core values


We affirm the absolute authority of the Scriptures as the inspired and infallible Word of God. As such, it is our final authority; it alone may bind the conscience.


We affirm that our lives are to be lived for God and His glory (1Cor. 6:20). Consequently, we are more concerned with pleasing God than with doing what is popular.


God is most glorified in the Gospel. ‘The Gospel’ is the good news of salvation from sins through the perfect life, substitutionary death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We affirm the centrality of the Gospel both to salvation and to the Christian life. That means we never outgrow its relevance. It is the Gospel that informs and motivates Christian living. 


The purpose of Greencastle Bible Church is to glorify God by exalting Him in worship, by serving and encouraging one another in the truth, and by making disciples among all peoples.


We believe the Gospel of Christ is at the root of all real change in our lives (justification, sanctification, and glorification). It is the fuel for our worship of God, fellowship with each other, and disciple-making efforts in the world. Consequently, our vision is to be a congregation that is continually growing in the Gospel — in our understanding of it, in our passion for it and in the consistency of our lives with it. 

Ministry Priorities

Expository Preaching

Our pastor’s goal is to unpack the Word of God in a faithful and relevant manner. He seeks to make the main point the passage under consideration the main point of his sermon.

Congregational Singing

First, worship is active, not passive. It is a verb. That means we are participants. Second, congregational singing serves both to instruct and to edify (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). As a result, we make every effort to practice worship in a way that not only places the focus squarely on the Lord but also in a way that encourages everyone to participate, young or old, those with musical training and those without.

Personal Discipleship

Evangelism is only the first part of making disciples. Our burden is to see God’s people grow in grace, being shaped by the Word of God and equipped for the work of the ministry (2 Pet. 3:18; Eph. 4:12).

Plurality of Leadership

We embrace a team model of leadership. Greencastle is led by a plurality of pastors and deacons who humbly and faithfully serve the congregation.

Historical Rootedness

We recognize that we are a part of a broader community of faith which extends across the world and across time. For that reason, we affirm the ancient creeds of Christian orthodoxy (e.g. Apostles', Nicene, Chalcedonian, and Athanasian) and the five foundational principles (Solas) of the Protestant Reformation. In addition, we look for guidance from Protestant confessions of faith, especially in the Baptist tradition.