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Welcome to Madera Baptist Church 

We invite you to celebrate with us on June 18,  2017

Pastor Austel 15th year Anniversary at Madera Baptist Church

 

 

 

MBC

At Madera Baptist Church, we are committed to sharing the Love of God.  We invite you to visit our church on Sunday at 9:30 am for Bible study- all ages and at 10:45 am for church service.

At MBC, we are committed to sharing the truth and the love of God.

Your visit at MBC will be friendly, enjoyable and welcoming for your whole family.

Our church builds on the word of God.

About Us

Life is not easy.  When we look around at our neighbors, our co-workers, and even within our own families, we see people who hurt.  We find that we are often surrounded by people with real problems.  When Jesus was on this earth, these were the same people who he tended to surround Himself with.

At Madera Baptist Church we also have a heart for hurting people.  We recognize that we should follow Jesus’ example and minister to the ones around us.  We are confident that you will not find a more caring, loving church.

Although known for being a warm, loving church, our number one desire is to be faithful and obedient to the word of God and our Savior our Lord Jesus Christ.       Can real people with real problems come together to worship, fellowship, and work together?  You bet!

In Philippians 3:12-14, Paul compared his life to running a race.  Paul had the right idea when he wrote, “I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”.

If you need support and encouragement as you run your race, we would love to have you join with us.

Pastor Pete & Linda Austel

Madera Baptist Church began in 1957 under the care of Pastor Lyndell Kuns.  The church celebrated it’s 50th anniversary (1957-2007) on April 1, 2007.  The church will be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary on April 30th, 2017.

Currently, Madera Baptist Church is pastored by Peter Austel and is a part of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) as well as the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches (CARBC).  Pastor Peter Austel has been in our church for 15 years as of June 2017.

Our desire and prayer is that when you are with us, you will sense the presence of the Lord and enjoy the uniqueness of our fellowship in Christ. Please take a look at the rest of our website for our service timesministries and contact information.

We look forward to worshiping with you soon!

CONTACT MADERA BAPTIST CHURCH

MADERA BAPTIST CHURCH

1264 S. Golden State Blvd., Madera, California 93637

Office: (559) 674-5577

Facsimile: (559) 674-6988

Email: office@maderabc.com

Office open Tuesday – Friday (8 am – 4 pm)

Sunday School

Sunday School:

Children’s Ministry

A weekly time for kids to gather with other kids their age to learn stories and truths from the Bible. Adults also meet in their own class during this time.

Nursery At Its Finest

Nursery:  Special care is provided for little ones to allow the parent to participate in the morning service.

Children’s Church:  (for children kindergarten through 6th grade)
After the congregational singing in the morning service, kids are dismissed to engage in lessons geared to their age.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Sundays:  Sunday School

WednesdaysTREK (for youth in middle school)

It is our belief that every teenager needs a genuine and growing relationship with Jesus. It is for this reason that we make every effort to provide constant opportunities for them to learn and study God’s Word, talk about issues they face today, and fellowship with each other.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Women’s Ministry
The women’s ministry of Madera Baptist Church, open to all women, meets every other month to enjoy Christian fellowship, and worship through devotions and singing. Our ladies benefit the church by planning activities and projects as well as serving in various capacities in the church.

Ladies Bible Study
The women of Madera Baptist Church meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9:30 AM of every month for ladies bible study. We are currently going through the bible study by David Jeremiah “Slaying The Giants In Your Life”.  All ladies are welcome to join.

 

 

MEN’S MINISTRY

Men’s Ministry

The men of Madera Baptist Church meet together every three months for a Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. The main focus of this time together is prayer and fellowship.

We seek to determine how the Lord would have us as men fulfill our responsibilities in our church. We encourage all of our men and boys to join us as friendships are formed and bonds are made.

Men’s Bible Study

The men of Madera Baptist Church meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:00 AM  for a bible study.  We are now going through the bible study by John MacArthur “Hard to Believe”.    All men and boys are welcome to join us.  We meet at the church in the Fellowship Hall.

