Although we are a non-denominational church, our beliefs are in accordance with the following Christian traditions:

As part of the catholic (i.e., universal) tradition, we affirm the great ecumenical creeds of the early church:

As part of the Protestant tradition, we affirm the 5 “Solas” of the Reformation:

  • According to the authority of Scripture alone (sola Scriptura),
  • we are saved by grace alone (sola gratia)
  • through faith alone (sola fide)
  • in Christ alone (solus Christus)
  • to the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria).

As part of the Baptist tradition, we believe that

  • the two ordinances instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ (baptism and the Lord’s Supper) are meant to be subsequent to faith
  • all believers are called to ministry and have a part to play in edifying the church and evangelizing the world (the priesthood of all believers)
  • each local congregation is a self-governing body submitted to the headship of Jesus Christ, led by the Word and the Spirit through pastors, elders, deacons, and deaconesses, and committed to one another as part of a spiritual family in Christ
  • religious liberty should be extended to all religions and denominations so that each person may worship God according to his or her conscience as they will be individually held accountable by Him

As part of the Evangelical tradition, we believe that

  • the Bible is inspired by God, without error in the originals, and the only authoritative rule for faith and practice
  • every Christian and church is responsible to
    • carry out the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20)
    • live a holy life worthy of the gospel (including adhering to a sexual ethic of fidelity within marriage, celibacy outside of marriage, and chastity regardless of marriage)
    • care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:34-46), which includes (but is not limited to) orphans, widows, the poor, immigrants and refugees, the unborn, and those with physical, mental, or emotional illnesses or disabilities

A more detailed statement of faith is available upon request.