Beliefs

Our Vision

Berean Baptist Church exists to see our lives, our community and our world transformed by the power of the gospel.

We believe that the gospel changes everything. With Jesus Christ as our foundation and anchor in life, we have an eternal hope that transforms how we live now. That's why, at Berean, we preach the message of Jesus Christ boldly and help people live out the gospel in every area of life. We gather for worship, grow in God's Word, give to the work, and go into the world.

 

Gather for Worship

We join together regularly at our campuses where the gospel is proclaimed through the word and enjoyed through worship. Since we are a multisite church, we bring all worshipers together each quarter for Faith Family Celebrations. We praise God for what he is doing in the life of Berean through testimonies, baptisms, child dedications and ministry updates.

Grow in the Word

Whether you are new to faith in Jesus or you have believed in him for a long time, we want you to grow in knowledge and your ability to live a transformed life. Berean will energize, enrich and equip you for your faith journey by connecting you with people and opportunities.

Give to the Work

Giving our money, time and resources connects us to ministry that's happening on Berean's campuses. Giving also unites us in our calling to see people transformed by the power of the gospel.

Go to the World

We bring the gospel to the world through local and global outreach. Locally Berean serves as a bridge that connects our faith family with local community needs. Globally we share the good news by training and sending teams to assist mission partners around the world. We also fund key international missionaries and projects.

Statement of Faith

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Psalm 119:89; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:21

The Trinity

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; these are equal in every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 28:19; John 5:18; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 1:20; Philippians 2:6

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, the creator of heaven and earth, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe he concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, he hears and answers prayer, and he saves from sin and eternal death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:1; Matthew 6:9-13; John 3:16, 4:24, 5:26, 17:11, 25; Romans 8:33

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for his people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 3:16, 11:25; Acts 1:3, 9, 16:31; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5; Revelation 1:7

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that he is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

John 14:17, 16:8, Acts 5:1-4; Romans 8:1-17, 15:16, I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Titus 3:5; I John 2:27.

Man

We believe that all people are created by God in his image, to glorify him forever. Because the first couple, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God's command when tested, they and all people since are alienated from God and are sinners by nature and by choice. Because God is holy and cannot tolerate sin, all people are under condemnation and unable to save themselves.

Genesis 1:26, Psalm 50:15, Matthew 5:16, Romans 3:23, 15:6, Revelation 4:11.

Salvation

We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified to bear our condemnation and that "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." By so doing we are freed from condemnation and given eternal life. 

Romans 10:9, John 1:12, 3:8, 6:40, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9, Isaiah 53:5-6, 1 Peter 2:24, II Peter 3:9.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body composed of all regenerated believers of whatever race or nation. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship.

Matthew 28:17-20, Acts 2:41-42, I Corinthians 12:12-31.

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others, the full stature of maturity in Christ.

I Corinthians 2:14-3:3, Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 5:1-33.

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ to commemorate his substitutionary and atoning death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 8:26-40, Romans 6:3-5, I Corinthians 11:17-34.

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of his kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.

John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:11-15.

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.

Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. The Church may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

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