Our beliefs are summarized in our mission statement: “Love God more than anything, love others the way God does, and meet the needs of DFW and beyond (love the world) in heroic ways.”
We’ve elaborated below to explain just what that statement means for us.
Love God more than anything
We believe that God is the Creator of all that exists, and that He Himself has existed
eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deut 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matt 3:16-17; 28:19; John 16:7-15; Heb 1:2-3
We believe that God created us to worship Him and give Him glory.
Isaiah 43:7, 21; Psalms 96:9; Matt 4:10
We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping Him, but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who belive in Him.
John 3:16; Acts 2:22-39; Rom 3:21-24
We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative, and must be received personally by faith.
John 5:24; Rom 10:9-10; Eph 2:8-9
We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with Him, worship Him and bring Him glory.
Psalms 19:7-10; 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
Love others the way God does
We believe that Jesus established His Body on earth in the Church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the Gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.
1 Cor 12:12-31; Col 1:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9
We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth and accountability.
Eph 4:11-16; Col 3:12-27; Heb 10:24-25
Love the world in heroic ways
We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the Church, as Christ’s Body, is to show His love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through both acts of loving service and through a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.
John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:8
We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide and this Church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
Isaiah 49:6; Matt 28:18-20; Rom 10:13-15; 1 Tim 2:3-4
If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of our doctrinal beliefs, you may want to read The Baptist Faith & Message.
Recognizing the benefits of cooperation with other churches in world missions, Waves of Faith voluntarily affiliates with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on a national level, the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) on a state level, and the Tarrant Baptist Association (TBA) on a local level, and with various churches across Dallas-Fort Worth to reach and serve as many people as possible.