Frequently Asked Questions
What denomination are you?
We are a traditional Independent Baptist Church committed to faithful teaching and preaching of the Word of God, using the King James Version. As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this, we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denomination body. There are currently more than 10,000 independent Baptist churches in America and thousands more throughout the world. We are Baptist, then, by conviction rather than affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: the Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. The church should be self-governing. The believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally. God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church – baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. The separation of church and state is biblical. The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation. There are two biblical offices in the church – pastor and deacons. For more detailed information of our beliefs with supporting Scriptures, please refer to our beliefs page.
I’m brand new, what should I expect when I visit?
If you visit us on Sunday morning, you will have the opportunity to attend one of our Sunday school classes. We have a class for the adults, one for the children, and also a nursery class. We will greet you when you walk through the doors and guide you to where you and your family should go.
Our morning worship services have clear, God-honoring music and fervent, practical Bible preaching from our pastor. At the end of every service, there will be an opportunity to respond to the preaching, for we believe God is still speaking through the preaching of His Word. During this time, the pastor and his wife are available to pray with you or answer any questions you might have about receiving Christ as your Savior or for other areas of the Word of God.
We are a church family that cares for one another and prays for each other’s needs. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is something we can pray about for you.
What should I wear?
We are thrilled to have you as part of our service regardless of your personal dress standards. As a church, we believe your dress affects your attitude and therefore we attempt to dress reverently as we come to worship before our holy God. We don’t want to promote a casual, irreverent attitude toward God, but we also abhor a harsh, judgmental spirit. You won’t be judged based on your outfit, but you will see that we try to dress up, not to impress the congregation, but to honor and glorify the true audience – God.
What is the church’s approach to financial giving?
As a visitor, the only thing we ask of you is to place your visitor card in the offering plate as it comes by your seat. We occasionally preach and teach what God’s Word says about Christian stewardship and giving. How you respond to that teaching is a heart issue between you and the Lord. The only times you will be contacted about your giving is either when you request it, or when you receive your annual giving statement summary.
What does the church do to help the needy?
Many lives are touched through the outreach ministries of our church. In addition to this, we try to help those in need. Each need is carefully evaluated and met to the best of our ability.
How do I get involved?
We have several ministries available for our members to participate in. If you are a member and are interested in being involved in an area, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please see our pastor.