OUR SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES

Our missionaries are

Name

Location

Organization

Betty Booth
Mike & June Bradley England Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE)
Marvin & Diane Fray São Paulo, Brazil Baptist Mid-Missions (BMM)
Jim & Carol Garcines Elk Grove, California Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE)
Matthew & Marla Hanna Kaohsiung, Taiwan Baptist Mid-Missions (BMM)
Jason & Kathy Laird Madera, California
Steve & Cari Wendel Czech Republic Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE)

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Welcome To Madera Baptist Church

Life is not easy.  When we look around at our neighbors, our co-workers, and even within our own families, we see people who hurt.  We find that we are often surrounded by people with real problems.  When Jesus was on this earth, these were the same people who he tended to surround Himself with.

At Madera Baptist Church we also have a heart for hurting people.  We recognize that we should follow Jesus’ example and minister to the ones around us.  We are confident that you will not find a more caring, loving church.  Although known for being a warm, loving church, our number one desire is to be faithful and obedient to our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Can real people with real problems come together to worship, fellowship, and work together?  You bet!!  In Philippians 3:12-14, Paul compared his life to running a race.  Paul had the right idea when he wrote, “I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”.  If you need support and encouragement as you run your race, we would love to have you join with us.

Madera Baptist Church began in 1957 under the care of Pastor Lyndell Kuns.  The church celebrated it’s 50th anniversary (1957-2007) on April 1, 2007.

Currently, Madera Baptist Church is pastored by Peter Austel and is a part of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) as well as the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches (CARBC).

Our desire and prayer is that when you are with us, you will sense the presence of the Lord and enjoy the uniqueness of our fellowship in Christ. Please take a look at the rest of our website for our service timesministries and contact information. We look forward to worshiping with you soon!

Pastor Peter Austel, Sr.

 Doctrinal Statement of FaithTable of Contents

  1. The Bible
  2. The Godhead
  3. The Father
  4. The Son, Jesus Christ
  5. The Holy Spirit
  6. Humanity, Sin and Salvation
  7. Holy Living

Statement of Faith

The following comprise the Scriptural beliefs of this Church and its members.

Doctrinal Beliefs

These beliefs are held by this Church to be the foundational truths of Scripture.  The Bible contains a much more exhaustive description of such doctrines and the reference cited may only be representative of the Bible’s teaching on the issue stated.

  1. The Bible

We believe that:

  1. God the Holy Spirit worked through individual authors, using their own unique personalities, to produce the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. (2 Peter 1:20, 21)
  2. The Bible is God’s complete, written, self-revelation. All that the Scripture contains is sufficient for proper daily life; and there is no new revelation or Scriptures being given today. (2 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 22: 18).
  3. The Bible will remain forever and will serve as the basis to judge those who have not lived in obedience to it. (John 5:45; 12:48)
  4. The original biblical manuscripts are inspired by God, in that every word written was exactly what God intended to be written and contained no errors, even when touching on scientific or historical matters. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  5. God supernaturally guided the transmission of the Bible throughout time so that we can be completely confident that we possess the written Word of God. The differences in translations that exist do not affect any of the Bible’s teachings. (2 Peter 1:20, 21)
  6. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning.

 

  1. The Godhead

We believe that:

  1. God exists, as he always has and always will, and that no other gods exist but the God of the Bible. (Isaiah 44:6; 45:6, 7; 57:15)
  2. God is one spirit being who exists in three distinct persons, each of them fully God- Father, Son, and Spirit. (John 4:24; 1:1; Acts 5:3,4)
  3. God is working all things out for his own glory. This includes the good things that happen as well as the bad things. (Romans 8:28; Ephesians 1:3 -14)
  4. God is controlling all things to his predetermined end. That he does this while holding human beings accountable for the decisions they make is a mystery beyond our ability to understand. (Daniel 4:34, 35; Acts 2:23)
  5. God is holy, completely without sin of any kind. He demands nothing less than perfection from his moral creatures.  His righteous anger is justly poured out on all who do not conform to his commands.  At the same time, God is full of compassion on sinful people and he abounds in love, grace and kindness upon those who do not deserve it.  God is never capricious in what he does, never acts with partiality or prejudice towards people, but always acts according to what is true and right.  (1 Peter 1:16; Romans 1:18-31; James 1:13, 14; 1 John 4:7, 8; Psalm 136; Romans 2:11; Revelation 15:3)
  6. God knows everything, including what will happen before it happens. He is all-powerful, and he is present everywhere at the same time in the fullness of his being. (Isaiah 44:7, 8; Genesis, 17:1, Psalm 139:1-12)
  7. The Father 

