Salmo Baptist Church
Practicing the Presence of God
SBC Actively Seeking Pastor / Pulpit Supply
Salmo Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a bi-vocational Pastor to lead our congregation.
Position available Sept. 30, 2018.
Also in need of interim pulpit supply.
Please respond by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to Salmo Baptist Church
P.O. Box 591 Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0
Welcome to Salmo Baptist Church Online!
Once when asked which commandment in the Law was the greatest, Jesus answer was, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
In John chapter 13 we read about Jesus who was fully God and fully man, humbling Himself by washing the feet of His disciples.
It is in Jesus’ response to this very important question, coupled with His servant’s heart, that we find our reason to exist as His church in Salmo, British Columbia.
Salmo Baptist Church exists to glorify God and to serve those around us in a way that would allow people to see Jesus Christ in a very real and tangible way. Our mission and our purpose are the same…Love God, Love Others and Serve the Community.
Please have a look around our site. We hope you will find the information provided here to be helpful. If you live in our area or ever find yourself just passing through, we would love to have you come join us.
We gather on Sunday:
10:00 AM – Bible Study / Prayer / Fellowship
We gather on Thursday:
2:00 PM – Bible Study / Prayer / Fellowship
430 Cady Road
Salmo, British Columbia
P.O. Box 591
Salmo,BC V0G 1Z0
In order to be more like Jesus, we encourage our community to maintain a posture of truth and love.
Truth without love is harsh and seeks to win the argument at the expense of the other person. Love without truth is blind sentimentality in which reality is often ignored. We can’t divorce the one from the other—we need both. In an increasingly polarizing culture, it takes courage to listen thoughtfully while at the same time standing firm in beliefs.
We believe God is both real and personal (not an impersonal force). There is only one God, the Maker, Preserver, and Ruler of all things. He is all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good. Because of God, life has meaning and purpose.
We believe the Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Trinity. He is alive and active. He indwells followers of Christ, working in unison with the Word of God to guide them in all truth. He is the power that enables Christians to live as new creations in Christ and empowers believers for service.
We believe every human is created in the image of God. No matter how messed up we are, there is something good, true, and beautiful and, therefore, valuable about everyone. Thus, everyone deserves our dignity, honor, love, and respect, not because of who they are or what they do, but by sheer virtue of being human.
We believe restoration between God and people (also called ‘salvation’) happens when the Holy Spirit gives people a new heart, leading and enabling them to trust in Jesus alone for salvation. Because God loves his creation, he will also restore the entire universe to a condition of beauty, rest, joy, perfection, and freedom. God’s world, which began as a promising Garden, will find its fulfillment in a perfected, life-giving City in which there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain.
We believe the Church is the heart of Christian community. The Church doesn’t save, but functions as our adoptive spiritual family and the primary and essential means by which we experience his grace through relationship. God wants all members of his worldwide Church to be active in a local church which meets regularly to worship God, serve each other, and be a life-giving presence in their local community and world.
Jesus said, “I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5.
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right.
We believe good works do not and cannot make us acceptable to God, but are the natural outcome of authentic faith in Jesus. We become more fully human—the very best and most healthy version of ourselves—to the degree that we follow God’s loving commands. His commands, properly understood, are neither limiting nor oppressive but life-giving and, as such, are an essential prerequisite for true human flourishing.
We believe God was and is encountered in Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully human. He is the sole Mediator able to restore the broken relationship, and the resulting alienation, between God and people. As humanity’s Champion, he faced evil in its fullest form for us on the cross. By letting it crush him, he broke its power. Now, through his resurrection he brings a living hope that one day evil will be vanquished completely.
We believe God spoke and is speaking, that God communicated consistently to his people throughout history, and that this communication is recorded without error in the literature we call the Bible. It contains everything we need to know about having a right relationship with God and our fellow human beings.
We believe that in their quest for independence and the centrality of self, all people begin their lives alienated from God, and in this condition are without hope and under judgment, a condition that can only be cured through God’s loving, gracious, and saving intervention. Because we are depraved creatures, shame, loneliness, addiction, evil, and every kind of pain begins in the heart and creeps outward. Since we are made in the image of God, we are most alive when our trust, affections and allegiances are re-centered on him.
We believe in the reality and power of grace. Though we are worse than we could possibly fathom, because of Jesus Christ, we are more loved than we could ever wrap our minds around. We call this the gospel (Good News).
WE BELIEVE baptism is an outward and public proclamation of a decision made to follow Jesus Christ s Lord and Savior. Baptism does not provide salvation but is a beautiful picture of the burial and resurrection of our Lord. “buried with Him in baptism” Colossians 2:12. We practice baptism by immersion under water. This is the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.
We believe the Church is the heart of Christian community. The Church doesn’t save, but functions as our adoptive spiritual family and the primary and essential means by which we experience his grace through relationship. We encourage all members of our local community at Salmo Baptist Church to “Practice the Presence of God”.
We Believe God wants all members of his worldwide Church to be active in a local church which meets regularly to worship God, serve each other, and be a life-giving presence in their local community and world.
We won't ask you for money . . . really!
Our ministry is supported by the giving of our congregation, our association with the Canadian National Baptist Convention and the of West Coast Baptist Association of Churches. We do not ask the community we serve to financially support us in any way nor do we apply for government grants or hold fundraisers.
At SBC we believe the New Testament teaching on giving is clear: Give as you are able and give with a cheerful heart. While we believe giving sacrificially of ourselves and our resources is to be a part of every Spirit Led believer’s life, we do not compel our members to give 10% or tithe to the church. In fact, we don’t even pass an offering plate on Sunday morning. At the same time, we recognize that any ministries we engage in must be financially supported by our people and so our members are encouraged to give, but we leave the amount between them and our Lord.
Welcome To . . .
SBC Women’s Ministry Online!
We strive to honor God by reaching women for Jesus Christ and introducing them to Him as their Lord and Savior. It is our desire to become women that are more Christ-like in our personal lives, marriages, and family lives. With this in mind, we provide opportunities for women that will enable them to move closer to Christ. Some of the ways we do this are:
- Encouraging devotional prayer life
- Demonstrating and sharing the love of God with others
- Enabling women to identify and fulfill their God-given gifts and abilities
- Building friendships among all women.
Welcome to SBC's Online Bookstore!
As a service to our online visitors we have made resources available from two of the biggest on-line shopping sites for your convenience. When you purchase through our website, a portion of the sale goes to the ministries of Salmo Baptist Church helping to expanding the Kingdom of God in our community.
Thank you for visiting and supporting the work God has established in Salmo, B.C