Severna Park Baptist Church is a family of faith in Jesus Christ. We take the Bible seriously, but we take ourselves less seriously. We laugh at ourselves and we love others in growing relationships. We value being a good neighbor in the Severna Park community since 1960. Since then, both our community and church has changed. Yet, our message and mission remains the same: loving God, living Jesus to others, and leading generations in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The word “gospel” can be a helpful acronym that further describes our church family and core values.
GOD: We are worshipers.
All of us give ultimate attention and affection to someone or something. When good things become ultimate things, they can become an idol. We want to prioritize each area of our life in the proper place, believing God is only worthy of our worship.
OTHERS: We are family and friends.
No person is an island. We need
each other for strength and support. Our church seeks to create an environment
of loving relationships where every person is valued regardless age, gender,
Even those who may be seeking or skeptic can find in our church family a people who will listen and learn from one another.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: We are thermostats impacting communities and culture.
A thermometer reads its environment, but a thermostat impacts its surroundings. Our church’s aim is not only to attract a Sunday audience, but to equip an army of people who have God’s calling, conviction, character, and capacity to make a difference in the world around them. Growth in the Bible and spiritual disciplines aids our development as a thermostat.
PRAYER: We are spiritual warriors.
Life is tough and can be described
as war. Our weapons of warfare are faith, hope, love, and prayer.
We gain perspective in life’s blessings and burdens when we learn to pray and see the world through God’s eyes.
Prayer makes a powerful difference in how we live.
EVANGELISM: We are sent.
The church is called to spread
God’s love and share God’s truth with neighbors and across the nations.
Our church’s aim is to display God’s grace in word and deed through authentic friendships and intentional partners.
LEGACY: We are growing godly generations.
Eternity starts today. Our example
of faith today is impacting future generations.
Our church’s aim is to equip disciples of Jesus in every home and family.