What We Believe

Our Church Constitution and By-Laws most accurately and concisely convey the answer to this statement.

Purpose
The purpose of this church shall be to promote the cause of Christ, both at home and throughout the world.  It shall seek to attain this end through public worship, the preaching of the gospel, Christian teaching, personal witnessing, missionary endeavor, and the consistent Christian living of its members.

Covenant
Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.  We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, unity and love; to promote growth both spiritually and numerically; to support its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministry, the expenses of the church, the assistance of those in need, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We encourage both family and personal devotions; the education of our children to the Church School; to seek the salvation of our family, friends, and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be fair and honest in our dealings, faithful in all our contacts, and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all tattling, gossip, backbiting, and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale and/or use of all intoxicating substances, such as alcohol and illegal drugs; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further agree to watch over one another in Christian love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the process of reconciliation as laid out by our Savior in Matthew 18:15-17.

We therefore agree that when we move from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.