HERITAGE BAPTIST is a theologically conservative church, in single-alignment with the Great Commission Baptist Convention, (formerly Southern Baptist) the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Crossroads Baptist Association. Our missions giving is channeled through the Missouri Baptist Convention and onto all Southern Baptist mission causes. We also give to local mission efforts and other mission causes as the needs arise.
Heritage Baptist is a congregation that began in 2004 with the goal of bringing a message of Truth and Hope to Columbia and beyond.
Is Heritage a good fit for you? Consider the following:
-Some people prefer a small, close-knit congregation, and that is who we are.
-Some people are looking for a place to really plug-in and use their spiritual gifts to serve the Lord. Small, newer churches have many opportunities.
-Some people are looking for a church with consistent Bible teaching, and that is who we are.
-Our worship style combines great hymns of the faith with contemporary songs plus preaching from the Bible.
What are the foundations of our church?
We believe that salvation comes by faith in Christ alone.
We believe in believer’s baptism by immersion after conversion.
We believe in missions: reaching people by supporting local ministries such as My Life Clinic, regional ministries like disaster relief efforts for tornado victims in Joplin, and international mission efforts in Turkey and Africa.
We believe in the accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible as our source of truth and authority.
What do I wear when I attend? This is a great question. Most of us wear casual clothing. The men wear pants, jeans, shirts, whereas the women wear pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, blouses. However, some wear more formal attire and feel equally comfortable.
What kind of worship style can I expect? Our desire is to always worship the Father in both spirit and in truth. We do this by worshipping Him in bible study, song, scripture reading, prayer, sermon, and giving. Our musical worship is a blended style. We use hymns and choruses from ancient to modern times, believing that God inspires song writers of all ages to glorify Him.
Desiring to glorify God, we value...
Evangelism: we value people because people matter to God and they deserve to hear the truth.
Discipleship: we value the truth of the Bible that can transform lives, investing in other believers to multiply God’s Kingdom.
Ministry: we believe every member is a minister.
Prayer: we value asking, seeking, knocking and total dependence on the Lord.
Worship: We believe we should continually honor God with our praise and our lives, fully devoted to Christ and His cause.
Fellowship: we believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of our church life.
Innovation: we value creativity and flexibility in order to reach people with an unchanging message.