What We Believe!

The ultimate authority in all matters of faith, order, and morals is and must be the Bible alone. However, The London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 is an excellent summary of “the things most surely believed among us” and we find it to be an assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness. Our church has a constitution that can be found here.

In addition we also accept the Abstract of Principles the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and the Cambridge Declaration (see links below) as further and supplemental expressions of our faith and practice.

  • London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 Our church subscribes to this historic Baptist confession. A great and time tested summary of Bible doctrine.
  • Abstract of Principles This is the original charter of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was adopted in 1858.
  • Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy – 1978 The 1689 London Baptist Confession did not address biblical inerrancy since at that time nearly everyone accepted the inerrant view of scripture. Sadly in our time many churches have lost this conviction therefore we felt it wise to add this statement as a supplement to our accepted faith and practice.
  • Cambridge Declaration In the course of history words change. In our day this has happened to the word “evangelical.” In the past it served as a bond of unity between Christians from a wide diversity of church traditions. Historic evangelicalism was confessional. It embraced the essential truths of Christianity as those were defined by the great ecumenical councils of the church. In addition, evangelicals also shared a common heritage in the “solas” of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. Today the light of the Reformation has been significantly dimmed. This Declaration is an attempt to assert anew our commitment to the central truths of the Reformation and of historic evangelicalism.

Trinity Reformed Baptist Church Distinctives:

  • Defined by the Bible We are committed to being defined by the Bible Alone
  • Biblical Theology We seek to derive our theology strictly from the Bible, and we believe that such a theology is thoroughly God-centered and man humbling. Such a theology is in line with that recovered by the great Reformers of the 16th century, preached by the Puritans, and summarized by the 1689 London Baptist Confession.
  • Biblical Preaching We are committed to preaching which is pervasively biblical, unashamedly doctrinal, intensely pastoral, and unmistakably Christ-centered.
  • Biblical Church Growth We are committed to developing spiritually mature disciples who know the Word, live the Word, and spread the Word. Such disciples are only developed through strong biblical teaching and loving accountability.
  • Biblical Worship We are committed to God-centered worship, which is marked by simplicity and passion, composed of expository and doctrinal preaching, public reading of the Scriptures, prayer, the sacraments, and singing. see Regulative Principle Concerning Corporate Worship
  • Biblical Families We are committed to developing godly families by intentionally training men to lead their families in the ways of the Lord and by avoiding a multiplicity of church programs that either by structure or time constraints tend to keep families apart.
  • Biblical Leadership We are led by a group of godly men (known biblically as elders) who are chosen by a spiritually mature congregation and are accountable to such.
  • Biblical Evangelism We are committed to an evangelistic approach that proclaims the biblical gospel of repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which relies on God to regenerate and convert the sinner not shallow salesmanship or psychological manipulation. We realize that such unbiblical (manipulative) approaches may result in numerical success but not necessarily in true Holy Spirit regenerated converts.