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
Grow Up In the Word, Conquer the World!
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
Endure suffering together with HOPE, 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.
Moreover, we are a family integrated church. This means we believe the best way to bring up people in the Word to conquer the world is to have the family worship together, from the youngest to the oldest. We have seen that when the hard work is put in early, children and parents both benefit. We do have a room for nursing mothers, but we encourage you to not make this your first destination. Rather, if you have not been to church in a while, count it a success to make it here. If you make it through songs, count that a success. If you make it all the way through service, all praise to the Lord! As you make the efforts now, it will pay off in the end, and God sees it all!
We are here help you grow up in the Word, and conquer the world! In union and communion with Jesus Christ, CLBC is aiming to equip families and individuals to grow up in the Word (biblical discipleship) so as to conquer the world (the aspect of humanity still in Satan’s grip) for the glory of God’s infinite, eternal, and unchangeable being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth (the spread of God’s glorious kingdom) in the Catherine Lake region.