in racks on the back of each pew in the worship center. Envelopes may also be picked up from the church office during the week or you can give online.With the exception of online giving, an offering envelope must be used if you would like to have a record of your contributions at the end of the year. The envelope must have the first and last name and the amount of the donation.
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This church will observe the Lord’s Supper every month and this church body practices open communion for all people who have accepted Christ as their Savior.For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.1 Corinthians 11:23-25
To be a church, composed of baptized believers who share a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.To be a redemptive body in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit by:
CBVC is an autonomous Bible believing fellowship that is voluntarily affiliated with the San Antonio Baptist Association and the Southern Baptist Convention in order to have a greater impact for the cause of Christ throughout the world.
Our team and church members are a praying church. We invite everyone to provide us with their
prayer requests so we can pray over them. We firmly believe in God’s power to answer prayer. Praying brings us closer to God and we
encourage prayer in everything we do at CVBC.
At CVBC there are activities and groups focused on keeping
you connected. Starting on Sunday with Bible
Study on Sunday Morning, Small Group Studies, and AWANA. There is community
outreach and helping others through working with Life Restored and Church Under
the Bridge. CVBC has something for everyone
of any age to keep them plugged in to God’s Word and fellowship. We encourage members as well as non-members
to join in one or more of the activities.
Give securely to the General Fund, Missions, Awana, and other funds by using the Pay Pal link we have provided. Please be sure to state where your donation is to be applied. If there is no designation, it will all go to the General Fund.
CIBOLO VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH
5500 FM 1103 Cibolo, TX 78108