The purpose of Hurley Baptist Church is to fulfill both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
The Great Commandment
Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-38
The Great Commission
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20.
We accomplish our purpose through the power of the Holy Spirit by fulfilling the five purposes of the Church:
1. Worship – (true love, adoration, and devotion to Jesus lived out in our lives as well as in our services)
2. Evangelism - (leading the lost to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ)
3. Discipleship – (growing the faith of believers through study of the Word and the revelation of the Spirit
4. Fellowship – (becoming the family of God through truly knowing and loving one another)
5. Missions – (To fulfill the Great Commission by being missionaries at home and around the world)