Below is an overview of our beliefs as they pertain to core doctrines. If you desire to know in more detail what we believe, please see The Baptist Faith and Message which we hold to in it’s entirety.
The Bible is God’s way of telling us who He is. It was written by men who were divinely inspired by God. It is completely perfect, trustworthy, and without any mixture of any error. All of Scripture points to Jesus Christ. And it reveals how we are to respond to God and conduct our daily lives.
There is only one living and true God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere. And the eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
God the Father
God as Father reigns over His creation with care. He is infinitely loving and wise. And He adopts any person as a child when they put their faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In what is called the incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus came to do the will of the Father and complete His Work. He was tempted with sin just like us, yet He remained perfect and sinless. He lived the life we could not (perfect righteousness). He died the death we deserve. And rose from the grave 3 days later, overcoming death, and offering eternal life to all who believe and follow Him.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit of God convicts people of sin and righteousness. He enables people to understand the truth of God and calls all who will believe to the Savior. He leads believers to live obediently for Jesus, comforts the hurting, and gives spiritual gifts through which we can serve God in ministry.
Salvation of Man
We believe that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone and the atonement and forgiveness He extended to us on the cross. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned (rebelled against God) and because of the fall, incurred both a physical death and a spiritual death (eternal separation from God). We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. We believe that all who call upon the name of the Lord as Savior will be saved and will spend eternity with God.
We believe baptism is to be done by those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Baptism does not save anyone. It is simply an act of obedience. Baptism is an outward symbol of the believer’s faith. Just as Christ died, was buried, and rose again, believers are fully immersed in the water signifying they have died to sin, buried their old way of living, and are now raised to live for Jesus.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience. The elements of bread and juice symbolize the body of Jesus that was broken for us and the blood that He shed for the forgiveness of our sin. When we partake in communion, we are reminded the perfect sacrifice He made in our place, we proclaim the hope of salvation that comes from this sacrifice, and we anticipate His second coming.
God is the source of all blessings. Everything we have, temporal and eternal, physical and spiritual are from Him. As a result, we want to be a good stewards of all that God has given to us and entrusted to us. We desire to serve the Lord with our time, our talents, and our treasures. We give under compulsion, but willingly, cheerfully, and liberally. We believe tithing 10% to the ministry of the Lord through our local church is just the starting point. As we discern the leading of the Spirit to give to others in need for the advancement of God’s plan on earth.
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus
It is the duty and privilege of every believer to exhaust their life for the Lord Jesus. We share the gospel by exemplifying the life of Christ daily and by verbally sharing the good news of hope and forgiveness found alone in Him. And of course, we also like to invite our friends to church where the gospel is proclaimed without apology.