There are many foundational beliefs that we believe to be important. But the following point out some specific points of emphasis that distinguish this church from many other Christian churches.
The Gospel is the most important thing we have. It is the good news of Jesus saving sinners apart from their own righteousness. All people are rebellious against God. All people are under his just condemnation. We deserve punishment. We deserve his anger. We deserve his wrath. But God is merciful. That means he doesn't punish the guilty. Instead, he lavishes us with his grace. This is possible because Jesus took the punishment, anger, and wrath of God upon himself in our place. The Gospel is the good news that our sin has been forgiven through the cross and God's grace has been extended to us though our faith.
The Gospel controls our actions and our motivations. We aren't interested in the next big thing. We just want people to understand the Gospel. Everything we do as a church is to make the Gospel clear.
We believe that the church is called to be more than a "city on a hill." We are called to a mission. This mission is greater than our church or our lives. This mission is worth sacrificing everything for. We will not accept that only some believers "do" the work of Christianity. This doesn't fit what we see in the New Testament and it is not going to mesh with what we are doing as a church.
We believe baptism is a very important part of our obedience to Christ. We do not believe that baptism saves. We believe that the outward declaration of faith from a new believer is most biblically expressed by baptism. Baptism symbolizes the death burial and resurrection of the believer with Christ and, therefore, is best portrayed through immersion (rather than sprinkling).
We give through the Cooperative Program to the missions purposes of the Southern Baptist Convention.