Imagine for a second that you have become lost at sea. For days you have been adrift on the sea and all of a sudden you catch the glimpse of a familiar Lighthouse off in the distance. All of a sudden there is a sense of peace and calm that floods your soul for you know that if you just steer your ship toward that Lighthouse you will arrive safely home. That is the kind of Church that Virginia Beach Beacon Baptist Church desires to be, a Lighthouse for the Lord that leads others who are searching into a safe harbor in Jesus. When we look at the world today we can truly say that it has lost its way and is searching for an answer to the problems that it faces. We know that Jesus is the answer to that question and that we have a responsibility to share that answer with a lost and dying world. Our motto at Beach Beacon is simply “A Church Living Life Together” so if you are looking for the answers to life or are just looking for a family to live life with let me challenge you to visit with us this Sunday and experience the love that is Beach Beacon. -- Pastor Gordon
The most important connection is the one we can have with God through faith in Jesus Christ. Once that connection is established we want to make connections in our homes and with the rest of the church family. A strong church is built by people of strong faith and individual homes where God is worshiped and honored. Finally we as a church want to connect with our community. We want to share our faith and meet the needs of those around us. We hope you will come and join us for worship and begin to make the connection!
Our Beliefs – The foundation of who we are and what we believe
Our Staff – Those who faithfully serve our church family and the community at large
… a local, Bible believing congregation. We are not a building , but rather a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, assembled together. We assemble for worship, praise, teaching, inspiration, winning the lost, and for feeding souls.
…an aggressive soul-winning church devoted to reaching every individual with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. We are a growing church that has a heart for missions and where we cannot go directly we send support to those whom God has called to go “into the uttermost parts of the earth.”
…a teaching church. We are here to teach what must be done to be saved, to instruct believers in obedience to God’s Word and to direct them in His service. Click HERE to see a map of our campus!
We believe that everyone needs a relationship with God by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and seeking His forgiveness for sin. You can read more about this relationship here.
A more detailed look at what we believe is found in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
The Church has these Basic Functions
Worship God | Connect Lives | Serve Others | Share Jesus
To be a beacon of God’s love to our community & the world.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14) You have a Creator and a God that can be trusted.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was both fully God and fully human, lived a sinless human life, and offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again some day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 8:58, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 6: 14-15; Titus 2:13) Jesus, the Son of God, sacrificed Himself so that you could have a relationship with God.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian with power for living, understanding for spiritual truths, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25) As a Christian, the Holy Spirit works in you and through you.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without mixture of error. (2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160, 2:6; Proverbs 30:5) The Bible is your guide for what to believe and how to live.
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6, 59:6; Romans 3:23)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26) Sin separates us from God, but God has provided a way, through Jesus Christ, for us to have a restored relationship with Him.
People who have been saved can never lose their salvation. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-efforts of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. (John 10:28-30; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:14, 1 Peter 1:3-5)
People were created to exist forever in eternity. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation through Christ. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46) The choices you make now will have eternal significance for you personally.
People are baptized after they trust Jesus Christ with their lives. Believers’ baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience that symbolizes a person’s faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in a new life under the lordship of Jesus Christ. It is visible evidence of a person’s faith in God and His promises, including the final resurrection of the dead. Baptism by immersion is a requirement for church membership.
The Lord’s Supper is a special, symbolic act of worship. During the Lord’s Supper, Christian believers remember the death of Jesus Christ and anticipate His second coming by eating bread and drinking the fruit of the vine. Scriptural Foundation for Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.)
As a Church member you are a part of a community of believers. Being a church member means that you have certain opportunities and responsibilities. A New Testament Christian church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by a common faith in and community that centers on the gospel. A local church observes Believers Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and is governed by the principles found in Scripture. A local church also is responsible for exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges with which God has empowered its members through His Word. A local church always looks for ways to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ, which includes all believers from every time and place. (Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.)
We believe that as believers in Christ, we are called and privileged to worship both individually in our everyday lives and collectively as the Body of Christ. We gather weekly as a church to focus our minds’ attention and hearts’ affection on Christ. Worship is central to our lives as believers.