Entrance into the body of Christ comes through adoption granted by God to the believer upon faithful obedience to God’s covenant of salvation.
God’s covenant of salvation consists of belief in Jesus as Christ, repentance of sin, public confession of Jesus as Christ, baptism (by immersion) in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of sin.
The priesthood of all saints as ‘Salt & Light’ in this world (Matthew 3:13-16) and their accountability to the Great Commission expressed in Matthew 28:18-20.
A true shepherd knows his sheep by name, and compassionately cares for their needs.
In the autonomy of the local congregation, with Heaven our only headquarter, and Christ our only Head.
The virgin birth of Christ, His physical atoning death at Calvary, and His physical resurrection to eternal life.
(Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, )
The Church is accountable to fulfill the great commission of Christ through local evangelism as well as support and participation in world-wide missionary efforts.
The Church must follow the model of Christ by actively seeking the lost, not employing the idea of waiting for the “seekers” to come to them. Christians are ambassadors, not stationary guards at a post.
(2 Corinthians 5:20)
The Lord’s Supper is to be observed each Lord’s Day, as modeled by the Apostles and the 1st Century Church in the New Testament, and should hold a prominent place in the assembly.
(Acts 2:42, 20:7)
The assembly of believers should include edification of one another, Scripture reading and instruction, prayer, joyful presentation of tithes, gifts and offerings to God, prayerful observance of the Lord’s Supper, singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
(Hebrews 10:25, Colosians 3:16)
The Church is the body of believers, not a building.