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Who We Are 2017-07-25T14:31:33+00:00

Our Vision Statement

Hastings Baptist Church is a unified family, comprised of all ages, obedient to Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit and united in our love for God and His Word. We keep true to the Word of God and relevant to the culture by engaging personally and corporately in God-honoring worship, effective prayer, and life-changing Bible study.

We make disciples by teaching them to observe all Christ commanded; equipping believers for ministry, personal holiness and love for all people. We imitate the servant-hood of Christ by fervently sharing in the hard work, joys and burdens of our people, and enthusiastically loving one another; all with accountability to one another. We support our leadership in Christ’s work through the unified use of our God-given time, talents and finances.

We actively reach our community and the world through proclaiming and practicing the gospel. We humbly seek justice for others and mercifully love those in need and the spiritually lost by reaching them with the redeeming love of Christ to the glory of God.

We Value…

LOVE

God, who is love, loved us first and sent His son to die for us to give those who trust in Jesus eternal life with Him. To demonstrate our love for Him, we obey God’s command to love Him with our whole selves. We build meaningful, lasting relationships by loving others sacrificially setting aside our wants and desires, and putting others above ourselves in order to reflect God’s love to all people.

1 John 4:7-12, John 3:16, Matt.22:37-40, Phil. 2:1-4, Eph. 5:1-2, Rom. 5:8

HOLINESS

God is holy, perfect in character and without sin. Through salvation He has called us to be set apart: distinct from the world. Out of reverence to our holy God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we pursue holiness by imitating Christ, transforming and renewing our minds through biblical disciplines such as Bible study and prayer. In every aspect of our lives we demonstrate His perfect character to bring glory to Christ.

Psalm 99:9, Lev. 20:7, 2 Cor. 7:1, Rom. 12:2, 2 Tim. 2:15, Col. 3:17, 23, 1 Cor. 10:31

We Value…

UNITY

God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are one and function in perfect unity. We commit to unity as an active, personal choice to promote harmony and Christ-like maturity within the body of Christ. We value diversity within our church family, and passionately work together to use our God-given talents and abilities. We function as one in obedience toward achieving the goal of being fully committed followers of Christ.

Eph. 4:1-16, 1 Pet. 3:8, John 17:20-23, Rom. 12:4-5, 1 Cor. 12:12-31, Phil. 2:1-7

INTEGRITY

God in His righteousness is perfectly consistent within Himself. Living a life of integrity matters; by God’s grace and power we commit our hearts and lives to obediently walk in the light of God’s Word. We do this regardless of circumstances, blameless before God, humble before man, consistently striving to be Christ-like.

Psalm 119:142, Zeph. 3:5, James 1:22-25, Psalm 119:1, 9, Heb. 13:8, Prov. 10:9

What To Expect

Our Staff

The Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship time offers smaller classes for all ages from newborns to those in their nineties.  This time focuses on searching the Bible for answers and building into the lives of others who are facing life situations just like you.

The Sunday Morning Worship service consists of singing and the practical teaching of the Word of God.  We believe you will find a welcoming, friendly group of people who would love for you to come along with us as we search God’s Word to discover more about who He is and how He wants us to live.  We do not single out guests; we want you to feel comfortable.  Please do not feel obligated to participate in the offering as a guest.  We want to serve you and offer you a place to grow in your relationship with God.  We encourage everyone to “check us out” for at least three weeks to get a better feel for who we are.

What Should I wear? There is not any type of dress code at Hastings Baptist for its members or guests.  The person sitting next to you may wear a dress shirt and tie or jeans and a t-shirt, so come as you are!

PASTOR MATT MOSER
PASTOR MATT MOSERLead Pastor
Pastor Matt is a sincere, approachable man who is on a journey to become more like Christ. He graduated from Cedarville University where he met his wife, Kim. He is also a graduate of Baptist Bible Seminary of Clarks Summit, PA. earning two masters and a doctorate. Matt and Kim have three children that he loves spending time with. He enjoys bicycling, gardening/ lawn work, and reading.
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PASTOR RYAN ROSE
PASTOR RYAN ROSEFamily Life Pastor
Pastor Ryan served the community as the Program Director of the YMCA of Barry County before coming on staff at Hastings Baptist. He and his wife Joanna have three elementary age children. Ryan graduated from Cornerstone University and is currently working on his masters in counseling at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
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LOVE

HOLINESS

UNITY

INTEGRITY