What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Values

Expository Preaching

We are committed to expositionally preaching the whole counsel of God. You will find that the messages of our sermons are dictated by the meaning of the text of Scripture. We believe that the Spirit of God uses the faithful preaching of the Word of God to build up the people of God.


"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12

Christ-exalting worship

We desire for Christ to be exalted in our worship through song. We believe it is best that we sing to the Lord together as a congregation (Eph. 5:19). The dividing line is not whether a song is "traditional" or "contemporary," but whether or not it exalts Christ.
"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!"
- Psalm 95:1

Intentional Community

We believe that it is right for God's people live in intentional covenant community with one another. To worship, serve, and pursue holiness in the context of the local church is Christ's desire for His people.
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
- Hebrews 10:24-25

Living on Mission

We desire that Christ be made known to all peoples everywhere. Therefore, we equip BBC members to be bold witnesses of Christ to their neighbors. We also raise up and send out missionaries to carry the gospel of Christ to the nations.
"For the earth will be filled
    with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea."
- Habakkuk 2:14

Core Beliefs

THE BIBLE

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author and salvation for its end. It is truth without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.


God

There is one eternally existing God who subsists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and always accomplishes His will.


Jesus

God the Son is co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. At the incarnation, God the Son took upon himself a human nature like us in every respect save sin. From eternity, he is truly God. Since the incarnation, he is also truly man. His human nature and divine nature are together in the one person, God the Son. Jesus Christ ought to be acknowledged in two natures without mixture or confusion, separation or division, so that the particular distinctions of the two natures is not taken away by their union.


The holy spirit 

The Holy Spirit subsists in the same divine essence as the Father and the Son. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory. As the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the agent of creation, inspiration, and regeneration. He unites believers to Christ. He sanctifies and indwells them unto glory. He guides and equips them in the church’s mission and ministry. He is to be worshiped and glorified together with the Father and the Son.


Mankind

Mankind, male and female, was created by God as a special creation in his own image and for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created good and without sin, representing God as the caretakers of His creation.


The fall

When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation since that time.


The work of christ

It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; the head and savior of the church; the heir of all things; and the judge of the world. Christ offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of his people by dying on the cross. On the third day, he rose from the dead to demonstrate his power over sin, death, and Satan. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return to reign on the renewed earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


The gospel 

The gospel is the good news that proclaims how sinful man can be reconciled to the holy God through his perfect and righteous son, Jesus Christ. The substitutionary atoning death of Christ was the propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases his holy wrath. It also demonstrates his tremendous love and shows his amazing grace.
The gospel is revealed through the calling of the word of God for all mankind to repent of their sin and believe in Christ. Those who trust in Christ for salvation not only have their sin atoned for but also possess all the spiritual blessings in Christ: his righteousness is imputed to them; they are adopted as God’s children; indwelt by the Holy Spirit; and have the promise of eternal life in a resurrected body.


The church 

The church is the redeemed people of God. They have been predestined, called, justified, sanctified, and will be glorified. All persons throughout the world who express genuine faith in the gospel and obedience unto God, are and may be called visible saints. Together, with the saints in Heaven, they constitute the invisible church, the bride of Christ that will be one, holy people, made perfect forever, and will dwell with God in the new heavens and new earth.


Resurrection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead, to usher in the fullness of God's Kingdom on earth, to renew all creation, and to provide His people with resurrected bodies to dwell in His glorious presence for all eternity. 
As a Southern Baptist church, we affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000:

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