These Core Values are at the center of everything we do here at Bulverde Baptist. This is different than our statement of faith and doctrine—it has more to do with focus and perspective.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO SCRIPTURAL PREACHING AND TEACHING, BELIEVING THE BIBLE TO BE THE FINAL AUTHORITY AND THE CATALYST FOR NOT ONLY TRANSFORMING LIVES, BUT FOR ALSO MATURING THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORSHP THAT HONORS AND GLORIFIES GOD BOTH IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES AND IN THE CORPORATE BODY OF THE CHURCH.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY THAT BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS, STIMULATES SPIRITUAL GROWTH, ENCOURAGES LOVE AND UNITY, AND MEETS MATERIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP PRINCIPLES IN ORDER TO BE FREE TO IMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT MINISTRIES AND MISSIONS
WE ARE COMMITTED TO REACHING, CULTIVATING, AND DEVELOPING GODLY FAMILIES.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO PRAYER AS WE BELIEVE PRAYER IS A PRIVILEGE AND A RESPONSIBILITY.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUTREACH THAT INCLUDES EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Man is made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness by salvation. To be eternally separated from God man will reside in Hell. To be eternally in union with God man will reside in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit lives in the believer. Man is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and the power of God that gives this security.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
For more about what we believe go to: The Baptist Faith and Message 2000
In June of 1973, Dellview Baptist Church in San Antonio sponsored a Vacation Bible School in the Bulverde area to determine possible interest in planting a church. This Vacation Bible School was held at the home of Bonnie and Mike Cejka with the help of Gay Morgan, Madeline Sellars, Marilyn Rohlmeier, and Mary Jane Witte.
As a result of the success of this Vacation Bible School, a decision was made to launch a church. The first Sunday service of Bulverde Baptist Mission was held August 26, 1973 in the chapel at Roy Aker’s Singing Hills Ranch. Approximately 200 people attended that first service with 29 people joining the church at that first service.
Through the first few years of this young church, two pastors served and led the church to meet the needs of the Bulverde community ~ Dr. Perry Webb served as the interim pastor until Rev. John B. Witte was called to be the first pastor of BBC in March of 1974. As the church grew, the need for a permanent location was becoming an issue. The church moved to its first permanent building and current location in October of 1975 and was constituted as a Southern Baptist Church that same month. Over the years, the church had numerous pastors and staff members, but the church has never lost the missions mindset that launched the church in the beginning.
Along with numerous other mission projects the church has undertaken, in 1995 Bulverde Baptist sponsored a Hispanic Mission, which eventually constituted as a Church on its own. In 2005, BBC opened two local homes to IMB missionaries on state side furlough. These homes were donated to the church for the purpose of building the kingdom of God and that is exactly what they did by offering a place of refuge and rest to those in the mission field.
It is the desire of Bulverde Baptist Church to continue to do the work and the will of God in the Bulverde/Spring Branch community. Our history is not long, but is rich in what the Lord has done in and through the lives of the members and those in the area. God has a great future for Bulverde Baptist Church…will you be a part of it?