Welcome to Independent Baptist Church of Sebring, FL
I want to welcome you to join us for services at Independent Baptist Church. If you happen to visit, you'll be greeted by a smile, and a relevant message from the Bible. Independent is a family oriented ministry where God’s word is preached and the fellowship of God’s people is enjoyed.
It’s ironic that while our current age affords more channels for communication and information than ever, many today suffer from isolation, hopelessness, and loneliness. On top of that the culture around us and the trials we endure can sap us spiritually and drag us down. Many today are searching, searching for anything that is real, that offers hope.
I believe God’s plan for the church is to be a channel of God’s hope to the world, and a resource to every believer.
First, God has called his church to bring the life-changing message of the gospel to a world in need. Man’s deepest need is to be forgiven and given a relationship with his creator. Every one of us, being born with a sin nature, lives facing the death penalty we deserve for our sins. That sin, separates us from a relationship with God, and will separate us from him for eternity if something is not done. The good news of the gospel, however, is that God the son, Jesus, came to provide the way to God. Having lived a perfect life, he took the punishment for our sins on himself and died on the cross in our place. Three days later, he rose from the dead, offering us eternal life. His death and resurrection purchased your salvation, and provides a relationship with your creator. Best of all, he offers salvation as a gift. You must only receive it. Romans chapter 10 states that “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – At Independent we believe that this offer is for all the world. - Romans 5:8, 6:23, 1:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21, I Corinthians 15:1-3, John 14:6, Romans 1:16, 10:9, John 3:16
Second, our mission as a church is to help those who have received salvation to become more like the savior. Our duties as a local church are ministering to the needs of God’s people; faithfully preaching and teaching the doctrine of God’s word; and providing opportunities to serve one another. - Epehsians 4:12-16, Galatians 5:13
Whether you are searching for hope, searching for a home church, or just passing through, I pray that you will consider Independent Baptist Church.
I hope to see you soon,
Pastor Joshua Goodwin