In 2015, we began to reflect together about our church past, present, and the future. The following six Vision Statements make it plain. This is the church we believe God desires for us to be:


2b’s Worship is a dynamic and spirit-filled fusion of diverse styles, traditions, music and cultures. Worship opens us to transforming encounters with Christ, with each other, and calls us to action.


2b believes mission is a way of life. We discover and live out our personal missional calling.


2b is a beloved community, affirming, supporting and sharing life together. We each have deep, accepting, personal connections within the church family.


2b communicates in ways that are engaging, comprehensive, and cutting edge, with relevance to a 21st century world.


2b believes in Christ’s message of inclusion, justice, peacemaking, and reconciliation. We engage the world in thoughtful dialogue on the most challenging issues of the day in a faith-informed context.


2b cultivates deep wisdom and courageous faith. Rooted in the Biblical story and inspired by saints, past and present, we are faithful followers of Christ.


Second Baptist Church is a community of faith made up of followers of Jesus Christ who are diverse in backgrounds and perspectives and are united in our mission to love and serve God and the world God loves. In fulfillment of this mission, we value ...

  • Worship that is dynamic, spiritual, and relevant;

  • Discipleship rooted in the Bible that leads to deep wisdom and courageous faith;

  • Fellowship that is loving, supportive, and respectful of one another;

  • Ministry that puts people and their unique gifts into partnership with God to share God’s love and be a reconciling presence in a divided world.

We value our Baptist heritage. We seek opportunities to cooperate with other Baptist organizations and churches as well as churches and faith communities from other traditions as we provide ministry to our neighbors at home and around the world. Our Covenant of Community is intended to guide this community as we work together to fulfill our mission.