WHAT TO EXPECT

If you’re visiting us for the first time, we want you to feel welcome and loved. Here are a few commonly asked questions to help you plan your visit:
 
Where do I go when I arrive?
You can access parking from either E. Welakahao Road or South Kihei Road. The main entrance to the Worship Center is located in a central courtyard. As you arrive you will be greeted by our friendly Welcome Team. 
 
What about my kids?
At KBC, all keiki (children) 5th grade and younger experience Jesus on their level. We provide a safe, age-appropriate environment where kids have their own service with Bible time, fun crafts, and activities.
 
What should I wear?
Come as you are. You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. You’ll find some dressed up and others dressed casual. Some wear shoes and some wear slippers. Everyone’s welcome!
 
What about the service?
Our worship service begins at 10 am every Sunday and lasts about seventy five minutes. It includes prayer, worship songs, and a message from God’s Word.
 
What about Sunday School?
We have a discipleship hour (a.k.a. Sunday School) every morning right before our worship service at 9 am. Anyone is invited to join us during this time!
 
If you’re visiting for the first time, give yourself a few extra minutes and stop by the Welcome Center. We’d love to “talk story” and get to know you better!
 

WHO WE ARE

Since 1984, Kihei Baptist has existed to help people see the glory and love of God and to help them become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is found in the two “greats” outlined by our Lord:

THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

THE GREAT COMMISSION
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

In obedience we strive to…
  • LOVE GOD
    Loving God is our first priority. It transforms us from the inside out. This is the first part of the Great Commandment of God.
  • LOVE PEOPLE
    With God’s love overwhelming our lives we are becoming the kinds of people who truly love those around us. We want what is best for them, so introducing them to the life that is available through Jesus is our passion and our reward.
  • FOLLOW JESUS
    The church’s mission is to help people become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. Men and women who choose to organize their lives around the good news of His love and power. As Christ followers we are both learning from Him how to live like Him and fulfilling His Great Commission.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is the Word of God telling of who God is and who we are. The Bible on God’s authority reveals what fundamentally went wrong with the world, how to have a restored relationship with Him, and how to live for His glory and for our joy all based upon His work of grace and not our own self-effort or good works.

The Bible was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of God the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate authority and sufficient guide for our doctrine, what we believe, and for our practice, how we live.

ABOUT GOD
We believe there is only one true God, that He is real and knowable, and that He has always existed in three Persons as Father, Son, and Spirit. Each Person of the Godhead is fully God and co-equal in power, glory, and divinity. God is completely holy and good, and righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. He created all things and continues to sustain all things by the Word of His power.

We believe Jesus, God the Son, became a man to live a perfect life that we could never live and to die a death that we deserve on the cross under God’s judgment because of our sins that separate us all from God and make us guilty before Him.

Jesus really died, but He rose from the grave in victory over sin and death and ascended into heaven, where He is now seated in power. He’ll one day return again to save His people forever and to judge the world in justice.

ABOUT US
We believe humanity was created by God in His own image. We became separated from God through personal disobedience and as a result all mankind is sinful in nature and practice and now experiences physical, spiritual, and eternal death. There is nothing we can do in ourselves to save ourselves from the power, penalty, and presence of our personal sin. Neither good works nor baptism nor communion nor church attendance nor moral living can save any of us, because we all sin and fall short of God’s glory.
 
We believe that anyone who trusts in the saving sacrifice of Jesus can be fully forgiven and have a new life with God only on the basis of His gracious gift. Through turning from our sin and trusting completely in who Jesus is and what He has done, we can receive every spiritual blessing given to God’s redeemed children, including knowing and experiencing a restored relationship with God, being saved from God’s righteous judgment, and receiving the gift of eternal life.