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Independent
 
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. We are independent of any denominational body that would seek to control our local New Testament Church. We believe the biblical pattern for the church was a local and independent church, of which Christ is the head, and the Holy Spirit leads through the principles and patterns of the Scriptures. Join us as we, as an independent congregation, seek to follow God’s Word in all matters of faith and practice
Colossians 1:3, 18 “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you…And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” 
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 Fundamental 
 
Today, it seems anytime someone is referred to as being fundamental that it is seen in a negative light, as if they are some kind of fanatic. What do we mean when we say we are fundamental? We as a church hold to the fundamentals of the Word of God. We believe the bible should be followed in all matters of faith and practice. In other words, the bible has the final say in all matters not the opinion of man or some denominational authority. 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
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 Baptist
 

 B—Bible authority in all matters of faith and practice

  • The church does not exercise visions, revelations, tongues, or extra biblical “message from God.” We uphold the truths of the Bible as our supreme authority in the church. (Acts 17:11; II Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12; II Peter  1:21)

A—Autonomy or self-governing power of the local church

  • We are completely independent from other churches, boards, or denominations. Christ is the head of our church. (II Timothy 3:15, Acts 20:19-30)

P—Priesthood (direct access to God) of each believer

  • Every believer has equal and instant access to God. This means that each believer is his own priest and has direct access to God’s truth and God’s will for his life through prayer and the Word of God.(Heb. 4:14-16)

T—Two offices within the Church

  • The church has two offices of leadership—pastors, and deacons. Scripture refers to the office of pastor with terms such as elder, bishop, and pastor. It is the responsibility of the pastor to serve the church by leading, teaching, and overseeing the church work. It is the responsibility of the deacons to serve the church family through assisting with care and provision of special needs. (Acts 6:1-7; I Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9; I Peter 5:1-4)

I—Individual soul liberty

  • Every man and woman must choose personally to come to Christ for salvation. No one (including pastors, priest, etc.) can intervene or make the decision for them. (Romans 14:1-8, 12-23)

S—Separation of church and state

  • The state should have no power to intervene in the free expression of religious liberty. (Acts 5:29-31; Romans 13:1-4)

T—Two ordinances

  • The church practices two simple ordinances—baptism and the Lord’s Table (communion). These ordinances have no part in salvation and only serve as pictures of what Christ did for us on the Cross. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-43; Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:1-6; I Cor. 11:23-24)

S—Saved membership only

  • We do not place infants on our membership list. Each member, regardless of age, must give a testimony of salvation. (a conversion experience).
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