First, our purpose is to glorify God.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
How do we glorify God?
By conducting a Bible-believing, Christ honoring Baptist Church
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
God gives us His Plan for the Church.
1 Timothy 3:15-16
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
The Great Commission calls us to reach the world!
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.