The Heart of Our Faith
Centered in Christ... Welcoming of All.

 As Christians of the American Baptist Tradition:

 We worship
the Triune God as revealed in the Bible,
who is eternally One-in-Three persons: 
Father, Incarnate Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
We proclaim
the Good News of Jesus Christ:
Crucified, Risen, and Coming Again!
 
We acknowledge
that Grace is not ours to earn. 
Rather it remains a gift from God alone.
A gift which insures us the Life Eternal,
strength for today and hope for tomorrow!
 
We regard
the Bible as the divinely inspired Word of God...
A record of God's relationship with humankind...
And a unique revelation of God's will
for the world and its people.
 
Moreover, we believe the Old and New Testaments
should be interpreted responsibly,
under the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
and within the community of faith.
 
We affirm
that God is sovereign over all and that this sovereignty
is expressed and realized through
the life and ministry of Jesus Christ,
who we joyously confess as Savior and Lord.
 
We honor
the whole of the Christian Church,
striving to respect the practices of other denominations,
while proclaiming the blessed joy we experience
in the unified Body of Christ!
 
We believe
that God has called us forth to such an hour as this…
An hour rich with possibilities…
An hour of great challenge…
An hour in which to learn, to love, and to serve
all of God’s children, around the world
and right here in Lakewood!