What We Believe
We are a biblical church - our authority is God's Word and our preaching is based on God's Word
We are a baptist church
1) We believe in the verbal inspiration of Scripture
2) We believe in believer's baptism by immersion
3) We believe in the priesthood of the believer
4) We believe in the autonomy of the local church
5) We believe in the separation of church and state
6) We believe in a regenerate church membership
We are an independent church - we are not affiliated with any denominational hierarchy
We are a missions-focused church - we believe God gave the church the responsibility to send God-called missionaries to carry the gospel to the world.
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
We believe in the "Blessed Hope"- the personal, imminent, premillenial, and pre-tribulational coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent pre-millenial return to earth, with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, co-equal with the Father and the Son and of the same substance and nature; that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth, and that it is a privilege and duty of all believers to be filled or controlled by the Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is possible only through the substitutionary and vicarious death of Christ for man.
We believe that faith in the finished work of Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin and this salvation is wholly of grace.
We believe that every person, immediately upon acceptance of Christ as his personal Savior, receives the gift of eternal life, and is made at once a child of God.
We believe that while salvation is not of works, it is unto good works; they result as the believer lives his life under the control of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy and its organizations, from all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God; that believers should not belong to any organizations that are bound by unchristian oaths, and are on record as being opposed to making Christ pre-eminent and not allowing Him to be made pre-eminent in its rituals, prayers, and affairs.
We believe that the local church is a congregation of believers, baptized by immersion upon a credible confession of faith, and associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; by observing the ordinances of the church; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in it by His Word; that its officers are pastors (also called bishops and elders in the Bible) and deacons; that it has the absolute right of self-government, directed by the Holy Spirit, and it is answerable only to Christ; and that in all matters of membership policy, government, discipline, association, and benevolence the will of the local church is final.
We believe that the local church has two ordinances committed to it to observe: baptism and the communion of the Lord's Table. We believe that scriptural baptism is the immersion of the believer in water; that it is a testimony of the believer's identification by faith with Christ in His death and resurrection as our substitute.
We believe that the communion of the Lord's Table is the partaking of the bread and the cup by believers in remembrance of the death of Christ in our behalf; that it is to be observed until He comes; that it is to be preceded by baptism and on each occasion of observance by thoughtful self-examination.
Sunday School ................ 9:30 am
Sunday Worship............. 10:30am
Sunday Evening .............. 6:00pm
Wednesday Evening ........ 7:00pm
Located 3/4 mile E of US 31 on Tracy Rd.
1340 E. Tracy Rd.
Whiteland, In 46184