“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
CONNECT TO JESUS
- is where most people begin their journey at Sandia Baptist Church. Through our weekly worship services, the aim is to be sure you have become a believer in Christ, followed Him in believer’s baptism, become a member of the church family, begin following the Lord in the Biblical tithe, and committed to weekly worship.
- Believers need to have fellowship together in the smaller setting of a weekly Bible study. We call these Connection Classes. In the Connection Class, you will have the opportunity to be taught the Bible in an interactive setting and get to know other believers to form life-long friendships. Connection Classes meet on Sundays @ 9:00 am. Other Bible study opportunities are on Sundays @ 4:30 pm, Tuesdays @ 9:30 am, and Wednesdays @ 5:45 pm.
GROW IN JESUS
- A Circle Group is the place to allow a small group of friends to help you with the real issues in life as you read the Bible together, pray for one another, and help each other apply God’s Word to your life. This is best accomplished with 3-5 people of the same gender for one hour a week for six months. You can meet anywhere and anytime. After 6 months your group will divide and connect with a new group.
- The couch represents every believer’s essential daily time reading God’s Word and praying. If any family member lives with you, it is also powerful for the family to spend a little time most days reading the Bible and praying together. These two practices bring depth and strength to your family and our church.
REACH WITH JESUS
- We want to be used by God to bring others to faith in Christ. For this to be true, all believers have the opportunity to learn to tell others about Jesus, pray, give, and go to missions, and serve in one of our exciting ministry areas in the church.
We believe in One True God who reveals Himself through the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three are equal in power and glory. God is the creator of the universe and by Him all things were made. (Jeremiah 10:10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6)
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, Mary. He lived a completely sinless life, was crucified on a cross for the sins of man, died, arose again on the third day, and will come again in glory for His church. (John 1:1-2; John 10:30; John 11:25-27)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is co-equal with God and Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is alive and helps us to understand the truth of scripture. He does convict the world of sin and of righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit is also our Comforter and our Counselor. He intercedes for us with God the Father. (John 16:8)
We believe the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God where God is revealing Himself to man. The Bible is our instruction and reveals the principles by which we are to live. The Word of God is eternal, unchanging, and is at the center of all we believe. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Psalm 19:7-10; Romans 15:4)
We believe that Man was created by God and in the image of God. At creation, man was innocent of sin and given free will. As a result of free will, man sinned against God and sin entered the human race. Only by the grace of God can man experience salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-30; Genesis 3; Romans 3:10-18; Colossians 1:21-22)
We believe in Salvation through the sacrifice of God’s son, Jesus Christ. Christ died for the sins of all men and anyone who accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior, and is repentant of their sin, can have eternal life through Christ. (Matthew 1:21; John 1:11-14; John 3:15-19; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 3:20)
We believe in water Baptism through immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Baptism is the outward obedience of an inward commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. After one has accepted Christ as their Savior, baptism symbolizes our death, burial and resurrection in Christ Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Romans 6:35)
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the fifth Sunday of five-Sunday months. As believers, observing the Lord’s Supper helps us to remember the Lord’s sacrifice of His body and blood, until He comes again. We invite anyone who has accepted Christ as their Savior and followed in scriptural baptism to join us as we partake of the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)