WHAT WE BELIEVE
As a church that is built on the Bible, we believe in:
We recognize that there is one and only one living and true God, who exists in three persons — Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit — but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; John 1:14)
Authority of Scripture
We value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We will seek to praise and worship Him passionately—as individuals, as families, and as a local church. (John 4:23-24)
We will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer. (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
We encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and, we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.(Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4)
Fellowship & Community
We will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring. (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11)
We will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts. (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28)
Every Member Ministry
We will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
Evangelism / Missions
We will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status in our local community and throughout the world. (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
We encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one-tenth of one’s income) to support the work of the church. (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10)
WHO WE ARE
Silent Friends Chapel at First Baptist Dallas
This represents that each believer in Christ
receives new life according to 2 Corinthians 5:17; and that we are brought into the fellowship into the body of Christ according to Ephesians 4:4-6.
We are called to be a multicultural church family that seeks to fulfill the Great Commission by teaching all generations to gather, connect, and serve.
We are a church that seeks to be a home for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and ASL users.
WHO IS JESUS?
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, God incarnate, the promised Messiah. He fulfilled all of the biblical prophecies of the Old Testament that anticipated His arrival, including:
His heritage (Isaiah 9:6–7, Psalm 2:7)
His conception and birth (Isaiah 7:14)
His arrival (Micah 5:2)
His purpose (Jeremiah 33:14–15)
While on earth, Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God; He was human, yet without sin. In His substitution death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin, and promises to return at a day and hour only known by God.
In the meantime, Jesus desires a personal relationship with each one of us. Through His redemption, we have the opportunity to live eternally with Him, in a place He is currently preparing for us; a place without illness, sorrow, pain, and death.
This relationship—and the journey to this place—begins by accepting that Jesus, as Lord and Savior, has the power to accomplish this. And that by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we dedicate our lives to living and learning to be more like Him.
It’s human nature to have questions and even doubts; having lived in human form, Jesus understands this. If you have questions about Jesus, or even some doubts, we welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you.