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Round Grove Baptist Church was founded in 1865 and has grown substantially over the years. Here's what we believe:


The Bible

We affirm that the sole authority for the Church is the Bible, inspired, inerrant, infallible, and totally sufficient and trustworthy.

We affirm that the authority and sufficiency of scripture extends to the entire Bible, and therefore that the Bible is our final authority for all doctrine and practice.

 

God

We affirm that the Bible reveals God to be infinite in all his perfections, and thus truly omniscient, omnipotent, timeless, and self-existent.

We affirm that God possesses perfect knowledge of all things, past, present, and future, including all human thoughts, acts, and decisions.

We affirm that the doctrine of the Trinity is a Christian essential, bearing witness of the one true God in three divine persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of the same substance and perfections.

We affirm that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having existed for all eternity, and having been born of a virgin.

We affirm that Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and that he died on the cross as a substitute for sinners, as a sacrifice for sin, and as a propitiation of the wrath of God toward sinners.

We affirm the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Christ as essential to the Gospel.

We affirm that Jesus Christ is Lord over His Church.

 

The Gospel and Salvation

We affirm that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to His glory alone.

We affirm that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s means of bringing salvation to His people, that sinners are commanded to believe the Gospel, and that the Church is commissioned to preach and teach the Gospel to all nations.

We affirm that salvation comes to those who truly believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

We affirm that the righteousness of Christ is imputed to believers by God’s decree alone, and that this righteousness, imputed to the believer through faith alone, is the only righteousness that justifies.

 

The Church

We affirm that the shape of Christian discipleship is congregational, and that God’s purpose is evident in faithful Gospel congregations, each displaying God’s glory in the marks of authentic ecclesiology.

We affirm that a Christian cannot be a faithful disciple apart from the regular teaching, discipline, fellowship, and accountability of a congregation of fellow disciples, organized as a Gospel Church.

We affirm the two ordinances of the church to be the practice of baptism by immersion as an act of obedience and symbolism and the taking of the Lord's Supper.

 

For more information on what we believe please view Baptist Faith & Message or visit www.sbc.net


Our Ministry Team

Mark Fugitt, Senior Pastor

 

The Fugitts came to Round Grove in Janurary of 2018. Mark and Laura met while attending College of the Ozarks and have four wonderful children. Before coming to Round Grove they spent 4.5 years as church replanters with the North American Mission Board and the Missouri Baptist Convention replanting a church in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Mark has a Masters Degree in History from Missouri State University and a Masters Degree in Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theologcial Seminary in Kansas City where he is pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology. The Fugitts live in Greenfield, Missouri.

 

READ MORE FROM PASTOR MARK:

On church planting & replanting: www.plantingrural.com

On Historical Theology: www.historicaltheology.org

Josh Rinker, Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship

 

The Rinkers joined the pastoral team in August of 2018 after spending several in Desloge, Missouri. Josh and Kayla have four boys. Josh is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas CIty and is passionate about getting the message of Jesus to our community.

Ministry Team Leaders: bios coming soon

 

Deacons: Bios coming soon