We believe that church governance locally is to be conducted by a plurality of elders with servants of the church called deacons assisting the congregation, and that ministers have the responsibility of publicly preaching the Word.

We understand that the New Testament scriptures teach that converts must:

  • Hear and believe the gospel about Jesus Christ.
  • Realize their sinful, lost condition and repent.
  • Confess before men that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
  • Be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and therefore, receive the forgiveness of sins, the promised indwelling of the Holy Spirit and are added to the church.
  • Commit to faithful living that leads others to Christ.

We understand that participation in the Lord’s supper (communion) should be observed and open to all professing believers each Lord’s day.

Christ has all authority in heaven and on earth-over all spiritual matters of faith and practice to the church.

We do not belong to any supra-church organization or governing body, but are rather an independent, locally autonomous, body of believers.

These statements should not be construed to be a confession of faith, or a creed. They suggest an attitude of the congregation and a way of looking at religious matters.