Beliefs and Covenant

We Believe:

  The church regards the New Testament as its guide in matters of faith and practice.  We share with other Evangelical Christians the great doctrines of the church, such as, belief in the Triune God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ for sinners, the hope of the believers' resurrection made possible by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate triumph of our Lord over sin and death.  In addition to these basic teachings we hold to the following distinctives--

The Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The inspiration and Supremacy of the Bible.

The Priesthood of Believers.

Believers' Baptism, by Immersion, and a Regenerate church membership.

Separation of Church and State.

Religious Freedom.

The Autonomy of the Local Church.

The Cooperative ministry for  World Missions.

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 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 and this assembly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

     We engage, 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; and 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 the nations.

     We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to teach our children truths, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our deportment; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.

     We further engage to watch over 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; and to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

     We moreover engage 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 the covenant and the principles of God's Word.

First Baptist Church Broken Bow, NE,
Aug 19, 2013, 9:53 AM