Our Vision

The vision of Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church is to produce a family of faith that has a burden for reaching those who are not affiliated with a church, or who are not in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our reach extends beyond Oak Cliff, and the surrounding suburbs. We strive to go to the “uttermost parts of the earth.”

Our Philosophy of Ministry

Application of Scripture

We believe that the application of the Word of God to our individual lives will move us into the knowledge of knowing God’s will and way for our lives. (Psalm 119:59-60 & James 1:22)

Fellowshipping with One Another

We believe that we should fellowship with one another since we are brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe that fellowshipping with one another increases the bond between one another. (Acts 2:42)

Non-Traditional Approaches

We believe that we must de-emphasize the traditions of man and focus more on what God desires for us to do. (Mark 7:1-13 & Colossians 2:8)

Equipping the Saints

We believe God has gifted pastors and teachers for the purpose of perfecting and equipping the saints for service. (Ephesians 4:12)

Tithing Church

We believe that the tithing concept is the best systematic approach to giving in the local church. However, the emphasis is to be placed on it being a legitimate process rather than a legalistic principle. (Malachi 3:10 & I Corinthians 16:2) 

Lay Ministry

We believe that we are not saved by our service but we are saved to serve. (Matthew 20:28 & Romans 12:6)

Intercessory Prayer

We believe that we all have the God-given responsibility to lift one another up in prayer. (James 5:13-18 & Acts 12:5)

Leading the Lost

We believe that our main focus as a church should not be on substance but souls. We believe every believer should have a burden for souls to be saved. (Matthew 28:19-20 & Psalm 126:6) 

Organized Ministries

We believe if there is not the proper construction of ministries, we will witness the prompt destruction of ministries. Therefore, every ministry of the Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church must be thoughtfully planned and organized before it is to be implemented. (Proverbs 24:3-4; 30:24-28)

Operating Biblically

We believe that everything we do at the Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church should have the support of Scripture as its foundation. (Matthew 7:24-29)

Community Involvement

We believe that we must not limit our ministries to the household of faith. We must get involved in special community projects that help to strengthen the community as a whole. (Galatians 6:10)

Worship and Praise

We believe that the family of God should come together to celebrate at least on a weekly basis. We also believe that worship and praise is to be done corporately and individually (Psalm 100) 

Handling Conflict

We believe we should handle all church conflict in the spirit of love. We believe that whatever happens in the house can be dealt with among the household members. (Colossians 3:12-14 & I Corinthians 6:1-7)

Small Groups

We believe that small group participation is just as important as gathering together corporately. We believe in coming together in small groups to pray, to learn, to encourage, and to share. (Acts 4:23-32)

Helping the Needy

We believe that we have a responsibility to help meet the needs of those who are in serious need as much as possible. (Matthew 25:32-46)

Investing in Youth

We believe we must invest in our children in order for them to develop into what God desires for them to become in life. (Proverbs 22:6)

People Focused

We believe that our primary focus should be on people and not on programs. We believe that we should focus on building the church before focusing on the church building. (John 13:34-35 & John 15:12).