As a member of the Southern Baptist Convention we hold to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message
which can be found here.
Below is a summary of our core beliefs:
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus (the Son)
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer after salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to earth.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image as male and female, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all are sinners and need salvation.
We believe that mankind by his nature has an inclination toward sin which is disobedience against the sovereign will of God, His plan for us, and His commands which He gave to us in the Bible. The result of our sin is the loss of relationship and eternal separation from God.
We believe that salvation is a free gift offered to those who repent of their sin toward God and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in a separation of God and government. Christians are to be salt and light in society.