STATEMENT OF FAITH
- This church receives the Bible and its teachings as the all-sufficient basis of doctrine and practice.
- We believe in the triune God, who is eternally one God in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17 and John 14:15-17).
- We believe that salvation and eternal life is available to all who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8).
- We proclaim the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only means of salvation (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).
- We believe that God is sovereign over all and this sovereignty is expressed and realized through Jesus Christ (Psalm 135:6 and Psalm 103:19).
For a video about what we believe, click here.
We believe the Bible is the sufficient and final rule of faith and practice, and it is an open book for each believer to read and interpret responsibly for him/herself. We believe that the Bible is God’s revealed message to all and has final authority for us in all matters of Christian faith and practice. In particular it reveals to us the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as the One whom we are to love, serve and obey.
We believe, according to the Scriptures, that God’s design for marriage is between one man and one woman.
PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER
We believe in religious liberty and that freedom in matters of religion is an inherent right of the human soul. Religious freedom means the unrestrained right of the individual to approach God. Baptists have no priests, save the Great High Priest, Jesus Christ.
We believe there should be a separation between the church and the state, and that there should be no levy of taxes instituted to support or aid in a particular faith or form of worship, nor should there be any action taken by government that might accord a special status, privilege or priority to any religious organization.
AUTONOMY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe in independent self-rule of the church.
We believe this church is composed of believers in Christ who have made a public profession of their faith in Christ, been baptized by immersion, gather as a believer’s church, share in the Lord’s Supper and live their faith as visible saints.
For a video giving insight into what a disciple truly is, click here.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of the church and not a means of salvation. They are symbols of great truths taught in the Scriptures.
SCRIPTURAL BAPTISM is the immersion of the believer in water symbolizing the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus. Grace is given where medical conditions do not allow immersion.
THE LORD’S SUPPER is an ordinance of the church and is observed in commemoration of the suffering and death of Christ and the expectation of His return.
For a more in depth explanation about Baptism & The Lord’s Supper, click here.
For a better understanding of what our church is passionate about, plan to attend the Welcome Class. You can watch the videos here, but we encourage you to attend in person. Ask in the office during the week or ask at the Welcome Desk on your way into the sanctuary on Sunday.
We are affiliated with American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky. For our denominational statement of faith, please click here.