The word Baptist simply means that we believe in...
B iblical authority in all matters of faith and practice. We do not need visions, new revelations, tongues, or any other extra Biblical "messages from God". We just need to study and know the Revelation that He has already given.
A utonomy or self-governing power of the local church. Our church is completely self-governed outside of any denominational organization. We operate as a church body as led by the Holy Spirit.
P riesthood of Believers. Every believer has equal and instant access to God. There is only one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
T wo ordinances. We practice two simple ordinances, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The ordinances have no part in salvation and only serve as pictures and reminders of what Christ did for us.
I ndividual Soul Liberty. Every man, woman, and child must choose personally to come to Christ for salvation through His shed blood.
S ecurity of the believer. Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be taken away. Nothing can separate the believer from eternal life in Christ and he can only have full assurance of Heaven as his future home.
T wo offices within the local church. Our Church has two Biblical offices of leadership, Pastors and Deacons. It is the responsibility of the Pastor to serve the church by leading, teaching, and overseeing the church. It is the responsibility of the Deacons to serve the church family through assisting with care and provision for special needs.
S eparation of church and state. The state should have no power to intervene in the free expression of religious liberty. Separation doesn't mean that Christians should not influence the state, but that the church should not control the state nor should the state control the church.