American Baptist Traditions
We are a member of the American Baptist Churches which means that we are related to other congregations who share our philosophy. We believe the following:
* Faith must be personal.
* Believer's Baptism by Immersion
Baptism follows a profession of faith. We dedicate, but do not baptize children.
* Priesthood of All Believers
We have no person in authority over us and all serve each other.
A major priority for us from childhood through out life.
* Authority of the Bible
We interpret the Scripture by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it is our only authority.
* Freedom of Conscience
We encourage throughtful dissent and the freedom to disagree.
* Primacy of the Local Church
There is no authority greater. We have a theology of pure democracy achieved through prayer, discussion, and the vote.
Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
* Religious Liberty
We champion the practices of others.
* Separation of Church and State
It is essential.