Basics of Beliefs

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We believe in:

 

The Lordship of Christ

“Jesus is Lord” is the distinctive confession of faith – as individuals and as a Church, we seek to make every aspect of our lives subject to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The Authority of the Bible

We believe that the Bible shows us God's way for living, and we seek to establish our lives on the revelation of God's truth.

The Baptism of Believers

As a symbol of Jesus' claim on our lives, we practice Baptism by 'full immersion', in which believers publicly declare their desire to 'die to self' and to be born again to live for and follow Christ.

The Priesthood of all Believers

We believe that every member of the Church has a role to play, whether in preaching and teaching, leading worship, faith-sharing, evangelism, social action, pastoring, guiding, serving, prophetic insight, encouraging, praying, healing, administration or hospitality.

The Gathered Church

Local Baptist Churches have always been linked together into what we call “Associations”, joining with other Baptist Churches within the area for mutual support and mission.  Belonging together in Christ locally is what makes our membership in the world-wide Church real and meaningful.

Religious Freedom

Religious freedom for all has always been a keystone of the Baptist way.  Within Baptist Churches, tolerance for difference of outlook and diversity of practice is encouraged.