What We Believe
19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age - Matthew 28:19-20
We are a local body of believers who strive to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and observe His Holy Ordinances. We seek to join Him in His work by following the Great Commission (listed above).
Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour,
And on the profession of our faith, having been baptized (by full immersion) in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,
We do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love: to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort;
To promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children: to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances:
To walk circumspectly (cautious, wary, careful, chary, guarded) in the world: to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment (behavior or manners);
To avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
To abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love;
To remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;
To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
In addition to our Church Covenant, we adhere to the beliefs detailed in the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message (click below)
We are members of the Edgefield Baptist Association (local), the South Carolina Baptist Convention (state), as well as the Southern Baptist Convention (national).
Links to each of these entities are on the right of this section.