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The Baptist denomination, like other denominations, is a Christian Community united together as a body upon the basis of commonly shared religious perspectives, principles, interests and practices.



The Baptist Faith - What We Believe


As a Protestant denomination, the Baptist denomination was formed as a significant group that broke away from the English Church in the seventeenth century in the revolt to the government’s intrusion in religious affairs. As a result, the Baptist established and continues to maintain “Religious Liberty” as a cornerstone and a fundamental element of its denomination’s religious principles.


Religious liberty refers to the rejection by Baptists and many other Protestants, of government or civil authority that is imposed, exercised, or exerted over a person’s religious opinions, right to worship or the church’s right to govern himself as a religious body.


In addition to its position on the issue of “Church and State,” the Baptist also agree in their religious perspectives concerning certain teaching (doctrines) and religious practices, which are distinctions of Baptist from other denominations, including (all based on New Testament understanding and perspective) the following doctrines.


Doctrines


  • Free and full salvation proclaimed to all in Christ.
  • No longer under the law, but under Grace.
  • God as revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the Three Persons of the Trinity or Godhead in which there is Equal Divinity and Complete Unity.
  • Atonement by the Sacrifice of Christ
  • Justification by Faith, not by Works
  • Conversion and Regeneration necessary for Salvation
  • The Transforming work of Holiness by the Spirit in the Believer (Sanctification).
  • True Believers are kept by the Power of God until the Day of Redemption (Personal Election of Believers)
  • Believers have been called to Righteousness (Personal Election of Believers)
  • All Believers have Access to God through Christ without the need of any other Mediator (Priest hood of All Saints)
  • The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting
  • Endless Reward and Punishment given by Christ, the Righteous Judge, at His Second Coming.
  • The Baptist Church has two Scriptural officers-- Pastors and Deaconate (Deacons and Deaconess)
  • The great mission or work of the Church is to spread the Gospel through the world. (Matthew 28:19-20).


Principles and Practices


The Baptist Church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (often called Communion). These are known as ordinances inasmuch as they are religious practices the church is commanded by Christ to practice and keep.


The Scriptures teach that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to show in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the Crucifixion, burial, and rising of our Savior. (Romans 6:4)


Apostle’s Creed


  1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
  2. And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, Our Lord:
  3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
  4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
  5. The third day He rose again from the dead:
  6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
  7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
  8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:
  9. I believe in the Holy Christian Church: the communion of Saints:
  10. The forgiveness of sins:
  11. The resurrection of the body:
  12. And the life everlasting. Amen


Our Ministries


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Church Membership Responsibilities

Be a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, Teachable) Christian 


The church member has sacred responsibilities. When a person becomes a member of God’s family; it is his/her privilege and duty to play his/her part in forwarding and helping the cause of Jesus Christ, God has a plan for the world, and the church member, as a Christian, should fit into this plan. Here are some of his responsibilities.


  1. Serving. The Pastor cannot do the work of the church alone. He needs others to help him. There are many ways of helping such as ushering, singing in the choir, visitation program, teaching Sunday School classes, holding an office in the church, etc. Remember you are serving Christ and not the Pastor. God gives rewards for your works not your idleness.
  2. Learning. You should come to know your Bible well. You should learn how to serve and you should know your church and its practices. There are many opportunities for this through your total church program. You are expected to become actively involved in our Church Bible & Discipleship training classes as well as Sunday School each Sunday morning at 9:45 AM. 
  3. Witnessing. A Christian is always desirous that others would come to know Jesus Christ. We are God’s ambassadors; therefore, our lives should always represent Him. The church offers opportunities for witnessing through various calling programs and gives training to this end. God says, “we are His witnesses.” Christ is made known to others by us. Share Christ by becoming a soul-winner!! 
  4. Praying. Prayer is a vital part of Christian living. All Christians should learn how to pray in order that their lives may experience its many benefits and blessings. Joining with others in prayer affords a great stimulus. 
  5. Worshiping. Worship keeps the soul of your church alive. You should regularly attend the Sunday Worship services and be faithful. You should be reverent at all times in church. Remember you are worshiping GOD! 
  6. Giving. What each member gives is between himself and God. Our church advocates “Tithing”. This means giving one-tenth of all the money one earns to Christ and His church. We should give cheerfully because God has given us everything in the first place. You are urged to give regularly, Sunday by Sunday. The church has many expenses and it supports missionary and mission programs. Envelops will be provided for your use which helps you to be careful and diligent, and which will give you an official record from the Secretary for Income Tax deduction purposes. Remember Tithing is a starting point to Christian Giving.




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