We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to a man and that it is the only sufficient authority as the rule of doctrine and practice.
We believe in a regenerated church membership and that the conversion experience is a prerequisite to church membership.
In the New Testament the candidate was taken to the water, not the water brought to the candidate; the candidate was placed in the water, not the water put on the candidate; so we believe in immersion only as answering Christ’s command of baptism and symbolizing the heart of the gospel message- -death, burial, resurrection.
We believe in the New Testament order of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the right of each member of the church to a vote in its government, plans, and the discipline. A Baptist church is a democracy at work under the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
We believe in the freedom of the individual conscience; in the voluntary principle, not the coercive principle, in religion.