VISION STATEMENT OF A NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELAND
Our name, New Covenant Baptist Church, reflects our covenant relationships with God and with each other. Jesus gave his life for the sake of the new covenant based on God’s love. As he passed a cup of wine to his disciples, Jesus said, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
In a town such as DeLand with a university such as Stetson we intend to be an open, unapologetically progressive Baptist community.
We encourage people to think for themselves.
We believe that each member is responsible for his or her own relationship with God,
and that each member is free and responsible for his or her interpretation of the Bible.
We are attempting to create a church that people will WANT to join because of what it stands for: caring for one another, thoughtfulness, participation, building friendships in a multifaith world, and justice.
We make love our aim and grow in receiving and becoming channels of God’s unconditional love.