As a sister congregation of the fellowship of 5200 American Baptist Churches, USA  we share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century. That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society.  More specifically we affirm:

1 We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

2 For us the local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life.

3 We partake of two ordinances: believers’ baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

4 We believe that the committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and that individual gifts of ministry should be shared.

5 We take seriously the call to evangelism and missionary work.

6 We support religious freedom and respect the expressions of faith of others.

7 We acknowledge that God’s family extends beyond our local churches, and that God calls us to cooperative ministries.

8 We understand that we have been called to be Christ’s witnesses for justice and wholeness within a broken society.

9 We celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within our membership.

10 We heed the biblical call to renewal and the need for a vital witness in a new millennium.