Purpose, Covenant, Belief & Practice
We believe that our purpose is best fulfilled by being in covenant with God and each other in a local church grounded in biblical beliefs.
1689 Baptist Confession
Baptist Faith & Message 2000
Church Purpose & Covenant
Our Purpose & Covenant
Building upon the Word of God as the only authority for faith and practice, we testify that God’s Sovereignty and Grace has placed us in this body for the purpose of Christian communion, discipleship, and the spread of His Glorious Kingdom. Therefore, as covenant members we promise to:
LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ supremely, and to love one another, and to
Exercise MERCY to the suffering and poor, and to ensure
TRUTHful teaching takes place in our church, making it a healthy place for God’s children, and to
Pursue HOLINESS in our hearts, minds, and actions both inside and outside the church, and to remain
Alive in our WITNESS to the world remembering that we came to know Him because someone shared the Gospel with us, and
IN ALL these THINGS, and in all of life, and in all we attempt to do in this church for God’s Glory, may we
Never let go of a GOD-CENTERED GOSPEL, and
TRUST the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Our Belief & Practice
In covenant with one another, we believe the Word of God is the only authority for faith and practice. We affirm the 1689 Baptist Confession as the most “excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of the Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God’s sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone and by faith alone” (Spurgeon). Principally, Philippians 2:1–11 is our governing verse.
In cooperation with Southern Baptists, we affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.