B iblical Authority
The Bible is the final authority for faith and practice.
A utomomy of the Local Church
The local church is entirely independent of every other church or of any
denominational hierarchy, being sovereign in all matters pertaining to its function
as a church.
P riesthood of the Believer
Every believer is a priest and has direct access to God.
T wo Ordinances
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances ordained by Christ,
observed by the churches of Acts, and set forth as symbols of the death, burial, and
resurrection of the Saviour.
I ndividual Soul Liberty
Every Christian has the right to interpret the Scripture and worship God as
he feels the Bible teaches.
S eparation of Church and State
The ideal relationship is a free and independent church within a free and
T wo Officers
Pastor and Deacon are the two recognized offices today. The terms Pastor,
Bishop, and Elder refer to the same office and are used interchangeably
(Acts 20:17; Titus 1:5-7; 1 Peter 5:12)
S aved Church Membership
The membership of the local church must be comprised of only those who have
openly confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.