- Phone: 919-563-3166
- Mailing Address: 476 Edgewood Church Rd. Mebane, NC 27302
We are a church in Mebane, NC that honor's and glorifies God by obeying Jesus' command to make disciples of all people. We do this by going into our community and beyond with the good new's that Jesus saves; teaching others through the Bible how to love God and and love their neighbors as themselves; and, equipping believers and sending them back into the world to share with others the story of how Jesus saved them.
We care about people because God cares about people. God desires for His children to experience abundant life in Him. Our vision is to engage, encourage, equip and expand our community to experience this life each and every day through the love and encouragement of Christ. We believe that we can't do life alone, that growing people change, that saved people serve people, and that found people find people.
We pray that Edgewood Baptist Church can make a Kingdom impact at a global and local level. We have a passion to continue growing and impacting lives and to reach people for Jesus Christ.
Scripture / Inspiration
We affirm that the Bible, both the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are inspired by God, though written by men. These men were inspired by God and therefore wrote the infallible Word of God that stands as the ultimate authority in all issues.
We affirm that the salvation of man is reliant totally upon the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Only by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone may a person be saved from their sins and given assurance of heaven and brought into the family of God.
We affirm that we believe in one Almighty God who exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one each with a distinct function and person.
We affirm that baptism is one of only two ordinances given to be administered by the local church to believers in Christ. It is a symbol and a testimony, of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and nothing more. It is only to be administered by a professing Christian, following salvation. In no way does it impart salvation to a person, or does it wash the sins of that person away. In addition, the only proper method of baptism is by submersion. In this way we observe how baptism has been observed both historically and Scripturally. Also, submersion is the only accurate representation of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
We affirm that once a person is born again and brought into an intimate relationship with Christ, their salvation cannot be lost. Once the relationship of God being one’s heavenly father has been established then that relationship may not be lost. Only the fellowship may be broken by that person’s choice to willfully commit sin.
We affirm that the church, a local body of believers, is God’s instrument for ministry as well as Christ’s bride. The church is the self-governing body of believers, baptized by submersion, that are under the headship and Lordship of Christ as well as the Holy Scriptures. It is their mission to evangelize, minister, and teach believers in Christ as well as to be a witness within their community. Its role is defined by the spiritual gifts of each believer within the church. These members are also commissioned to be light and salt within the community.
We affirm that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, He is God, and has been from eternity past. Born of the Virgin Mary by a miracle of the Holy Spirit, He is the Messiah. Christ is the Savior of the world, who died upon Calvary’s cross to pay the sin debt of the world and rose again on the third day conquering death. He is the only way to salvation, and Lord of all.
We affirm that the Holy Spirit is the third person of Trinity who is equal in deity with God the Father and Christ. He is the agent by whom the scripture was inspired, and the sins convicted. He also dwells within all believers and sanctifies them to conformity to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We affirm that evangelism is the duty and the mission of every believer within the body of Christ. Evangelism is the charge to take the Gospel of Christ to a dark and dying world. It tells of the love Christ has for them, as well as Christ desire to know them in an intimate way. Evangelism is the call to bring others to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with him.
Having being led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote is prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of gospel through all nations.
We also encourage to maintain family devotions; to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the Spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.