We believe that:

  1. When the Bible speaks about things in heaven and earth glorifying God, it does so primarily in relation to God the Father. The Father’s glory results from the working out of his predetermined plan for everything that happens. (Ephesians 1:3-14; Philippians 2:9-11)
  2. Because the Father loved sinners so much, he sent both his Son and the Spirit to save mankind. (John 3:16; 14:16, 17)
  3. When we speak of Christians being “God’s children”, this is no figure of speech. The life we live originates in God’s own life.  Not only do we share his life, but we also enter into a relationship in which we experience his continual care for us.  (John 1:12, 13; 3:3; Romans 8:14-17)
  4. The Father’s care for us as his children includes his disciplining us. While this can be hard at times for us, we are thankful for it because it confirms that we really are his children. (Proverbs 3:11, 12; Hebrews 12:4-11)
  5. The Son, Jesus Christ

We believe that:

  1. The eternal Son of God voluntarily became a human being when he was conceived in the womb of his mother, Mary, a virgin. Since God was his father, he had no need of a human father.  His miraculous birth was just the beginning of a life full of miracles that he performed.  While he experienced the natural limitations of being human (needing to eat, to sleep, and having to learn things as a child, etc.) Jesus still possessed all the characteristics essential to being God.  Jesus is fully God and he is fully man. ( Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-25; John 20:30, 31; Philippians 2:5-7; Luke 2:52; John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6)
  2. The Lord Jesus lived a sinless life. Because he is God, it was impossible for him to sin.  He lived sinlessly both as an example for others to follow, and also to be qualified to give his life in the place of sinful people.  (Hebrews 4:14, 15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-25)
  3. Jesus Christ died and was raised up from the grave by the miraculous power of God. (Mathew 28:6; Acts 2:24; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:20)
  4. Jesus ascended into heaven, where he is seated at the right hand of God, a place of divine right and authority. Our savior is praying for all those who believe in him.  He will come back to earth someday soon to establish an earthly kingdom.  (Acts 1:6-11; 3:19-21; Hebrews 1:3, 13; 7:25)
  5. The Holy Spirit 

We believe that:

  1. The Spirit is God. (Acts 5:1-5; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17)
  2. After Jesus ascended into heaven, he sent the Spirit to play a major role in bringing the church into existence. The Sprit’s empowerment and guidance make it possible for the church to fulfill the Great Commission that Christ commanded us to carry out. (John 14:16; Acts 1:8; 4:31; Ephesians 5:18)
  3. The Spirit’s main purpose is to exalt and honor Jesus. One of the ways the Spirit accomplishes that purpose is to work in the lives of unsaved people to bring them to Christ as their Savior from sin and eternal judgment.  (John 16:7-15)
  4. When the Spirit saves someone, that person receives a new, sinless nature. The Spirit himself in some mysterious way comes to live within each saved person.  The Spirit’s presence in us now is God’s way of saying that our salvation is secure.  (John 3:3; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9-11;2 Timothy 1:14; Ephesians 1:13, 14)
  5. The Spirit also gives each saved person a special ability for working in the church. The purpose of these spiritual gifts is to build up the body of Christ.  (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-16)
  6. Baptism in the Spirit is a one-time divine act that places the believer into the body of Christ. Every believer experiences this baptism of the Spirit when they are saved.  (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  7. The Spirit helps each Christian to become more like the Lord Jesus and thus live in a way that is pleasing to God. As we live in obedience to God, the Spirit fills and empowers believers in Christ to live godly lives.  (2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16, 25; Ephesians 5:18)
  8. Humanity, Sin, and Salvation

