Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. We use the King James and New King James versions as our main sources of teaching and preaching. Our church follows the “The Baptist Faith and Message” adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. We come together as baptized believers in Jesus Christ to spread the good news of salvation to lost people. Our church observes the holy ordinances of baptism by immersion for believers and open communion.
The full statement of our beliefs is summarized in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, published by the Southern Baptist Convention. You can read it here.
Having been guided by the Holy Spirit, we joyfully declare our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior. On this foundation, we have been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and now stand before God and this assembly to enter into a covenant as one body in Christ.
As we move forward, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we pledge to walk together in Christian love. Our aim is to grow in knowledge, holiness, and comfort and to promote the prosperity and spirituality of this church. We will support its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines and contribute to supporting the ministry, church expenses, relief of the poor, and the spreading of The Gospel worldwide.
We also pledge to maintain daily and family devotions, educate our children in the ways of faith, and work to bring our loved ones and acquaintances to salvation. We will live responsibly in the world, being fair in our dealings, reliable in our commitments, and exemplary in our conduct, avoiding gossip, excessive anger, and the use of intoxicating substances. We will also use our influence to fight against drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and the spread of pornography.
Our commitment to one another includes offering prayer and support in times of need, promoting Christian empathy and gracious speech, and being quick to forgive and reconcile as taught by our Savior. And if we ever leave this place, we will make every effort to join another church where we can uphold the principles of this covenant and the teachings of God’s Word.