Purpose Statement

            In that we are obviously living in the last days prior to the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we understand that we are living in the days characterized by compromise, apathy, spiritual entropy, and departure from the historical doctrinal positions of independent Baptists.  The purpose for the establishment of the Midwest Independent Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship shall be to:

1. Encourage one another to be faithful in our ministries to the Lord Jesus Christ, to the preaching and teaching of His inspired Words to bring sinners to salvation decisions, and to lead believers to become evangelistic disciple makers to the glory of God.

2. Encourage one another to be faithful in the areas of personal holiness, practical separation from both worldliness, and from Ecclesiological compromise.

3. Encourage one another through preaching conferences, a forum for exchange of prayer needs, to aid one another in times of difficulties, and to rebuke, reprove, and admonish one another in loving faithfulness to our New Covenant responsibilities as leaders of the Lord’s local churches.

4. Encourage one another in our efforts in publishing the Scriptures, promoting world evangelism and church planting missions, and in writing, publishing, and promoting biblical discipleship materials for local churches.

5. Encourage and promote a positive peer pressure upon one another, upon Bible colleges, upon Theological seminaries, and upon young men entering into ministry. 

6. Encourage the formation of continuing spiritual leadership where younger men can succeed older men in their stand for the historical truths that independent Baptists have held precious for centuries.  We do this so as to follow the admonition of the Apostle Paul in his instruction to Timothy, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2).

7. Encourage the formation of a group of individual spiritual leaders that will generate a continuum for theological dogmatism and militant fundamentalism in succeeding generations of pastors and evangelists who will continue the principals of this organization through their local churches.

Purpose Statement in PDF form

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