What We Believe

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Soul Freedom – We believe in the priesthood of all believers. We affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.

Bible Freedom
We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, is central to the life of the individual and the church. We affirm the freedom and right of every Christian to interpret and apply scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Church Freedom
We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We believe Baptist Churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger Body of Christ.

Religious Freedom
We believe in freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. We support the separation of church and state.

What we believe about Christ
We believe that Christ was born of a Virgin, lived among humans on earth, died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins,and rose again on the third day defeating death and the grave. We believe by faith in Christ every individual can be saved.

Who we associate with
On the local level, we work with the Lynchburg Baptist Association.  At the state level we are members of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.  Nationally we are associated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.