Our beliefs are condensed from the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.

 

GOD

We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

JESUS

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

 

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.

 

MAN

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.

 

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

ASSURANCE

We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

BAPTISM

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

 

CHURCH

We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.

 

ETERNITY

We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.

 

CHRIST'S RETURN

We believe in the bodily, visible return of Jesus Christ to earth.

 

BIBLICAL MARRIAGE

We believe marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures. The Bible defines marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union and a covenant commitment for a lifetime. The Church recognizes only the biblical definition of marriage. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. 

 

PRAYER

We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

GOVERNMENT

We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.

 

PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS

We believe every believer has direct access to God without ecclesiastical mediation and every believer shares the responsibility of ministering to the body of Christ.