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Biblical Authority

We believe that the Bible is the only and the sufficient authority for what to believe and what to practice.  (2 Timothy 3:16)

Autonomy of the Local Church

Each local church is sovereign in itself and cannot be controlled by any board, hierarchical system or another church.   (1 Corinthians 5)

Priesthood of Believers

Every "born again" believer may pray directly to God through Jesus Christ, our High Priest, without a human intercessor. (1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:5-6; Hebrews 4:15-16)

Two Ordinances (Baptism and The Lord's Table)

Believer's baptism is for identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Lord's Table is a memorial service involving worship, fellowship and self examination. The elements of the service (bread and cup) are only symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. (Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)                                                                                             

Individual Soul Liberty

Every man has the right to interpret the Scriptures, to hold and to profess and to worship as he believes the Bible teaches. These things are not to be forced upon any man. (1 John 2:27)

Saved Church Membership

The membership of a New Testament local church consists of only those who have openly confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and demonstrated a willingness to obey the teachings of the Bible and agree to the doctrine and standards of the local church. (Acts 2:42,47)

Two Offices (Pastor and Deacons)

The offices of pastor and deacon are the only Biblical offices recognized in the local church. Both are chosen by the congregation. Other extra-biblical church offices are necessary but must not be equated with these two.(Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-13)

Separation of Church and State

Every believer should respect, sustain and obey civil authority so long as it does not cause violation to conscience or Scriptural convictions.There should be no organic union of church and state, but the state should protect, not dominate or interfere with, the affairs of the church. (Matthew 22:21)