Biblical Distinctives

  • We are reformed in our soteriology and baptistic in our church polity.
  • We hold a high view of God and that Christ is the Head of the Church, and is therefore our divine Lord, Head, and Master (Colossians 1:15-18; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:20).
  • We hold a high view of God’s Word in terms that Scripture is inerrant, infallible, and the sole authority for faith and practice.  Therefore, we teach the whole counsel of God’s Word (Psalm 19:7-9; Psalm 119; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12-13).
  • We observe two ordinances: The Lord’s Supper and Baptism (I Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 28:19).
  • We believe membership consists of regenerate, baptized individuals (Ephesians 2:1-10; Romans 6:4-7).
  • We believe in the complete independence of the local body, yet an interdependence with those who are of like faith and practice (Ephesians 2:19-22).
  • We believe in the separation of church and state (Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17).
  • We believe that God has ordained the local body to be governed by Elders who are mutually submissive to each other, who serve the congregation, and are accountable to the body (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4; Acts 6:3-4).
  • We believe that it is the responsibility of each believer to evangelize the lost in his or her local community, and to share in the evangelization of the world in obedience to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
  • We believe in an approach to evangelism that is Christ centered and Christ honoring in that God in His sovereignty chooses to do the work of salvation in the lives of those who are called (Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:3-12; II Thessalonians 2:13-14; I Peter 5:10).