The Mission Statement of Pastor Bayard S. Taylor, Jr.
The mandate that has been placed on my heart is from the gospel of Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the Poor; He has sent me to Heal the Brokenhearted, to Preach Deliverance to the Captives, and Recovering of Sight to the Blind, to Set at Liberty them that are Bruised, To Preach The Acceptable Year Of The Lord.”
In my attempt to define my mission as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church the following parameters of ministry are presented in the context of mission.
Equip every Member of Calvary Baptist Church to share effectively the gift of Faith in Jesus Christ so that more people will respond to Christ’s Invitation to be Faithful Disciples within the Church and the World.
Prepare all members for their Task as Evangelist through a nurturing Program that develops Spiritual Lives.
Increase the membership in the Body of Christ at Calvary Baptist Church by developing a Spiritually Aggressive Ministry of Evangelism that Touches the Total LIFE of the Church.
II. SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Strengthen the spiritual vitality of the MEMBERS of CalvaryBaptist Church, so that:
The Discipline of Bible Study, Prayer, Theological and Ethical Reflections, Worship, Stewardship of TITHE, Community Life and service will become more Central to the Life of Our Congregation.
Engage Our ENTIRE Church Ministry with Children, Youth and Young Adults and their families that will lead to lives being Molded more and more in the Likeness of Jesus Christ so that;
More Children, Youth and Young Adults will Experience the transformation Power of God’s Spirit in Each Life, and;
More will Grow in their Commitment to Jesus Christ and within the Church, and;
More will Live out the Good News of GOD in their Lives at work, and in their Church, Community and World.
Expand Calvary’s opportunities as a congregation for compassionate ministries with those who have critical human needs and address the root causes of those needs, so that More members of our congregation can take the initiative, as people of Faith, in restoring Wholeness in Our Community and Creation.
Support in Partnership with other Churches and Community Based Groups and Ecumenical Bodies and Others who Suffer Injustices so that there is a decrease in VIOLENCE towards Persons living in our community and through the Community of Faith developing ways in which those Denied access will have FULL Access and Participation in Church, Community and Society.
Increase our direct involvement and ecumenical participation in offerings of the Riverside Baptist Association, The Philadelphia Baptist Association, The Progressive National Baptist Association, The American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware, ThePennsylvania Congress of Christian Education, and The Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention within Calvary Baptist Church so that;
There is an increase in the number of Our Congregation directly involved in the Mission effort first hand, and;
There will be an increase in the Giving of Our Congregation to Mission Financially, and;
We become Totally Committed to the needs of All Persons, Community, State and World Wide, through a Prayer Vigil for Mission.