Central Baptist Church Core Beliefs
1. The one, true living God is creator ans sustainer of all things, and exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. Jesus is the fully human and fully divine Son of God. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died to atone for sin and reconcile humanity with God and one another. Christ rose from the grave, ascended into heaven, will return to earth, will judge the world, and will establish his kingdom, fulfilling the promises made by God through the prophets.
3. Humanity is broken by sin, but salvation is available through faith in Jesus Christ. Because of sin, we are alienated from God and other people, and as sinful beings we face judgment and eternal punishment in hell. However, redemption, reconciliation, salvation and eternal life with God are available as a gracious gift from God that cannot be earned, but is granted only through repentance before God and faith in Jesus Christ.
4. The church is the community of redeemed people. As a worshiping community we are transformed and empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to share ghte good news of Jesus Christ, demonstrating love for God and love for people.
5. The Bible is the true word of God. The Bible is God’s written self-revelation to humanity, was communicated without error through divinely-inspired human beings, and the church’s sole written authority for faith and practice.
6. Believers are instructed to observe the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both ordinances are living symbols of our Christian faith, acts of obedience, and means to proclaim the gospel.
Central Baptist Church Core Values
“Why do we do what we do?”
- Following Jesus in a personal relationship
- Forgiving of others as Jesus forgives us
- Reconciliation with God and others
- Servant Leadership
- Unconditional Love
- Personal and Congregational Worship
- Proclaiming the Word
- Bible Study
- Missions and Evangelism
- Serving God by serving others
- Sharing Christ in word and action, locally and globally
- Every member a minister/servant
- Christian Community, a Family of Faith
- Supporting Christian Families
- Unity without uniformity
- Loving one another unconditionally
- Nurturing others
- Equality of all believers
- Baptist Identity
- Priesthood of believers
- Autonomy of the local church
- Congregational governance
- Believer’s baptism by immersion
- Separation of Church and State
And in all things, acting in Faith, Hope and Love