Our purpose is to glorify God, and God is most glorified in His church. It is our desire to bring together brothers and sisters in Christ who believe in: the Doctrines of Grace, verse-by-verse Expository Preaching, and the practice of Church Discipline as outlined in Matthew 18.
We believe that these not only promote faithfulness to the scriptures, but that they have a sanctifying effect on the body of Christ.
Our mission is to be a resource that reaches out to those who believe in the doctrines of grace, to those who seek to understand them, and to reach our community with the gospel without diluting it.
Our two greatest distinctives are the the baptism of believers, and the doctrines of grace. Our statement of faith is the New Hampshire Confession of Faith (1833/1853). However, those that hold to the following confessions are considered, by us, to be "like-minded" believers:
It has been said, "Those that say no creed but Christ have stated a creed for themselves." It is just as important to hold to your beliefs as it is to define them. That is the purpose of statements of faith, confessions, creeds, and catechisms.
[Catechisms are doctrinal manuals in the form of questions and answers for memorization.]
We stand on the shoulders of baptist reformers that have gone before us and appretiate their steadfast faithfulness to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
William Carey John Bunyan C. H. Spurgeon
We are evangelical protestants that hold to the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and sufficiency of scripture. We believe in what the reformers called the 5 Sola's. That is, that salvation is:
Our commitment is that, not Baptists, but Scripture would be our source for all faith and practice. The term "Reformed Baptist*" is simply an outline of our views on Christian truths. As C. H. Spurgeon said, "Down, down, down with the name of Baptist and up, up, up with the name of Christ."
(*To find out what we mean by the name "Reformed Baptist", go to the "About Us" page.)