We believe:

We believe in YHWH, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect, holy, and eternally co-existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–who are omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. 

We believe that the original manuscripts of the Hebrew and Greek testaments both Old and New are the inspired word of God; inerrant, and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of his creation (humanity) and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks. 

We believe that YHWH through his soveriegnty still does everything today that He did in Scripture. 

We believe that salvation is a spiritual condition (new birth) through confession and repentance. We believe the only way for a person to be saved is through the work of Christ on the cross and confessing the Lordship of Christ Jesus. He is the path, door and the gate to the Father. 

We believe that as disciples of Christ Jesus, we are being renewed daily; it is the beginning of a new way of life that allows God, in His faithfulness, to conform us to His nature. 

We believe Christ Jesus overcame the hold of death and resurrected from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father, forever making intercession for His people. In his ascension, He gave us the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts and the five ministry gifts to mankind: the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher. These gifts are to mature and unify His people, help His people grow in intimacy with the Father, and establish His Kingdom on the earth. 

We believe The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and sanctification for believers in Christ Jesus. He indwells everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. We believe in the present and interactive ministry of the Holy Spirit and in all the spiritual gifts which He continues to give today. 

We believe that human nature derives from two historic persons, male and female, who were created in YHWH's image from the dust of the earth, without the knowledge of good and evil. They were created perfect, but they sinned through disobedience. Therefore all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice. We believe that YHWH, through Christ Jesus and by the Holy Spirit, regenerates those who repent of their sins and confess Christ Jesus as Lord. 

We believe the "Kingdom of Heaven" is spiritual in nature and abides within us. 


We believe in the literal, physical, personal, and visible return of Christ Jesus to the earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, and the eternal blessing of the righteous, as well as endless suffering for the wicked. Only those who are born of the Holy Spirit are members of the Body of Christ and will spend eternity with Christ.

- Priesthood of All Believers 

We affirm the priesthood of all believers. Laypersons have the same right as ordained leadership to communicate with God, interpret Scripture, and minister in Christ's name. 

This doctrine is first and foremost a matter of responsibility and servanthood, not privilege and license. 

It is of course, a perversion of this doctrine to say that all views are equally valid, that you can believe anything and still be a Christian.


- Soul Competency 

We affirm soul competency, the accountability of each person before God. Your family cannot save you. Neither can your church. It comes down to you and God. Authorities can't force belief or unbelief. They shouldn't try. 

Against this backdrop of religious freedom, it's important for us as Christians to set forth our convictions. By stating them in a forthright manner, we provide nonbelievers with a clear choice. 

- Women in Ministry 

Women participate equally with men in the priesthood of all believers. Their role is crucial, their wisdom, grace and commitment exemplary. 


-Church and State 

We stand for a free church in a free state. Neither one should control the affairs of the other. We support the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, with its "establishment" and "free exercise" clauses. 

We do, of course, acknowledge the legitimate interplay of these two spheres. For example, it is appropriate for the state to enact and enforce fire codes for the church nurseries. It is also appropriate for ministers to offer prayer at civic functions. Neither the Constitution nor Baptist tradition would build a wall of separation against such practices as these. 

- Missions 

We ask the people of the world to conform to Christ and His Word, and not to our merely human traditions. We seek to lift up national leadership in the countries where we serve, and to respect the cultural expressions of their faith – we honor the indigenous principle in missions. We cannot, however, compromise doctrine or give up who we are to win the favor of those we try to reach or those with whom we desire to work. This would rob our efforts of their integrity and life. 

The priority is evangelism which results in churches. This priority is consistent with strong social ministries, including medical care, emergency famine relief, water projects, agricultural assistance and the like. 

- Sexuality 

We affirm God's plan for marriage and sexual intimacy – one man, and one woman, for life. Homosexuality is not a "valid alternative lifestyle." The Bible condemns it as sin. It is not, however, unforgivable sin. The same redemption available to all sinners is available to homosexuals. They, too, may become new creations in Christ. 

Sanctity of Life 

Procreation is a gift from God. At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God's image. This human being deserves our protection, whatever the circumstances of conception.

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