From the time of the Apostles to today, Christians have laid out doctrine (beliefs) in brief, definitive statements. As those who know God, we believe it necessary to set forth in a concise fashion the cornerstone truths of our church as guided by Scripture. Our Statement of Faith summarizes essential Christian beliefs, shows unity in Christ, and guards the church from error.
Our Statement of Faith contains, as the fullest expression of our faith, the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. We also declare our agreement with the 1858 Abstract of Principles of the Southern Baptist Seminary and the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. These historic documents are an excellent summary of “the things most surely believed among us.” We see them not as an infallible rule or code of faith, but as assistance to us in doctrinal definition, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness. However, the ultimate authority in all matters of faith, order, and morals is the Bible alone, as articulated in the opening article of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith itself.