Our Core Values & Beliefs

Theological unity drives missional clarity

Our commitment to declare God’s glory and demonstrate God’s grace is firmly grounded in our belief and confidence in the inerrancy of Scripture. For unity to exist in any fellowship of believers it must include not only a unity of purpose in ministry but also a unity of belief in theology. The following doctrines of “eternal significance” form the basis for our shared doctrinal beliefs. There are three “hills” we consider eternally significant:

HILL 1:

We believe in the Trinity. Trinitarian view of God teaches that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are equal in essence, distinctive in person (Is. 44:6; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 13:14): God the Father (Deut. 6:4; Eph. 4:4-6; John 10:30-36) God the Son (John 1:1-4; 14; Col. 1:15-17, 2:9) God the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17, 26; 1 John 5:7-8)

HILL 2:

We believe that the Bible is totally true and trustworthy. It is “God-breathed”, and has been divinely protected from error. As a result, it contains everything we need for life and godliness. It is: Authoritative Accurate Authentic Sufficient

 

HILL 3:

Salvation is accomplished by a sovereign God who, through the gracious work of the Holy Spirit, regenerates sinners, leading them to repentance, faith, and forgiveness. Salvation is made available to men and women solely on the basis of faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ’s. Salvation is available through Jesus Christ alone. Jesus is not one of many ways to God; He is the ONLY way to God. The Gospel reveals (Rom. 3:10-26): Right view of Sin- separates us from God and condemns us to literal hell Right view of Self- created in Gods image, but sinner by nature and practice Right view of Salvation- through Christ alone and sustained by Him alone.

 

Doctrinal Distinctives

1.) We believe in the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are equal in essence and distinctive in person.
2.) We believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
3.) We believe that Jesus took our place on the cross and paid the sin debt that we owed God. This substitutionary atoning work makes forgiveness of sin possible for all of humanity.
4.) We believe that salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone, plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions of salvation are repentance and faith.
5.) We believe in a literal heaven to be gained and a literal hell to be shunned.
6.) We believe that the Bible is totally true and trustworthy. It is “God-breathed”, and has been divinely protected from error. As a result, it contains everything we need for life and godliness.
7.) As a cooperating Southern Baptist congregation, we affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Messageas our general statement of belief.
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