WHO WE ARE
South Middlesex Baptist Church is a Bible-believing church in Framingham MA. We are located in the Coburnville community of South Framingham. SMBC is a place where Jesus is center stage. We are Baptist by doctrine, not by denomination. We are an independent, unaffiliated church, whose purpose is to reach South Framingham by making, equipping and sending disciples of Jesus. We love God and each other, we grow together in God’s Word, and we seek to serve others with authentic grace and compassion. Come and help us reach South Framingham for Jesus!
SMBC was founded in 1978. Our first service was held on September 10, 1978, and began meeting in the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Framingham on the Natick line on Route 9. Our position there allowed us to reach out into both Framingham and Natick communities. From there, our meeting places changed a few times, until we eventually bought our own building and property. In 1985, SMBC moved to Bridges Street Extension, which has been our home for 35 years, and is where we still meet today.
For over 40 years, SMBC has faithfully proclaimed the gospel of Jesus. To God’s glory, many have come to know Jesus as a result. And still today, this continues to be the heartbeat of our mission.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our faith is anchored in the Bible, God’s Holy Word. We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God; that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that God has wonderfully preserved His Word in its smallest detail so that we might have His standard by which to live for His glory. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 24:35)
We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, 4:35; Matt. 3:16-17; Psalms 9:7; John. 10:30, 14:26; 1 Johnn. 5:7).
We believe in the Deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His shed blood for atonement of sin; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into Heaven, there to be our Intercessor; His Lordship over all creation (John. 1: 1-3, 7; Hebrews 9:11-12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; Matthew 28:18; Philippians 2:9-11).
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of Heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a Godly life (John 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13; Romans 8: 1-4, 14, 16; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:9,18).
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice, sinful and lost, and have within themselves no possible means of salvation without Christ (Romans 3:10, 23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 8-9, 12; Titus 3:5).
We believe in Salvation by grace through faith; that Salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue or works of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and that all true believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, son-ship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish (John 1:12, 3:16, 18, 10:28; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the existence of Satan the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore his final doom is certain (John 8:44; Job 1:6-12, 2:1-8; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 3:8, 4:4, 5:18; Revelation 20:10).
We believe in the return of Jesus Christ; the time being unrevealed but always imminent; that when He comes He will first by resurrection of the dead and the translation (rapture) of the living remove from the earth His waiting Church; then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, afterwards descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years (John 14:1-3; Acts 1: 11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 6-9, 19:11-20:6).
We believe that the spirits of the saved, at death, go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven; that at His coming their works will be judged and rewards determined; that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the final day of judgment, at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, judged, and cast into the lake of fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment (2 Corinthians 5:6-1 0; Luke 16:19-3 1; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe the officers of the church are pastors and deacons. In Scripture, the pastor is also referred to as an elder, we believe the two terms describe the same office. We believe the ordinances of the church are Christian baptism and the Lord’s Table (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Philippians 1:4).
MISSION ONEEIGHT | Our mission is to follow the pattern of Acts 1:8, to spread the gospel to and from Framingham throughout the world.