The purpose of this church shall be to glorify God. It shall seek to attain this end through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Scriptures, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor and Christian education (Ephesians 1:5-14; Colossians 1:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:9-12).

We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice and our interpretation of Bible doctrine leads us inexorably to believe:

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WHAT IS AN SBC CONGREGATION?

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a body of like-minded local churches cooperating together to reach the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Southern Baptists believe that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind, with His ultimate revelation being the Gospel message of redemption through Jesus Christ. For that reason, Southern Baptists have summarized their biblical convictions in a statement of faith called The Baptist Faith and Message.

 

Southern Baptists are not a creedal people, requiring churches or individuals to embrace a standardized set of beliefs; but we are a confessional people. The BF&M represents the confessional consensus of “certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been and are now closely identified.”

OUR BELIEFS

THE BIBLE

The scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.

ABOUT GOD

In one God eternally existing in one essence, yet co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

ABOUT JESUS

That Jesus Christ was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary.

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

In the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.

ABOUT MANKIND

That mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that we are born with a sinful nature.

ABOUT JESUS' DEATH

That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.

ABOUT RESSURECTION

In the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

ABOUT THE BLESSED HOPE

In the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

ABOUT SALVATION

That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life. In the existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and that he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.

ABOUT THE CHURCH

In the Church, whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people.

ABOUT CHURCH ORDINANCES

That the ordinances of the Church, given by the Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Table (Communion).