Frequently Asked Questions

Are you part of a denomination?

  • We currently are an independent, non-denominational church, but we are in the process of joining the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as a church plant. It has always been important to us as a church to remain locally autonomous and the SBC gives us the ability to remain completely autonomous while being a part of a network of like-minded, Bible-believing churches. This means that while we've been an independent, non-denominational church, we hope to be members of the Southern Baptist Convention by January 1st, 2023.

What ​translation of the Bible do you use?

  • As a church, our official position is that while we believe that the Bible is completely inspired by God and has no error, we do recognize that the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture applies to the manuscripts, but not necessarily any one translation. Thus, Scripture is completely inerrant, but translations of Scripture can err. As such, we recommend the use of multiple good English translations rather than only one translation. In services, our primary teaching and preaching translation is the English Standard Version (ESV), but we will occasionally also use the New American Standard Bible (NASB), New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), and King James Version (KJV).

What is the musical worship like?

  • We utilize a blend of both ancient and modern hymns that are doctrinally sound, theologically conservative, and easy to sing. We are intentional in only utilizing songs that are biblical, that fit the sermon for the day, and are easy for everyone to join in with. We're led by a worship team that we're always looking to add to. If you have any interest in joining, please don't hesitate to ask.

What is your position concerning sign gifts (e.g., speaking in tongues, miraculous healings, etc.)

  • As a church, we believe and teach a cessationism position concerning spiritual gifts.

    • Cessationism teaches that there were two kinds of spiritual gifts given to the early church. Miraculous gifts (speaking in tongues, miraculous healings, signs, and miracles) were utilized temporarily in the apostolic era for the purpose of confirming the authenticity of God's message through the apostles (Hebrews 2:3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12); and ministering/equipping gifts (teaching, preaching, serving, encouraging, giving, leadership, mercy, words of wisdom and knowledge, faith, and helps) were given to equip believers for edifying one another.​

    • Because the miraculous gifts were utilized for confirming the authenticity of God's message, they ceased being utilized at the completion of the New Testament (Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 Corinthians 13:8-12). The only spiritual gifts in operation today are non-revelatory equipping gifts given for edification (Romans 12:6-8). While God does still heal the sick, suffering, and afflicted, no one today possesses the gift of healing. (Luke 18:1-6; John 5:7-9; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10; James 5:13-16; 1 John 5:14-15).