We believe that:

  1. God created everything in six (6) days, twenty-four (24) hour literal days. Life on earth, including human beings, did not evolve into existence millions or billions of years ago, but recently (within thousands). (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)
  2. Satan is the author of sin, is in opposition to God and is the accuser of believers. He has reign over the world today, although it is not supreme. He has been defeated by Christ’s death and resurrection; however, the realization of Christ’s victory will occur in the final judgment when Satan will be eternally punished in hell (Lake of Fire).  (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Mathew 4:2-11; 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
  3. People are born sinners, having received the sinful nature from their parents. Both sin and death were passed from Adam and Eve (humanity’s first parents), who were the first to sin.  People do not die because they are human beings; they die because they are sinful human beings.  When the bodies of Christians are raised from the dead, they will never die because they will no longer have their sinful natures.  (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12-21; John 11:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58)
  4. Because the entire human race has been corrupted by sin, every human being stands condemned by a holy God. Because of the awful nature of sin, unsaved people will spend forever in the conscious torment of hell (Lake of fire). (Romans 1:18-32; 3:9-20,23; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:47-49; Luke 16:23)
  5. Because sinful people are helpless to save themselves, God took pity upon them, loved them, and sent his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to die in their place, be raised from the dead, and be exalted in heaven. This is the heart of the good news of the Gospel. (John 3:16-18; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Romans 1:16,17)
  6. People who live and die without ever hearing the good news of the Gospel will not be spared God’s wrath and the punishment of hell. There is only one way for anyone to be saved, by accepting the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  (Romans 1:18-32; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5)
  7. As the Gospel is preached to sinners, God opens the hearts of the elect to hear and respond to the Gospel message. They respond freely and gladly, believing in Christ as their personal Savior from sin. (John 6:37, 39, 44, 65; Acts 13:48; Romans 9:11-24, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; Ephesians 1:4;2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:1, 2)
  8. It is only by God’s grace that anyone is saved, because salvation cannot be earned. Sinful people are saved when they hear and believe the good news that Jesus died and was resurrected for them. When God saves a sinner, that person is declared righteous by God, all sins are forgiven, a new nature is given through the new birth and the Spirit takes up his residence within them. (Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5; Romans 3:21-25; 4:1-8; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 2:38; John 3:3-6; 1 Peter 1:23; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19)
  9. The only way for a person or anyone else to know for sure whether someone is saved is from the many changes that take place after a person is saved. So while good works are not necessary for salvation, they are necessary as a proof of salvation.  (Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26; Matthew 7:15-23)
  10. Before they are saved, it is natural for unsaved people to live for themselves, according to the thinking and values of the day. After they are saved, God becomes their first love, and it is natural for them to want to obey God.  (John 14:15; Romans 6:1-23; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:17-24; 1 John 4:19)
  11. Once a person is saved, that person will always be saved. (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:31-38)
  12. Holy Living

We believe that:

  1. Because salvation is demonstrated by a changed life, Christians will live a life that will stand in sharp contrast to the way that unsaved people live their lives. We will, as a general characteristic of our lives, not live in immorality or act in ways contrary to the commands of the Bible.  (Romans 6:1-23; 1 John)
  2. Becoming more like Jesus Christ is our goal, but it is a process that will continue to the day we die. We will never be without sin this side of heaven.  We grow as Christians by reading the Bible, by praying, by persevering through difficult experiences and by contributing to the lives of other Christians in meaningful ways.  (Philippians 3:10-14; 2 Peter 3:18; James 1:2-4; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 2:6; Titus 2:12,13)
  3. Christians live in the world but are not to be like the world. We will not compromise our beliefs or our values while fulfilling our duties to our employers or to those in government who rule over us.  Loyalty to God comes before loyalty to anyone else.  (John 17:14-16; Acts 4:17-20; 5:27-29; Romans 13:1-7)
  4. In matters that are not specifically addressed in the Bible, either by statement or principle, Christians are to follow their conscience. When consciences differ among believers, we are to permit each other the freedom to do what we feel God would have us do. (Romans 14:1-15:7)