OUR BELIEFS

SCRIPTURE

The Holy Bible was written by men, divinely inspired, and is God's revelation of Himself to man. The Holy Scriptures in their original form are inerrant and infallible and our authority on all things pertaining to faith and practice.

GOD

The creator of all things, who is eternal in His existence, perfect in His actions, and altogether Holy.  God is One in being and essence, yet reveals himself to us as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. All persons equal in dignity, distinct in their economy, yet, all fully God.

MAN

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God's creation. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence.  Through the original act of man, all men inherit a sinful nature and thus by their own free choice become transgressors of God’s perfect law and thus become guilty and deserving of God’s holy judgement. 

SALVATION

Salvation is the work of God whereby He graciously redeems man solely based upon his faith in the finished work of the cross.  This work of Salvation is both beautifully complex and radically simple. God begins the work of Salvation through the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, the work of regeneration, the work of justification, the work of sanctification–and ultimately concludes the process of Salvation through the work of glorification in Heaven. 

CHURCH

The church is the collective group of redeemed individuals gathering together corporately to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and fulfill the Great Commission. The universal Church is organized into local congregations who strive to work together to be the instruments of grace to a lost world.  The local church is God’s intended means for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. 

 

For a more detailed look at our beliefs and doctrinal statement, see The Baptist Faith and Message.

Our church is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention consists of approximately 40,000 churches that cooperate together in a world-wide effort of missions. It is the largest association of Christian churches in Kentucky and in America. One out of every 10 churches in America is affiliated with the SBC (40,000 churches and 15 million members – more than most other denominations combined).