Short Belief Statement:
We are people of deep beliefs and cherished historical teachings. We adopted the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message to reflect our beliefs as it is faithful to the teachings revealed in the Bible. Our confession is rooted in historical precedent, as the church in every age has been called upon to define and defend its beliefs. Each generation of Christians bears the responsibility of guarding the treasury of truth that has been entrusted to us in the Bible (2 Timothy 1:14).
…the Bible was written from the minds of people as they were inspired to write according to the revelation of God’s Spirit.
…there is one and only one living and true God who reveals Himself to humankind as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
…man is a unique creation of God, created in His image to reflect His likeness.
…God has provided a way for all people to be reconciled to Him by believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
God’s Purpose of Grace
…God has elected people to be restored to His image and to endure to the end of time.
…a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation operating under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes.
…Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water as an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior.
The Lord's Supper
…the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
The Lord's Day
…activities on the Lord’s Day should be commensurate with the Christian’s conscience under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
…the Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King.
…God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end where the unrighteous will be consigned to Hell and the righteous will dwell forever with the Lord.
Evangelism and Missions
…it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations.
…in Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
…God is the source of all things. Therefore, all that we have we owe to Him.
…Christ’s people should organize associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God.
The Christian and Social Order
…Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in human society by opposing racism, sexism, greed, selfishness, and all forms of sexual immorality.
Peace and War
…it is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness.
…church and state should be separate.
…God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society and is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.