We believe that God is Sovereign

We teach that God is sovereign in all ways, including the salvation of a believer.  Salvation is by grace alone and found only in Jesus Christ.  A person is saved through the effectual calling from God by faith in Christ.  This miracle of the new birth occurs when God gives that person the willingness and the ability to repent and to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who suffered the wrath of God in the place of sinners. (Ephesians 1:3-11; Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 2:8-10)

We believe that God is the purpose and cause of our worship

Our salvation is for God's glory, which is why we worship Him and Him alone.  Our worship is to be approached with reverence and fear before our Holy and Righteous God.  We are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. (Romans 12:1; Psalm 3:8; Psalm 95:6-7)

We believe that the preaching and teaching of the Word is central to the life of the church.

God's Word is the standard by which  we are to live our lives and it is His Word that we grow in our faith and are sanctified as believers in Christ.  It is through the expositional preaching of the Word of God that the flock will be effectively fed.  This will also grow us in our faith in Jesus Christ, and will allow us to not be conformed to the the world, but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. (1 Timothy 3:15; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 4:2)

We believe that the church is a spiritual family which cares about the spiritual welfare of its members

The purpose of the church is to train and equip the saints for the ministry of the Lord and to grow them in the fullness of Christ Jesus.  It is with the gifts that God has given us that we, "in all humility and gentleness with patience bear with one another in love... keeping the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."  The church is a family of believers in Christ, with all ages actively serving and loving one another in the building up of the body of Christ to unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God.  As the members of the church we reflect a living commitment to one another in attendance, giving, prayer, and service. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-14; Philippians 2:1-5; Ephesians 4:1-3; 2 Peter 3:18)

We believe that the policies, practices, and worship within the body of believers should be ordered by the Word of God

The model of leadership in the church is clearly identified in the scriptures and found in the plurality of elders.  We believe that God, according to His perfect will and purposes, gives spiritual gifts and leands men to faithfully shepherd and feed the flock.  As the body of believers, we practice the administering of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, according to the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Word instructs the practice of church discipline.  It is vital for the health of the body and this practice provides parameters for church membership and leads to the restoration of the believer's soul.  (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; Ephesians 4:12-16; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Acts 14:23)

We believe that we are to bear witness and give testimony of God's work of salvation in our lives

We are to be obedient in the sharing of the Gospel of Christ and are to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)

We refer to The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as our statement of faith

We believe that the Holy Scripture is the complete Word of God, infallible and truth.  The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 does not replace the authority of scripture, but serves as a small compass in assisting us  in navigating through the doctrinal truths of our faith.  (1 Peter 3:15)