Our Leadership team oversees a benevolence fund that is used to help needy people with basic needs first within and then without the church. Each need is carefully evaluated and met to the best of our ability.
We have never practiced pressure techniques or fund-raising schemes. Rather, we choose to occasionally preach and teach what God's Word says about Christian stewardship and giving. How you respond to that teaching is a heart issue between you and the Lord. The only times you will be contacted about your giving is either when you [...]
One of the primary responsibilities of each deacon is to assist in caring for the widows of the church. The needs of each widow are personally addressed and cared for.
Annually, our church views the budget that is prepared by the leadership team and deacons. On a quarterly basis, a financial report is laid out for the members to view. On a weekly basis, our staff bookkeepers work with the pastoral administrative team and operational manager to keep ministry flowing and accountable. [...]
To be a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Temple you must first be saved, scripturally baptized and in agreement with our constitution and bylaws. Those who seek church membership are asked to attend our discipleship class with Pastor Smith. Pastor Smith welcomes those who are seeking help and are interested in membership. If you become [...]
There are two types of ministry involvement at Mount Vernon Baptist Temple. Many people help, in a given month, with volunteer projects in areas such as maintenance and office-related projects. Feel free to contact the church office if you would like to volunteer your time in this way. If you are interested in teaching, helping, [...]
As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body. There [...]
This church is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: the Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. The church should be autonomous or self-governing. The [...]
There is not a dress code at the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Baptist Temple!