What We Believe

  1. We believe that the bible is God's inspired word for man and that it is the only sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.
  2. We believe that the salvation is by grace and not by works, that it is the gift of God, not the achievement of man. Good works are the result of salvation, not the means to it.
  3. We believe in a regenerate church membership, i.e., persons old enough to understand their need of Christ and have accepted Christ as their Savior by their own free will.
  4. We believe in the security of the believer, that once a person has been "born again" by God's grace he is kept by God for all eternity and shall never again be lost.
  5. We believe that New Testament baptism is the immersion of the believer in water, symbolizing his death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection of the new life in Christ. We do not believe that baptism is a sacrament but that it symbolizes salvation rather than produces it. Baptism is a prerequisite for church membership.
  6. We believe that the Lord's Supper is Christ's memorial to His suffering and death on the cross. Christian partake of the supper to "remember Christ's death" and not as a saving grace. We believe that baptized believers other than our members can partake of the supper with us if they so desire.
  7. We believe in democracy in the church's life and work. Every member has a right to a voice in the government, plans, discipline, and work of the church.
  8. We believe in the autonomy of the local church. The church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other body.
  9. We believe in the separation of church and state. While each shall be separate from the other in matters of control and finance, they may cooperate in a friendly manner in matters that do no violate the above principle.

*We subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000