Who is Anchor Baptist Church?

Welcome!  Anchor Baptist Church is a family of baptized believers in Jesus Christ committed to building one another up in love according to the instruction given in God’s Word, the Bible. As a body, we strive to glorify God by making disciples of all nations, beginning on the east side of Des Moines and extending across the world.

Our desire is that you would have a relationship with God through his Son Jesus Christ; and that you would connect with a local body of believers.  At Anchor Baptist Church, we encourage everyone to ‘Show Up’, ‘Help Out’ and ‘Invest In’.  We would love to have you gather with us on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and/or Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm!

We value and appreciate fellowship with churches of like faith and practice and therefore have chosen to associate with the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches and the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

What is Anchor Baptist Church?

Our NAME |

       Church

            – The church was promised, is owned, and built by Jesus (Mat. 16:18)

            – The church was planned by the Father; purchased by the Son’s blood (Acts 20:28)

            – The church is the Body of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 12:13)

            –  The church is one new person, comprised of all who are in Christ (Eph. 2:14-21)

            –  The church is central to God’s plan, right now (Eph. 3:10-11)

       Baptist

            –  Biblical Authority                                                  – Individual Christian Responsibility

            –  Believer Baptism                                                   – Congregational Government

            –  Pure Church Membership                                   – Separation of Church and State

             (Adapted from Baptist Distinctives and New Testament Church Order by Kevin Bauder)

       Anchor

           –  Jesus Christ is the anchor of our souls (Heb. 6:19)

           –  We want to be anchored to Him, His word, and each other (Eph. 4:14-16)

           –  We want to call and help others to be anchored as well

Our MISSION |

       To Glorify God (Eph. 3:21), by Making and Maturing disciples of Christ (Mat. 28:19-20)

Our STRATEGY |

       Through Evangelizing unbelievers (2 Cor. 5:20-21), and Edifying believers (1 Cor. 14:26)

       By Gathering as believers (Heb. 10:24-25), and Going to unbelievers (Phil. 2:14-16)

Our PILLARS |

Centering on the Bible (1 Tim. 3:14-15)

Focusing on Jesus and His Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4)

Encouraging Spiritual Change by the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18)

Devoting Ourselves to One Another (Heb. 3:13)

Our COMMITMENTS |

     Biblical Preaching (2 Tim. 4:1-2)                Inter Demographic Relationships (Gal. 3:28)

     Sound Doctrine (Tit. 2:1)                            Genuine Welcoming (Rom. 15:7)

     Every Member Ministry (Eph. 4:11-12)     Stir Up Love and Good Works (Heb. 10:24)

     Simple Worship (1 Cor. 14:40)                   Being Others Oriented (Phil. 2:3-4)

     Diligent Prayer (Col. 4:2)                          Concern for Church and Churches (Rom. 16:16)

Our VISION |

           A United Body (Phil. 1:27)                                        A Multiplying Body (2 Tim. 2:2)

           A Growing Body (Eph. 4:13, 15)                               A Diverse Body (1 Cor. 12:18-20)