What We Believe

We are a Christian church. However that doesn't say much to very many people, since it's a term that is used with so many different points of reference that it lacks real precision. To some people “Christian” might mean Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox or simply non-Jewish or non-Muslim. So we would go another step and identify ourselves basically as a Protestant church that believes the Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured.

Also, we believe in the historic Orthodox Christian teachings of the inspiration and authority of the Bible, justification by faith alone, and that salvation is a supernatural work of God’s grace. We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished by the work of Christ alone. His sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to the Father. Our beliefs regarding the Sufficiency of Christ and inerrancy of Scriptures and salvation by grace alone place us in the category of what is historically designated Evangelical.

Next, we believe that the church consists of believers only, and we recognize that scripture authorizes baptism as immersion and that it is to be administered for believers only. These are known as Baptist distinctives.  These distinctives are in the  Baptist Confession of Faith which we adhere to.

Finally , believing as we do that salvation is the result of the supernatural workings of divine grace, we believe that God is sovereign in saving sinners through Jesus Christ His Son.  Similarly we are Baptist and  Baptists come in all varieties, and so the term Baptist can carry a wide range of views. And we would also want to say that we are an evangelistic church, which simply means that we seek opportunity to give the gospel to those who are not saved. We are an independent church in that we are unaffiliated with any specific denominational body. We are a historic evangelical church in that our doctrinal statement reflects the theological beliefs traditionally held by evangelical Protestants, and the fundamentals of the faith, such as the substitutionary death of Christ, His virgin birth and resurrection, and so on. We are a Bible or Biblical church, which means we emphasize the inspiration and authority of Scripture and give attention, therefore, to its exposition and application to our lives.

In Conclusion, we seek to know and make known the Lord Jesus Christ — incarnate, crucified, risen, and returning — and to make as many people as possible his fully devoted disciples.

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