Finding Forgiveness and Hope Through Jesus Christ

What We Believe

As Christians of the Baptist persuasion, we affirm our faith in the great doctrines of historic Christianity, briefly stated as follows:

  1. We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, given by divine inspiration, and that it is our only authoritative rule of faith and practice.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, only Son born of God, and His virgin birth, sinless life, miraculous works, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, priestly ministry, and triumphant return.
  4. We believe in the Deity of the Holy Spirit, Who convicts people of sin, regenerates them, and dwells in those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe that all people are sinners from birth and are lost by nature, and are saved only by virtue of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit.
  6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people, when their immortal souls will be reunited with their bodies — those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation.
  7. We believe in the church as a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all born-again persons are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers who share their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and associate for worship, service, and fellowship.
  8. We believe that the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper were established by the Lord and that their observance by the Church is a continuing remembrance and privilege.
  9. We believe that marriage is ordained by God to be between one man and one woman.
  10. We believe the practice of homosexuality to be incompatible with the teachings of the Bible.
  11. We believe in the sanctity of life, whether it be the unborn, the sick, infirm, or elderly.

Our Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body of Christ. We agree therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit

To walk together in Christian love;

To strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort;

To promote its prosperity and spirituality;

To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;

To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also agree to maintain family and private devotions;

To provide Christian education for our children;

To seek the salvation of our relatives and acquaintances;

To be honest in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, and above reproach in our behavior;

To avoid all abusive conversation and excessive anger;

To abstain from the sale and use of anything that would be harmful to our body, God’s holy temple;

and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further agree to care for one another in brotherly love;

To remember each other in prayer;

To aid each other in sickness and distress;

To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;

To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the teaching of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We agree moreover that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.