Along with other Christian traditions, Baptists place high value on the following personal spiritual disciplines.
Worship Attendance: The Bible teaches that the Christian Sabbath is the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day, or Sunday. Since God would have us cultivate a sense of the holy, a regular habit of worship and spiritual nurture on that day should be the priority of all believers. The appropriateness of one’s activities should be the result of seeking God’s guidance personally. Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 26:2; Psalm 118:24; Ezekiel 22:8; Mark 2:27; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Colossians 2:16; Hebrews 10:25
Devotional Life: The Bible teaches that a growing relationship with God is built in part through the study of God’s Word individually and corporately, as well as the development of a faithful prayer life. Psalm 119:9-11; John 5:39; Acts 17:11; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Tithing: The Bible teaches that the faithful return of 10% (the tithe) of one’s income to the Lord’s work is the appropriate beginning standard of financial giving for all believers. Giving additional gifts of love above and beyond the tithe is our privilege. Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Cultivation of Community: The Bible teaches that all believers should intentionally pursue, promote and protect bonds of spiritual friendship with fellow brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. John 15:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:22, 4:8-10; Hebrews 10:25
Witnessing and Compassion: The Bible teaches that all believers have the privilege and responsibility to share the good news of salvation through Christ alone, as well as to engage in acts of compassion and kindness towards others as the Holy Spirit provides opportunity. Matthew 4:19; 1 Corinthians 5:20: Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Peter 3:15