Who Are We?
We are a community of believers excited about Christ…
We are a center for spiritual development and salvation…
We are a place where you can belong…
River Oaks Baptist Church is the community of members, missions and professional staff. As a community, we are dedicated to the physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our church. To lead us in Christ's path, we have articulated the following guiding principles to direct us in our work…
Our Mission…to be Christ-centered
We exist to impact our community for Christ by developing devoted followers of Jesus Christ through facilitating inward spiritual growth that demonstrates itself in loving, outward ministry to others.
Our Vision…to be transformed through Christ
River Oaks Baptist Church, in its essence, is a growing, loving, Baptist community church with a vibrant, traditional style, building strong families and individuals in the heart of Houston.
Our Values…guided in our ministries
We go about serving God and our community through ministry, with these values as our guide:
We Value Revelation… God reveals his purpose to us and calls us to salvation and service. We give ourselves fully to the plans revealed by God through the living Word, Jesus Christ, and through his inspired Word, the scriptures, and made contemporary by the work of the Holy Spirit.
We Value Worship… Faith grows by giving worth to God. Personal disciplines that nurture faith - worship, study, devotional life, prayer, and stewardship - are essential to our own spiritual development. We encourage our community to be devoted followers of Christ, by living in a personal, love relationship with Christ. We encourage our community to grow in Christ by committing to a life of personal and corporate worship.
We Value All People… All people are created in the image of God, and we accept people as they are, recognizing that all people need the transforming, redemptive work of God's grace through Christ. River Oaks Baptist Church is a safe place to grow, where individuals are nurtured and loved in the faith.
We Value Belonging… We believe the work of God is best done through community. To have a love relationship with God means we are brought into a love relationship with one another. We strive to build our community by sharing life's experiences, giving each other mutual support, and responding to one another by "speaking the truth in love."
We Value Integrity… To be a part of the family of God is to be a devoted follower of Christ. We will not claim to be other than what the grace of God has made us.
We Value Excellence… To glorify Christ, we will give our very best to the calling of God. We set high standards in everything we do. We make our standards explicit so we can evaluate our progress.
We Value Kingdom Work… With intention and clarity we define ourselves doctrinally and establish moral and ethical boundaries for our life in Christ. Yet we understand that God's work is far bigger than our own fellowship and that Christ's body is inclusive of all who follow Him. In that light, we value cooperative efforts with other Christian groups to accomplish our mission on a global scale.