What is an “Independent Baptist Church”?

Baptist Churches are historically congregational in government. We believe this best follows the biblical model as evidenced in the book of Acts. Consequentially, all major decisions are made in business meetings and voted on by entire church membership. Congregational government gives us the freedom to follow our own convictions under God.

What governs TBS?

We have a system of government patterned after the United States. We are incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501c3 tax exempt corporation. We have a church constitution that delineates how we operate. The Pastor and deacons are given authority to make most of the decisions but are still answerable to the congregation. The church budget must be approved by the congregation.

How does one become a member of TBC?

You need to read the doctrinal statement and church constitution. Copies are available at the welcome center. If you are in agreement with that then we schedule a time for you to meet with the deacons to tell them about when you were saved and baptized. Then the deacons will make a recommendation for the congregation to vote on.

Why do you have “fellowship dinners” every Sunday?

When gas prices jumped up several years ago we were reminded of two things: 1) gas is expensive and 2) fellowship is precious. Our folks enjoy the food, fellowship, and fun with different themes for the covered dish and sharing the work involved in a Sunday dinner. We don’t expect visitors to bring anything but we would love for you to join us in fellowship and a great meal. Come be our guest this Sunday!


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