We are a people committed to discerning the will of our Lord as it has been revealed in the pages of Scripture. Through the leadership of the Spirit and by mutual encouragement our goal is to put that will into effect in our lives both corporately and individually so that in all things we may glorify God.
The great solas
of the Reformation are at the core of the faith we profess. The salvation we claim as our own and proclaim to the lost is ours by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. We come to God as sinners worthy only of his condemnation, but by his grace we come to trust Christ as our Savior and by faith are clothed in the righteousness of Christ so that we are acquitted of all sin by the Judge of all men. It is by Scripture alone that we come to understand the way to salvation and the way those who are saved should live. Scripture is our final authority in all matters pertaining to faith. We use The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689
as a guide to understanding the principle teachings of Scripture having found it to be faithful in its exposition of Biblical doctrine.
Sound doctrine is neither optional nor a hindrance to loving fellowship, but is in fact its only sure foundation. We are a small church, but even so our backgrounds, temperaments and interests are varied. It is not a common social or political tie, but a common love for our Lord and commitment to his Word that binds us together. Regular times of fellowship inside and outside our times of worship serve to keep these ties strong. A conversation around the lunch table or a game of volleyball may not be as important as understanding the doctrine of the atonement, but is nonetheless an expression of the fellowship we enjoy.