The Bible is our only rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16).
Autonomy of the Local Church
We are a self-governing, self-supporting, self-propagating local church (I Corinthians 6:1-4; I Timothy 3:15).
Priesthood of the Believer
Every born-again believer has personal access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Two Church Officers
The Pastor and the Deacons are servant leaders in the local, visible congregation of believers (I Timothy 3:1-13). The Bible does charge the Pastor with the administrative oversight of the congregation, but he is not to lord it over his fellow believers within the congregation (I Peter 5:1-4). Deacons are servants primarily to the physical needs and concerns of the congregation (Acts 6:1-7).
Individual Soul Responsibility
Every born-again believer is responsible before God for the choices he makes, but this does not override the institutional government of a local church to which an individual willingly submitted himself when he became a member of that local church (Romans 14:1-12).
Saved Church Membership
A credible profession of the new birth experience must proceed membership in a New Testament local church (Acts 2:41, 47).
Two Church Ordinances
Baptism by Immersion (Acts 2:41; 8:36-39) and the Lord’s Table (I Corinthians 11:20-30) are the ordinances of this church. These are symbolic in nature, not sacramental.
By this we mean the personal separation of the individual Christian from a love for the world in those areas where it is at enmity with our Heavenly Father (I John 2:15-17), ecclesiastical separation from all churches and ministries which proclaim or represent positions and dispositions which are contrary to the teaching of Scripture and the character of God (I Timothy 6:3-5).