CARE & BENEVOLENCE

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance

and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  (Romans 15:4)


We firmly believe that the gospel offers hope for all. As a church we are committed to doing good to those in our church and in our community. We seek to do good physically, emotionally, financially and most importantly spiritually. If you are in need of care, we'd love to see how we might meet those needs. A great way to begin this conversation is filling out the community care form below. 

Principles For Care

  • At the heart of all the good we seek to accomplish is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our good works are tied to the gospel, as we see in Titus 2:11-14. It is in the gospel that we see why we are suffering - because of sin, our first parents, Adam and Eve rebelled against our Creator and because of that the world has been broken. We too sin, we need hope. This hope is offered in Jesus Christ, who is God who took on flesh to rescue us from our sin through dying the death we deserved and rising again. The hope for sufferers is found in the risen and reigning Jesus Christ. So, in our care we will be centered on the gospel. 

  • One of the greatest needs of our day is community. God said in the garden, "it is not good for man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18). The reality is that what we need in our suffering are people to come alongside of us. To offer encouragement, correction, wisdom, guidance and support. This is one of the reasons God gives us the church. When we are saved and delivered from our sin, we are delivered into a group of people: the church (1 Peter 2:10). So one of the ways that we will seek to care for others is through the gospel community of Stafford Baptist Church. 

  • We believe that the there is power of the gospel. Romans 1:16 says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." Romans 12:1-2 says, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." We believe that the gospel has power to transform lives. There is hope for sinners and sufferers in the gospel of Jesus.