Our philosophy of ministry at Upatoi Baptist Church is called “Turning Point Stadium”. The illustration below shows the design of our philosophy.  We pray that the people outside the stadium (unsaved/not followers of Christ) will come to know Jesus Christ as their Redeemer. Once in the stadium, they can continue on their journey and move from sitting in the BLEACHERS (prospects), to growing in Christ on their journey to the  DUGOUT (believers, but not yet church members) and then on to the playing field. Once on the field, they journey to the the OUTFIELD (get involved once in a while), then they can progress on their journey of faith to becoming an INFIELDER (involved in every play).

This is our philosophy of ministry in an athletic illustration, but the point is that people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and then follow Him on their journey of life.