Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

  • God

    We believe that there is one God who eternally exists as three persons in one nature: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • God the Father

    We believe that God is the Eternal Father, creator of the universe, and the author and finisher of our salvation. In his gracious providence, he lovingly directs all things according to his good purposes. He is all-knowing, all-wise, and all-loving.

  • Jesus Christ

    We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and in his incarnation was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He is wholly God and wholly man. He lived a sinless life, shed His blood, and died in our place on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity. He was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven where he now sits at the right hand of the Father. He is the one and only Savior of humanity who will physically return to earth to consummate his work of redemption.

  • Holy Spirit

    We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, calling people to Jesus Christ. He is active in the lives of believers as the Comforter and Guide, cultivating Christian character, bestowing spiritual gifts, and exalting Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer.

  • Bible

    We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God without any error, true and reliable in all it affirms, the sole authority for life and faith.

  • Humanity

    We believe that human beings are special creations of God, made in his image, possessing full dignity and worthy of respect and love. Through the sin of the first man, Adam, all humanity sinned against God, with the result that all people are sinners and need salvation.

  • Salvation

    We believe that salvation is a free gift of God’s grace, received through repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. Following Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. We believe that every person who has truly received salvation is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will persevere in their salvation until the end of their life.

  • Sanctification

    We believe that sanctification is God’s goal for all believers. Sanctification is the experience of being led by the Holy Spirit toward moral and spiritual maturity in Jesus Christ.

  • Church

    We believe that the church is comprised of all born again believers, primarily represented through a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. The local body is an autonomous congregation covenanted together in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances, exercising their spiritual gifts for the mutual benefit of one another, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.

  • Baptism and The Lord's Supper

    We believe there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is for believers to proclaim Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and future return.

  • Eternity

    We believe that God, in his own time and his own way, will bring this present world to the appropriate end and usher in the fullness of his kingdom. We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all humanity. Those who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell, while those who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity with him in Heaven.

  • We believe our statement of faith is consistent with Scripture and useful in summarizing our foundational beliefs, however, we ultimately believe the Bible is the highest authority in all matters of Christian faith and practice. No statement of faith, including this one, has the same authority as Scripture.

    In addition to our Statement of Faith, you may find a more detailed understanding of what we believe, teach, and affirm as a church in the articles of faith as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 of the Southern Baptist Convention The Baptist Faith and Message (FBCTLH) PDF