First Baptist Church of Granville, Ohio    
A MEMBER CONGREGATION OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES AND THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST    

Purpose, Vision, and Mission of First Baptist Church of Granville

On July 31st, 2005, after spirited discussion, the congregation unanimously adopted the following statements to guide us through the near future:

Purpose: As a pioneering congregation that helped establish Denison University and has supported peace, justice, and human rights around the world, including the movements to abolish slavery, emancipate women, and establish civil rights for people of color and LGBT people, First Baptist Church of Granville seeks to embody God's word and Jesus' example to love and serve one another and all creation by: inviting all people to join our diverse and inclusive community; coming together in worship to encounter God within and among us; providing sanctuary to and nurturing one another, the earth and all life; honoring children who remind us to live in the spirit of joy and playfulness; engaging one another and the larger community in education, dialogue, and action on both local and global issues of faith, peace and justice. 

Vision: First Baptist Church of Granville, as a community aspires to be: welcoming, caring, and joyful, nourished and empowered by spiritual practice and worship; a thoughtful, informed witness to our faith by committing our resources and energy to build a world community that supports human rights, justice, peace, and a healthy environment for all living things. 

Mission: First Baptist Church of Granville, in the next five years, will build on our congregation's legacy as pioneers to create a ministry with innovative leadership, sufficient financial resources, and an effective organization to bring our vision to life.

115 West Broadway
Granville, OH 43023
740-587-0336