Why Goldsboro?

Goldsboro has a city population of nearly 38,000 residents (with a larger surrounding population outside of the city limits.) A larger percent are military affliated (Seymour Johnson Air Force Base) and 70% of the residents unaffliated with a church. According to NC Baptist, Goldsboro has two pockets of lostness. Over, 65% of the residents do not have a relationship with Jesus. There is a desperate need for a gospel-centered church in Goldsboro, NC. 

Our Mission:

We aim to be a family of gospel-centered disciples who abide in Jesus.

Abide is one of the words English translators use to convey the Greek word meno. In John 15:4-10 the Greek word for abide is used throughout these passages 10 times (in various ways). In short, meno describes a state that begins and continues; stay, remain, dwell, live, etc.

Having abide as a church name serves as a reminder of our continuous position with Jesus. John 15:4-5 says, "Abide in me, and I in you...As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."

Our vision therefore is...

To be a family of gospel-centered disciples who abide in Jesus,

    who Know Jesus and submit to His lordship

    who Walk with Jesus and others in their circle of relationships, and

    who Go by maximizing their unique giftedness and calling,

In order to fulfill the Great Commission locally and around the world...

Core Values:

Our Core Values help us stay on track to accomplish our mission. Our Core Values are the non-negotiable commitments that set our church apart in the community and describe our true identity and purpose. These values each find their place within the overarching themes for our church: Know, Walk and Go.

Know Jesus.

We desire to see lives changed by the gospel. Everything we do is shaped by the gospel (whether it be our prayers or expository preaching). The gospel is the good news of what God has accomplished in the person of his Son - in His perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection. The accomplishments of Jesus secures forgiveness of sins and fullness of life for all who will repent of their sin and believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

1. Gospel-Centered Centrality

2. Prayer

3. Expository Preaching

Walk with Jesus.

The gospel creates a redeemed and transformed community of men, women, and children worshipping together. Abide Bible is committed to living life together in the context of HouseChurch and challenging one another to grow as a family of gospel-centered disciples of Christ.

4. Family-Oriented

5. Corporate Worship

6. HouseChurch

7. Christlikeness

8. Children & Student Discipleship

Go for Jesus.

We have been rescued and redeemed by a gentle and lowly Savior. Therefore, we seek to join His mission by making authentic disciple-makers among all nations and living as intentional neighbors with the love of Christ through service and generosity.

9. Multiethnic Kingdom Culture

10. Lay Leadership

11. Generosity & Stewardship

12. Gospel Renewal