Torrance First Baptist Church






 2118 W. Carson St.; Torrance, CA 90501; 310.328.5030

Our Vision Explained


The pentathlon is an Olympic competition that is composed
of five events. The goals is to succeed in all five, not just
one or two. Our lives are a pentathlon consisting of the five components of this vision. Keeping all five areas in balance
is the key to meeting the goal.

Our vision is to SHARE the good news of Christ with others.

God does not want His love and purposes kept a secret. Once we know the truth, He expects us to share it with others. Right before Jesus went back to heaven, He gave
us this assignment: to m
ake disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to follow Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20).


These are great privileges - introducing others to Jesus, helping them discover their purposes, and preparing them for their eternal destiny.


Sharing the Good News is worth it because the spreading of God's grace results in bringing even more glory to God (2 Corinthians 4:15).


Our vision is to MODEL Christ in all aspects of our lives.

God's number one command for us it to love God with everything that we are (Matthew 22:37). The more we develop this love relationship with God, the more we will become like Christ and fulfill God's purposes, honoring him.


God gives us a new life and a new nature when we accept Christ. For the rest of our lives on earth, God wants to continue this transformation process (Romans 12:2)The result in fully devoted disciples who produce righteous fruit in their lives (Philippians 1:9-11).


Our vision is to ENGAGE in loving relationships with other believers.

When we become Christians, we become a part of God's family. Following Christ is not just a matter of believing; it also includes belonging to and learning to love the family of God. John even wrote that our love for each other proves that we have gone from death to life (1 John 3:14).

In addition, Paul tells us that we should accept each other because Christ accepted us (Romans 15:7). It is our responsibility to learn how to love as God does because God is love and it honors him. Jesus said "... Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for on another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." (John 13:34-35).

Our vision is to SURRENDER our lives joyfully to God.

Romans 12:1, says that true spiritual worship is offering our very bodies as living sacrifices to God. This surrendering of self is at the core of worship. It is giving Him all honor and placing Him on the throne of our lives. Worship is a lifestyle of enjoying God, loving Him, and giving ourselves to be used for His purposes. When we use our lives for God's glory, everything we do can become and act of worship (Romans 6:13).

Our vision is to SERVE God and others with our abilities and resources

Each of us was uniquely designed by God with talents, gifts, skills, and abilities. The way we are wired is no accident. God gives us our abilities to benefit others. By using our gifts to serve others, we put on display the variety of generosity of God's grace (1 Peter 4:10).