Statement of Beliefs

Mission Statement

Drawn to Christ/Connected to Community/Equipped to Serve
1. Love God (Drawn to Christ)

We are called to fulfill the first and greatest commandment found in Matthew 22:37 (NIV) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

2. Love People (Connected to Community)

We are called to fulfill the second greatest commandment found in Matthew 22:39 (NIV)
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

3. Make Disciples (Equipped to Serve)

We are called to fulfill The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Our Beliefs

We follow the beliefs that are described in the Baptist Faith and Message. Below is a brief overview of those beliefs, if you would like a more extensive explanation you can access the Baptist Faith and Message here.


We believe there is only one true eternal triune God who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all.
Psalm 90:2, Genesis 1:1, Genesis :26-27, Genesis 3:22, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Timothy 1:17


We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. We believe that Jesus is both fully God and fully human through the incarnation of His virgin birth. We believe that the Son of God died for our sins, was buried, rose from the dead and is coming again.
Titus 2:13, Matthew 1:22-23, Philippians 2:5-7, Isaiah 9:6, John 14:7-11 & 19, John 14:7-11, Acts 1:9-11, John 8:58, John 1:1, 14, Colossians 2:9, Romans 1:3-4

Holy Spirit

We believe that those who receive Christ also receive the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit manifests the fruit of righteousness in their character, and endows them with spiritual gifts for ministry.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

We believe that a spiritual gift is a special ability, given by the Holy Spirit to every believer, to be used to minister to others and thereby build up the Body of Christ.
1 Peter 4:10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11


We believe the Bible is the perfect word of God, written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.
Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:105 & 160, Proverbs 30:5, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21

Sin and Salvation

We believe all are separated by God because of sin and our only hope is the gift of salvation.
Romans 3:23, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:1-7, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 59:1-2, Romans 6:23

For more information on salvation please visit our Salvation Page.


We believe baptism is a symbol of our relationship with God, just as a wedding ring is a symbol of commitment to ur spouse. It is a picture of Christ's death and resurrection and our new life as a Christian.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Colossians 2:12

We believe Christians should be baptized because Jesus commanded it and demonstrates that we are believers.
Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:37-41

We believe that baptism should be by immersion. Jesus was baptized by immersion and every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
Acts 2:37-41, Acts 8:38-39

We believe you should be baptized as soon as possible after becoming a believer.
Acts: 2:41, Acts 16:33

The Local Church

We believe the Church should seek unity with all believers in matters essential to the universal Christian faith, and contend for liberty in all matters wherein the Lord has not spoken through His Word.
Ephesians 4:2-6

We believe the local church is a body which cooperates with many Christian agencies, and are a part of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Ephesians 5:23B

We believe love is to be shown to all people as the central trait of the Christian faith.
John 13:35, 1 Peter 4:8

We believe the mission of the Church is to reach the spiritually lost for Christ, to teach with the goal of “forming Christ in them” and to mobilize believers to accomplish God’s purposes in the world.
Matthew 28:18-20

We believe in observing the holy sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and practice it on a bi-monthly basis.
Acts 2:42

We believe that each believer should return a generous, intentional, regular, proportional gift of his or her income to God, through the local church, as a spiritual discipline. Scripture gives us the tithe (one tenth) as the normal beginning point of giving for a believer.
Malachi 3:10, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7


We believe every Christian should be a part of Corporate worship.
Matthew 16:15-19, Ephesians 1:22-23, Philippians 1:1, Colossians 1:18, 1 Timothy 2:9-14, 1 Timothy 3:1-15, 1 Timothy 4:14

Final Authority For Matters Of Belief and Conduct

This statement does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
2 Timothy 3:16

Social Issues

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life.
Psalm 139:13-16

We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union between one man and one woman, and that sexual intimacy is to occur exclusively within that union.
Genesis 2:24, Jeremiah 29:6, Isaiah 62:5, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that gender is assigned by God at birth and the Holy Scripture does not permit an individual to alter their sexual identity physically or otherwise.
Genesis 1:27

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