Doctrine Determines Behavior
What one believes about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, and salvation greatly determines how one will behave as a Christian leader. Therefore, we believe it is important to explain our positions on vital biblical doctrines so you may discern our approach to Christian life and ministry. For even greater detail on what we believe, please read through our unabridged doctrinal statement, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”—Proverbs 4:23
Our Operating Philosophy
We are Baptistic in our doctrine and conservative in application. For the sake of the credibility of the gospel, we strive to reflect God’s holiness and to live differently than those who have not experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:15-16; Ephesians 4:17-19). We look to the inerrant and infallible Word of God as our absolute rule of faith and practice.
The gospel is always under attack, and the attacks are not always frontal assaults; therefore, we seek to be clear in who we will partner with in ministry in order to be faithful to our Lord. We joyfully partner with those who agree that:
- Believers and churches must separate from those who deny essential doctrines of the faith (Jude 3; 2 John 9-11; Romans 16:17);
- Believers and churches must separate from those who compromise the faith by granting Christian recognition and fellowship to those who have denied essential doctrines of the faith (Romans 16:17; Philippians 3:17-19; cf. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15).
- Believers and churches must strive to reflect God’s holiness and to live differently than those who have not experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:15-16; Ephesians 4:17-19).
“Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.”—Jude 1:3