A Word About Us
Joining a church can mean many things to many people. Some seek out God and community when they feel they have lost their way, or are seeking a deeper purpose, or are looking for a way to connect to their family and cultural identity. But it is our belief that the Church, at its core, is about walking together as Christ's followers and pointing others to a personal relationship with Him.
At Corliss Street Baptist Church, we inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to bring the Holy Spirit into their lives at every moment - moments of joy, moments of despair, and even those moments in between. We are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message with loving patience and kindness. If you are looking for a church home, contact us today and learn more about what it means to be a part of what God is doing in us and through us.
To LOVE GOD with All We Are
By accepting the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, as the source of our hope in this life and in the life to come
By being obedient to Him in our daily living
By striving for attitudes & actions that reflect Him working through us
By cooperating with His larger work in the world through all those who confess Christ as their Savior
To LOVE EACH OTHER with the Love of Jesus
By sharing in each other’s joys
By sustaining each other in times of distress
By praying for one another
By pursuing authentic relationships with one another
To LOVE THOSE AROUND US
By fostering a genuine interest in their wellbeing
By seeking to meet their needs as God gives us the ability and resources to do so
By pointing them to the hope we have found in Jesus Christ
Having Been led by the Spirit of God to profess faith in Jesus Christ, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with God and with each other.
We pledge to serve Christ in the fellowship of this congregation. We shall endeavor to love one another, to remember one another in prayer, to share in each other's joys, and to sustain each other in times of distress. We aspire to be a fellowship of the concerned where the lost may find Jesus Christ, sinners may find pardon, seekers may find meaning for their lives, where all who come may find welcome. We shall strive to be responsible church members through faithful attendance study, and giving.
We shall seek to be obedient to Christ in our daily living. Within our homes, in our labor, and while at leisure we shall strive for attitudes and actions which reflect God's Spirit working through us. Believing that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we shall endeavor to avoid experiences and habits which defile the body and hinder our witness.
Bound together in a fellowship of faith with all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we shall pray and labor for a spirit of unity among all Christians.
Believing that our call to be a church is a call to witness in the world, we dedicate ourselves anew as servants of the Lord of all life. Whenever people are in bondage to ignorance, poverty, fear, or prejudice, we shall strive for justice, freedom, dignity and peace. Whenever people are separated by barriers of hostilty and distrust, we shall be ministers of God's reconciling love. As we pledge our support to the work of our missionaries throughout the world, we commit ourselves to the mission to which God calls us all.
Acknowledging our human frailties and ever seeking forgiveness, we profess our need of the Holy Spirit, and commit our lives to Jesus Christ, and through Him to the care, the judgment, the deliverance, and the mercy of Almighty God. Amen
Corliss Street Baptist is part of the American Baptist Churches of Maine