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 mauka side of the main building.
 
What about my kids?
At KBC, we warmly welcome families and children of all ages. We provide a safe, age-appropriate environment where kids have their own service with Bible time, fun crafts, and activities. Nursery is provided on Sundays for ages 0-4 during our entire worship service. All nursery workers are trained, screened, and background-checked.
 
What should I wear?
Come as you are. We have no dress code. You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. You’ll find some dressed up and others dressed casual. Everyone’s welcome!
 
What about the service?
Our worship service begins at 10 am every Sunday and lasts about an hour. It includes prayer, music, and a message from God’s Word. God’s Word is central to our gathering. It’s our desire to sing the Word, read the Word, pray the Word, and preach the 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!
 

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

By God’s grace, we strive to…
  • LOVE GOD
    A God-centered church is a healthy and thriving church. So loving, glorifying, and worshipping God in Christ is our first priority. The only way we love God is because He first loved us. In love, He made himself known to us, sent His Son to live and die for us, so we can love God and know Him through faith in Jesus alone.
  • LOVE PEOPLE
    With God’s love resounding in our hearts and through our lives, we become people who truly love those around us. We want what is best for them, so introducing them to the life that is available only through Jesus and helping others become more like Jesus is our undying passion.
  • FOLLOW JESUS
    The church’s mission is to help people become true 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 constantly learning from Him how to live like Him and fulfilling His Great Commission.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is God’s Word, 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 and reconciled relationship with God, and how to live for God’s great glory which brings us great joy, all based upon His work of grace and not our own self-effort or good works.

We believe 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.

We believe God is completely holy and good. 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 we could never live and die a death we deserve on the cross under God’s judgment, because our sins separate us from God and make us guilty before Him.

We believe Jesus died as a substitute sacrifice for sinners then rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. He then 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 and so stands unique above all other created things. We became separated from God through Adam and Eve’s personal disobedience and, as a result, all of humanity is sinful in nature and in practice. The consequences of sin mean we rightly and justly experience physical, spiritual, and eternal death.
 
We believe there is nothing we can do to save ourselves from the power, penalty, and presence of our personal sin. Left to ourselves, we remain helpless and hopeless, spiritually dead in sin, enemies of God, defying God’s rule, disobeying God’s law, and denying God’s truth. 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 God, because of no reason except His sovereign mercy, His great kindness, and His unfathomable love, sent His Son in the fullness of time to work redemption for helpless and hopeless sinners.
 
We believe anyone who trusts in the saving sacrifice of Jesus can be fully forgiven and have eternal life with God only on the basis of His gracious gift. Through turning from 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.