Our church has adopted the Doctrinal Statement of the Baptist Missionary Association of America. Because doctrinal statements tend to be lengthy and often are similar to doctrinal statements of other organizations, we have compiled this summary of what we believe and how our church and most other BMA churches are different from some other churches you may have seen.
We share these orthodox views of most Christians:
- The trinity of God
- The virgin birth and deity of Jesus Christ
- The verbal inspiration of the Scriptures
- The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ
- The return of Christ
We share these historic principles with most Baptists:
- Salvation by grace through faith alone
- Believer’s baptism by immersion
- The eternal security of the believer
- The priesthood of the believer
- Religious liberty for all
- The separation of church and state
We share these principles with BMA churches:
- The church is the unit of cooperation.
- The church is autonomous, cooperating voluntarily and directly choosing all the officers, directors, and missionaries of the association.
- The church is respected, cooperating equally with the same number of voting representatives as the other churches, regardless of the size of church membership or financial contributions.
- The church is primary; the association only exists to expedite the ministries of the church.
- The ordinances of the church are given prominence.
- Baptism is an act of obedience, not an optional preference, for each believer.
- Baptism is related to the church; therefore, the church must be scriptural for its baptism to be scriptural.
- The Lord’s Supper is a memorial to be observed within the context of the church, the local assembly of baptized believers.
- The mission of the church is strategic.
- Each church should evangelize its local area.
- Each church should join other churches in sending missionary personnel to other areas in the United States as well as every country on earth