The Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)
We have adopted as the fullest expression of our faith the Baptist Confession of 1689. The ultimate authority in all matters of faith, order, and morals is and must be the Bible alone, which truth is clearly set forth in the opening article of the Confession itself. This historic document, albeit imperfect, is an excellent summary of "the things most surely believed among us" and we find it to be an assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness.
Concise Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Scriptures, made up of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are inerrant and sufficient to lead men to a knowledge of God, salvation, and God's will for His people.
We believe in one God who exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that man is dead in his trespasses and sins, and unable to do that which is pleasing in the sight of God. He is justly under God's condemnation for sin, and is unable to save himself from this judgment.
We believe that God, from eternity past, has elected to Himself a people that He has decreed to save by virtue of His grace, for His own good pleasure, of His own free will, for His divine purpose. He will convert the hearts of these people so they will no longer crave sin but will crave God and the things of God, and will freely call upon His name to be saved.
We believe that God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, was born of flesh and blood, fully God and fully man, lived a perfect, sinless life, was crucified for the sins of His people, the elect, and rose again bodily on the third day.
We believe that Christ will return at a time that no-one knows to render final judgment upon all creation.
We believe that Christ established the Church and will continue to use His Church for His purposes until He returns. We believe that local churches are established to fulfill the Great Commission, to practice the ordinances of baptism and communion, to exercise discipline, to encourage the saints, to teach God's Word, and proclaim the gospel.
We believe in the autonomy of the local church, and the rule over the local church by elders/pastors.
We believe that the ordinance of baptism is only to be administered to believers, according to the terms of the New Covenant.