We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and sufficient Word of God. As a result of this conviction, the expositional teaching of Scripture is the foundation of all we do, whether in the pastor’s sermon’s or the Sunday School teacher’s lessons. We believe that God’s Word is alive and powerful; our opinions aren’t. So we are committed to accurate, clear, practical Bible teaching.
We are passionate about the message of salvation from sin through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Gospel is the only hope, both for non-Christians and Christians alike. We unite around the Gospel, not political positions or secondary issues. Our singing, preaching, and praying are saturated with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We long to see sinners come to Christ for salvation. And we long to see believers keep coming to Christ for growth in godliness. Whether you are a non-Christian, a baby Christian, or a mature Christian, we want to help you understand and apply the Scriptures, so you can be a faithful follower of Jesus.
We’re not hiding from the world, as though we were a monastery. Rather, we want to be “the light of the world . . . a city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14). We believe in proclaiming the forgiveness of sins and eternal life only through faith in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. Through preaching and personal evangelism, we long to reach our ethnically diverse community, which means that our make-up will also reflect our ethnically diverse community.
We are aggressive in our endeavors to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. We send missionaries, and we support missionaries, giving generously to both missionary personnel and projects; we generally support fewer missionaries so that we can give them greater financial support. And we pray for missions, regularly and fervently.
Our ministry is designed to develop and encourage families by teaching God’s role for each member of the home, as well as to provide godly relationships for the spiritual benefit of each person.
We are self-governing, and free from any affiliation with conventions or associations. We cooperate with like-minded believers as much as we can, but we do so freely, without associational expectations.
That means that we hold to the historic, orthodox doctrines of Christians throughout the centuries. It also means that we make our fellowship with other Christians dependent on their fidelity to Scripture—not in a schismatic manner, but because we love Christ, His Word, and His sheep. We believe in separating from those church groups who reject the plain truths of the Bible.
That’s not our primary focus, however; we are first Christians and Bible-believers. But we do hold to the historical Baptist distinctives including regenerate church membership, believers’ baptism by immersion, separation of church and state, congregational church government, and the priesthood of all believers. We fellowship with like-minded believers, whether or not they claim the name “Baptist.”
We are growing spiritually, as we mature to be more like Christ. And we are growing numerically, praying for the Lord to send us like-minded Christians in need of a church home and not-yet Christians in need of a Savior. We are ambitious for God’s glory, eager to be more and more useful in the advance of the Gospel.