What We Believe . . .

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What We Do

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.


Moreover We Believe . . .

"There is one Body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called unto one hope of your calling:  One Lord, one faith, and one baptism; one God, and Father of all, who is above all, and in you all."  Ephesians 4:4-6


About the Bible
We believe the Bible is God’s Word.  As such, it is true without any mixture of error and is the Supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.

About God
We believe that there is one living and true God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and who is worthy of all possible honor, worship, and praise.  As Creator, Redeemer, and Ruler of Heaven and earth He is expressibly glorious in holiness and love.

About Jesus Christ
We believe in the full humanity and deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, death on the cross for our sins, bodily resurrection and ascension, present ministry of intercession of believers, and His personal and visible return in power and glory.

About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit who regenerates unbelievers, the evidence of which is repentance, faith, and newness of life.  We believe He indwells believers, enabling them to live a Godly life, transforming them to the likeness of Christ, and keeping them by the power of God until the Day of Jesus Christ.

About Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God and was intended to have fellowship with God.  However, since Adam, all men are sinners by nature and by choice, and are under the just condemnation of the Holy and Righteous God.

About Salvation
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, who is the only and all-sufficient Savior and the only mediator between God and man; and that the Gospel of salvation should be shared with every person in the world.

About the Church
We believe that the church, the Body of Christ, is a group of baptized believers, associated by covenant in faith and fellowship of the Gospel.  The two ordinances of the church that we observe are baptism by immersion in water and the Lord’s Supper, a provision of bread and fruit of the view representing the body and blood of Christ.