We are a Fundamental, Bible-believing Baptist Church. We seek with our music, teaching and preaching to bring honor to the Lord Jesus, encouragement to believers, and the message of the good news of salvation to everyone. Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you soon!
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Pastor Jesus and Elsy Jaure minister to families in the community who are more comfortable communicating in Spanish. They are faithful ministers of the word, putting their whole hearts into their ministry here. They want, above all, to be used by God to reach people who need the Lord.
Join us in welcoming our new Pastor, Jacob Mendoza, his wife Beth, and daughter Sarah. The church vote was unanimous, and we know that God will do great things through them at Helmers Street Baptist Church.
Pastor Mendoza believes that his responsibilities include giving himself “continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4), and preaching the Word as described in Second Timothy 4:2, as excerpted from his doctrinal statement:
1. “Preach the Word…” with a burning compassion and obsession. As an ambassador would deliver the message with the dignity of the one who is sending it. “All Scripture…” 2Timothy 3:16.
A. Because preaching is God’s chosen method. 1Corinthians 1:18,21; Matthew 10:7,27; Mark 16:15; Acts 5:20; 2Timothy 4:2
B. Because the pastor is held accountable to preach. 1Corinthians 9:16
II. “Be instant in season, out of season…” No matter the time or circumstances.
III. “Reprove” – to stir a person to conviction by proving himself. To help lead a person to see their sinfulness before God and feel guilty over it.
IV. “Rebuke” – A very strong word meaning to outline the judgment surely to follow if repentance does not come. – 1Timothy 5:20; Titus 1:9; 2:15
V. “Exhort” – To beseech, encourage, comfort, and help but also to love them to Christ. Exhort with long-suffering and all doctrine. Hebrews 3:13
We look forward to a long and profitable ministry with the Mendozas here at Helmers Street Baptist Church!
Choosing the music each week is a great blessing, but knowing what songs and hymns are favorites from our group makes it easier. We do try to sing a wide variety because both the music and words help us grow, but here is a list of some of the favorites, which is a bit of a window into our hearts. We’ll add to it from time to time.
All That Thrills My Soul 463
All the Way My Savior Leads Me 296
At Calvary 477
At the Cross 129
Be Thou My Vision 334
Christ Arose 138
Count Your Blessings 370
God Leads Us Along 298
Great Is Thy Faithfulness 40
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth 134
I Know Whom I Have Believed 224
In My Heart There Rings a Melody 455
Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful! 450
It Is Well with My Soul 256
It’s Just Like His Great Love 494
Love Lifted Me 441
Nearer, My God, to Thee 357
That Beautiful Name 105
Trust and Obey 261
What If It Were Today? 153
Yes, we sing from the hymnal. The tried and true songs and hymns have much to teach us, and the more biblical they are, the more we learn from them. It’s amazing how much depth there is in the verses and refrains, and yet how sing-able they are.
We know that many churches have abandoned hymnals in favor of putting the words up on a video screen, but in keeping with the word ‘traditional’ in our tagline, we will continue to use the hymnal, learning the many wonderful poetic works of praise to God’s grace that it contains, and following along with the notes and timing that represent one of God’s most gracious creations, music.
ONE: The Gospel is preached in our church. “…The Gospel…by which also ye are saved…, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” I Corinthians 15: 1-4.
TWO: Hearing and believing the true Gospel will mean your eternal salvation. “The word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10: 9-10.
THREE: A very important reason to attend a Bible-believing church like ours is the fact that many so-called churches in these evil times are actually misleading people and endangering the soul’s welfare. “… There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them … and many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” II Peter 2: 1·2.
FOUR: You need the ministry of our church. In this troubled era with its problems and perplexity, you will find our church a place of encouragement, comfort and blessing. “Then they that gladly received the word were baptized…and they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:41-42.
FIVE: We need you in our church. The task of carrying out the “Great Commission” of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20), Who instituted the local church, calls tor the united, prayerful, efforts of many consecrated Christians. Ephesians 2: 11-12, 15-16.
May we have the privilege of seeing you in one of our services soon?
We believe Christ will come again in Person, bodily and visibly, first for His church, and seven years later in great power and righteousness with His saints to reign over the earth. Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 19:11-16
We believe that every born again believer should be baptized (immersed in water), which pictures the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and is an act of obedience to Christ, but has no part in our salvation. Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:35-39, Luke 23:40-43