Fellowship Baptist Church Akure is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: the King James Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. The church should be autonomous or self-governing. The believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally. God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church – baptism and the Lord’s supper. Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. The separation of church and state is biblical. The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose their salvation. There are two biblical offices in the church – pastors and deacons.
What does it mean to be an independent fundamental church?
As an Independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. We are self-governing and because of this, we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body.
How can I be involved in a ministry?
Once you’re a member, there are several areas of ministry involvement at Fellowship Baptist Church Akure . Our people serve through SOUL WINNING, and also other needed work around the church area. Feel free to contact the church office if you would like to volunteer your time in any of these areas.
What is required for membership?
To be a member of Fellowship Baptist Church Akure, you must first give testimony of salvation and be either baptized here at Fellowship Baptist Church or have been baptized in a Baptist church of like-faith and practice. Additionally, for the protection and unity of our church, you must agree with our Articles of Faith and Constitution and By-laws.
How is the leadership of the church structured?
Ultimately, Christ is the Head of this church. On a daily basis, Fellowship Baptist Church is primarily led by the pastor. Pastor works through prayer and decision- making to follow the leading of the Lord for our church ministry. Also, our deacons serve as a church-elected group that meets with the pastor as he sees fit to review and discuss matters of church importance. This gives a high level of accountability, as we follow God’s leading for this church.
What does it mean to be non-charismatic?
This simply means that we are not a part of the modern-day charismatic movement. We do not practice speaking in tongues, faith healing, sensationalism, or believe in extra-biblical revelation (God revealing Himself outside of the Bible). While there are many people who prefer to worship in this way, we choose to worship in ways that we feel to be consistent with God’s Word and His plan for the New Testament Church.
What is the philosophy about financial giving?
We have never practiced pressure techniques or fundraising schemes. Rather, we choose to occasionally preach and teach what God’s Word says about Christian stewardship and giving. How you respond to that teaching is a heart issue between you and the Lord. The only time you will be contacted about your giving is either when you request it, or when you receive our annual charitable contributions summary.
What should I expect when I visit?
Here at Fellowship Baptist Church Akure, we are thrilled to have guests visiting in most every service. As soon as you walk through the doors, we believe you will find what so many people love about Fellowship Baptist Church—a down-to-earth and genuinely friendly environment. We will usually begin every service by making sure that each guest receives an information packet about our church. During the services themselves, you can expect to enjoy clear, God-honoring music and fervent, practical preaching.
Where do I take my children?
We are family integrated church, and we do not apologize for that. We believe that children should not be excluded from public service for any reason. And they should be taught about at home to know how to behave in the house of God. There will be private places for you to breastfeed your baby and still listen to God’s Word
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don’t invite you as our guest to Fellowship Baptist Akure for your offering. We want our service to be a blessing to you. We hope you will find in this place an inviting family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can learn and grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
What if I still want to know more?
Feel free to explore our website – you’ll find additional information about the our pastor, our purpose, services, ministries, and more! Also, feel free to contact any of our church staff members with your questions. Again, we are thrilled you have chosen to visit our website. We would love to meet you in person and the chance to minister to you!