We are the New Testament church: We seek to follow the pattern and example of the New Testament, with no “creed” but Christ; no “name” but the Word of God.
We seek to follow the Biblical pattern in all things: our practices as a church, our conversations, and our daily Christian living. We acknowledge Christ as Lord and seek to obey Him in all things.
We wear the name Christian because it is a unifying name given to followers of Jesus in Scripture (Acts 1:26). The name gives honor and glory to Christ now as it did in the beginning. We are not the only Christians; just “Christians only.”
We Choose Elders (Acts 14:23; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and Deacons (Acts 6:1-7; I Timothy 3:8-15) from among our eligible membership. The group of elders is the leading body of the church. They are responsible for the spiritual guidance of the church and are joined in the church’s work by the deacons and other members of the church board.
We baptize believers by Jesus’ command for the remission of sins and the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, just as on the day the church began (Acts 2:36-39). Our baptisms are by immersion in the likeness of the burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 6:2-6).