STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that there is but one God, Creator, Preserver and Ruler of all things, who is perfect in holiness and in love, and who exists as three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and that He is true God and true man and is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not by works. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God. We believe in the eternal security of the believer. We believe the Bible is God’s inerrant Word and blueprint for our lives; that it is timeless and absolute.
We believe that the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is symbolic of Christ’s broken body and shed blood and is open to all who believe. We celebrate communion in remembrance of His sacrifice for us and in anticipation of His return.
We believe we are saved by the grace of God. Baptism is a public profession of our faith as demonstrated by the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christ is now and always will be the head of our church, and in all things we seek his counsel and will through prayer and the reading of His inerrant Word. The purpose of this church shall be the advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It shall seek to attain this end through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor, Christian education and ecumenical sharing.
The church’s government is vested in the body which comprises its membership, but because its parish is world-wide, it recognizes its obligations and privileges to cooperate with other religious bodies having the same Biblical principals.
It is therefore affiliated with the American Baptist churches of Rhode Island, the American Baptist Churches USA, the Rhode Island Council of Churches, Attleboro Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
We respond to Christ’s call to “make disciples of all nations” through efforts of our missionaries in partnership with others, ministries of evangelism, healing education and development to make Christ’ love known across the world.