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Pittsburgh, PA 15208



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Our Vision 2020: God's Preferred Future for Baptist Temple

What is a Vision?
A God-given vision is so important that the bible says in Proverbs 29;18, “Where these is no vision the people perish…” A vision has been defined as a word-picture describing God’s preferred future. A church needs a vision—something that makes the church look forward and works towards.

Vision 2020 is the word-picture describing what Baptist Temple is to be by the year 2020. Phase 1 of the Vision 2020 includes but is not limited to: Improving our building and Increasing our capacity to serve…

We are looking forward and working toward! We are one of the LEADING DISCIPLE-MAKING CHURCH’s in Pittsburgh – a destination for members of the church, community and vicinity. Our Mission is recorded in Matthew 28:19, 20 where it states, “19 GO therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, BAPTIZING them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and TEACHING them to obey everything that I have commanded.”

WE MINISTER TO PEOPLE from all ages, races, backgrounds, from all parts of Pittsburgh developing them into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Every year WE FULFILL OUR POTENTIAL, baptizing many new converts, welcoming many new members, teaching the Scriptures, and, doing full-scale, faith-focused, family-friendly, five-star ministry for people at all levels of spiritual maturity. WE ARE GROWING Spiritually, Programmatically, Numerically and Financially. Our church (people, facilities and ministries) is a vital resource for our members and for the community.

WE ARE A HEALTHY CHURCH balanced on the Five-Fold Ministry paradigm (Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Stewardship, and Witness-ship) and for that reason we are a church with a growing worshiping community. To further The Mission and accommodate our growth we have multiple worship experiences. We are a Christ-Centered, Biblically-Based, Mission-Oriented and Culturally Relevant Church

WE ARE KNOWN FOR our vibrant worship, powerful preaching, excellent teaching, relevant ministry, friendliness, hospitality, benevolence and most of all our love and care for others. We have full time and part time staff -- a team of trained, educated, anointed ministers and administrators to facilitate effective, efficient and excellent ministry.

WE ALSO HAVE a well-motivated, well-mobilized, well-organized core of dedicated volunteers - working together in a coordinated, cohesive effort in all that we do as we continually improve upon our endeavors, as well as our institutions, partnerships, strategies, and systems. We have adequate, state of the art facilities to help facilitate ministry and to maximize ministry effectiveness.

WE ARE A TITHING CHURCH financing ministry and investing in The Vision
using Malachi 3 as our standard. We Move as one body in Christ; we are of one mind; we serve one LORD. We minister holistically to the whole 21st century person, family and community - even addressing the hurts, needs and interests of the least of these, the left out, the lost and the less fortunate through local and foreign mission, social justice and benevolence.

WE LEAD THE WAY in building and bettering the world around us, especially as vanguards in restoring Homewood a premier neighborhood in Pittsburgh. We appropriate cutting edge technology in service of ministry—especially with our interactive website, social media, online giving and through broadcasting. We pray with and for one another. We greet and bless one another by saying, “Grace and Peace.” We love and serve the LORD and others. We are the church God is calling us to be serving in this present age.