What We Believe
Service Times: 9:30am
2639 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38114

What We Believe

We believe the Holy Bible to be inspired Word of God. We accept the New Testament as our all sufficient guide for rule and practice. We are a church of baptized believers of the Lord Jesus Christ committed to the mission of carrying the gospel of salvation to all humankind. We accept baptism and the Lord’s Supper as ordinances of the Church. We accept these Articles of Faith as prescribed by Baptist Churches.

CHURCH COVENANT - Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, 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. Therefore, we engaged by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine and to contribute cheerfully and regularly as God has prospered us towards its expenses for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us and the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit. If we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the Word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world and to be kind and just to those in our employ and faithful in the service we promise others, endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and command our holy faith.

We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other’s reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’s joy, and with tender sympathy bear one another’s burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Savior in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.