We believe the Bible is the very word of God and is to be our final authority in all matters of faith and life.
We believe in one God that exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died to save men from their sins.
We believe that men are saved by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that baptism is the means by which people are to publicly profess their faith in Christ and identify themselves with his death, burial and resurrection.
The church is organized and maintained to fulfill the following Mission Purpose Statement:
The mission of the 1st Cowboy Church of Burnet County is to reach the lost and un-churched people in the western culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and provide a church home where they can become more like Him. The church will accomplish this mission by holding to these values:
Simplicity - The church will strive to keep all things it does as simple as possible.
Non-judgmental approach - The church will foster a non-judgmental atmosphere in all it does, accepting people just as they are, just as Christ himself does.
Cultural relevance/Western Heritage - The church will make sure that all it does, including all of its programming and ministries will be geared toward reaching people in the western culture and those who love it.
Practice of Biblical Christianity - The church will practice biblical Christianity. This will be practiced by the leadership and the congregation.
Elimination of barriers to the cowboy culture - The church will do all that it can to lower or eliminate the barriers preventing the Gospel of Jesus Christ from reaching the western culture.
Empowerment with Accountability - The church will strive to empower as many people as it can to serve Christ through the church and bring out their giftedness while holding them accountable for their actions and commitments.
Power of the Gospel - The church believes in the power of the gospel for salvation of souls and healing of body, mind and spirit.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and private devotions, to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred, acquaintances and all others; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful to our engagements and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all gossiping, backbiting and excessive anger.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy of speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure reconciliation without delay.
We moreover engage, that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
What We Believe