Maranatha: Our Lord Comes
The signature tone of the life and ministry of Maranatha Baptist Church is found within its name: Maranatha. Maranatha is a Greek word that means "come, our Lord" or "our Lord comes". Our Lord, Jesus Christ, could come again at any moment. When He does, He will receive believers everywhere unto Himself.
In anticipation of Jesus Christ's imminent return, Maranatha Baptist Church is here to proclaim the Good News and glorify God by meeting the spiritual needs of Maranatha Village, the surrounding community of Sebring, and many winter residents. This is accomplished through teaching and preaching the Bible while providing multiple opportunities for Christian fellowship and service. We are committed to maintaining a good testimony for Jesus Christ in our community by our daily living.
We also maintain a priority focus on domestic and world-wide missions through informational updates, dedicated prayer, and generous financial giving.
We want people everywhere to be ready when Jesus Christ comes again. Are you ready? Have you heard the Good News?
We are a unique community of senior believers who strive for an atmosphere of graciousness, a heart of worship, a ministry of discipleship, and a practice of service as we await the return of Jesus Christ.
A Unique Community
We represent a rich mix of backgrounds, occupations, and professions who have served the Lord with distinction either in full-time Christian ministry or in secular jobs and through local churches.
An Atmosphere of Graciousness
We seek to be a community characterized by grace. We pray for and actively strive for grace to permeate every aspect of our church culture. Because we recognize our deep neediness, we desire to extend grace to those in our church family and to the people of our community.
A Heart of Worship
We seek to be a church characterized by a full-hearted, participatory and unified, Christ-centered worship. Because we believe that the worship of the local church should be corporate, we see every aspect of worship as an act of the entire congregation joyfully joining together. We strive to sing, pray, and preach the Word in a way that encourages the participation of the entire congregation.
A Ministry of Discipleship
We seek to be a community characterized by being disciple-making followers of Jesus Christ. Because we believe that the mission of the church is making disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to pray for and seek out relationships for that purpose.
A Practice of Service
Our practice of service expresses itself in the spontaneous loving care and selfless service regularly showered upon one another, as well as the joyful anticipation of the sound of the trumpet that will accompany our entrance into the presence of the Lord. Maranatha: Behold He cometh!