Our Mission, Vision, & Core Values


Mission, Vision Statement

Mission: Living for Christ, making disciples, making a difference.

Vision: Main Street Baptist Church is growing as a caring, Spirit-filled band of believers, who are being discipled, mentored, commissioned and deployed into our community to proclaim the gospel and to form trusting relationships, bringing Christ’s transforming power to the entire Greater Oneonta area. As we work together, we hope to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Each member knows the mission and can recite it from memory.
  • A friendly and joyful atmosphere exists in our services and ministries in which everyone will be personally welcomed, followed up and provided with opportunities to grow in Christ, develop supportive relationships, serve, and become committed members of our church family.
  • Discipleship and mentoring relationships exist for believers of all spiritual maturity levels and are active and thriving.
  • Ministry leaders understand how their ministry supports the church vision and the ministry is organized accordingly.
  • Every member or attender is participating in an Outpost ministry.
  • People we have impacted in our community are now at Main Street helping us to impact others.

    Core Values

    Loving God, loving others
    – Matthew 22:37-40 –

    Confessing Jesus as Lord of all
    – Colossians 1:18 –

    Depending on the Spirit’s power
    – Zechariah 4:6 –

    Vibrant in worship, fervent in prayer
    – Psalm 95:1-7 –

    Anchored in God’s word
    – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 –

    Growing in maturity and unity
    – Ephesians 4:11-16 –

    Using our spiritual gifts
    – Romans 12:3-8 –

    Proclaiming the gospel at home and to the ends of the earth
    – Matthew 28:18-20 –

    Maintaining financial integrity
    – 2 Corinthians 8:18-21 –