Mission Statement : Ash Creek Baptist Church glorifies God through Service, Obedience, and Worship. First Draft of Vision Statement 2006: Being called by God to embody Gods Kingdom in Azle, Texas, Ash Creek Baptist Church is an assembly of baptized believers committed to glorifying God by being the presence of Christ in the world. This entails serving people, obeying the teachings of Jesus as revealed in Scripture, and worshiping the Triune God. We publicly declare that Jesus Christ crucified, risen, and coming again is the reason for our being and is the focus of Gods revelation of Himself to humanity. The Holy Spirit continues to perform the work of Christ through Gods people at Ash Creek Baptist Church. We understand the Bible to be the authoritative guide for our beliefs and our behavior. We voluntarily cooperate with other churches in order to advance Gods Kingdom on earth, while maintaining our traditional identity within a Baptist heritage. Our major avenue of cooperation is with Baptist entities such as the Tarrant Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Baptist World Alliance, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Also, we happily cooperate with sister Christian churches from other traditions in areas of common interest. As the presence of Christ in the world we follow the example of Jesus. We uphold Gods ethical standards revealed in the Bible as the Divine will, yet respond to those who fail with compassion and grace. We grieve when brothers and sisters fall into sin, and then rejoice when repentance restores our sacred relationships to one another. We celebrate the freedom we have in Christ, yet do not abuse freedom as an opportunity to cause another to stumble. We work together in Christian unity, but recognize that Christian unity does not demand uniformity. We demonstrate love to people regardless of social prominence, racial identity, economic means, legal status, or spiritual development. Ash Creek Baptist Church, located in Azle, Texas, is a vibrant and growing congregation that has ministered to its community for over 130 years. Established in 1871, Ash Creek has been a leader in establishing new congregations in the area. We offer two morning worship worship services at 8:15 and 10:45 with a host of other activities. Ash Creek cooperates with other Baptist Churches through the Tarrant Baptist Association, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Southern Baptist Convention, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We are also involved in the Azle Community through the Ministerial Alliance, Community Caring Center, and Azle Chamber of Commerce.