MISSION

Our mission as a church is to glorify God by enjoying, living, and proclaiming the Gospel. 

  • To enjoy the Gospel means to revel in God's amazing grace shown to us in Jesus Christ. 
  • To live the Gospel means to display to the world the love that we have been shown through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
  • To proclaim the Gospel means to share this incomparable Good News with our community and with the nations. 

Everything that we do at CABC is intended to help us enjoy, live, or proclaim the Gospel. 

CORE VALUES

Our core values are the essential and enduring tenets of our church. These are our guiding principles, the values that inform all of our actions.


GOD'S GLORY

We value the joy of knowing and experiencing God’s glory in all of life.


SCRIPTURE

We value the Scriptures as our only source for the knowledge and application of sound doctrine.


PREACHING

We value the faithful and relevant exposition of God’s Word.


CONVERSION

We value a right understanding of God’s life-transforming work of conversion.


FAMILY

We value the primary role of the family for Christian education, training, & nurture.


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

We value meaningful membership, reflected by a living commitment to corporate worship, giving, prayer and service.


CHURCH LEADERSHIP

We value the spiritual leadership of elders, and the servant care of deacons.


COMMUNITY

We value the community of believers for mutual edification as we share the joys and hardships of life.


PRAYER

We value humble and confident individual and corporate prayer.


MINISTERING MEMBERS

We value the calling and gifting of each individual member to cheerfully participate in the work of the ministry.


EVANGELISM

We value biblically responsible evangelism that invites sinners to repent of sin and trust in Christ.


WORLD MISSIONS

We value the urgent declaration of God’s salvation in Christ to all peoples of the earth.

DISTINCTIVES

Our beliefs at Crawford Avenue are distinct in at least three ways:


WE ARE EVANGELICAL.

This basically means two things: 

  1. We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and is therefore our final authority in all matters of life and doctrine, and
  2. We believe that all people are born in sin and that man’s only hope for salvation is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


WE ARE REFORMED. 

Specifically, this means that we embrace the “Five Solas” of the Reformation: 

  1. Our final authority is Scripture Alone, which reveals to us that
  2. salvation is by Grace Alone, 
  3. through Faith Alone, 
  4. in Christ Alone, 
  5. to the Glory of God Alone. 

We also affirm and rejoice in the sovereignty of God over all things, including the personal salvation of sinners. 


WE ARE BAPTIST.

We believe that the church, rightly understood, is a body of regenerate, baptized believers. Baptism is the immersion in water of individuals who have repented of sin and trusted in Christ alone for salvation. We are congregational in our polity, meaning that the final authority in our church rests with the congregation itself, under the authority of Christ. We are voluntarily affiliated with the Augusta Baptist Association, the Georgia Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For further detail about what we believe, please see our Confession of Faith under "Church Documents."

There's more!

As a church, we commit to upholding a Church Covenant while agreeing to the theological principles set forth in our Confession of Faith.

To read these in detail, see "Church Documents."