What We Believe

Our Core Values

Here at Trinity Baptist Church,
Jesus is Central
Community is Family
Worship is a Lifestyle
Service is our Response

We are a community centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ that connects people to God and one another.

What is the Gospel?

We believe that God has graciously revealed Himself to us through His creation and through Scripture. In Scripture we see that God created all things and made man to live in fellowship with Him. But man sinfully rebelled and sought to live according to his own ways. This same sinful rebellion against God is in every one of us, by birth and by choice. Therefore all of us stand condemned before God. But God, being rich in mercy, loved us even in our rebellion. He sent Jesus into our fallen world to reclaim what was lost.

We believe that Jesus was fully God and fully man. We believe that He lived the life we should have lived, and then died the death that we deserved. He died on a cross and was raised to life by God the Father three days later. We believe that all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord will receive the gift of life: life in restored fellowship with God now, and eternal life with God when we die.
“But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, he saved us--not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy--through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. He poured out his Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)

Lifestyle Statements

The Bible as our sole authority

Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when we are faced with a decision is, “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe. (2 Timothy 3:15)

Autonomy of each local church

Christ is the recognized head of our church, not a person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control. In relating to our “daughter churches” we sponsor, we encourage each congregation to determine its own strategy, structure, and style. (Colossians 1:18)

Priesthood of every believer

The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his/her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6)


At Trinity Baptist Church, we practice tithing for support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving. (Leviticus 26:30)


We practice baptism by immersion under water - the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands. (Colossians 2:12)

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus at the time of his final meal with his disciples. The bread and the cup point to his broken body and shed blood and are symbols of the New Covenant in Christ. We observe the Lord’s Supper as a reminder to the sacrifice that Jesus paid on the cross so that we could have salvation. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is to be observed by professing followers of Jesus. (Luke 22:17-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Spirit-led Living

We believe the only way to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right. (Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5)


It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the good news with those God brings us into contact with. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church. (1 Peter 3:15)


Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. (Genesis 1:26-28 , Genesis 2:15-25, Colossians 3:18-20) (Adapted from the Baptist Faith and Message: Family)


Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle examples and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents. (Exodus 20:12, Colossians 3:21, Deuteronomy 6:4-9) (Adapted from the Baptist Faith and Message: Family)

Gender & Sexuality

God made humanity in his image as both male and female, which reflects the harmony and relationship of the Trinity, supplies the foundation for the different roles and responsibilities of men and women, was reaffirmed in the life of Jesus Christ, and cannot be reinvented or dissolved by new cultural standards. (Genesis 1:26-28) (Adapted from the Gospel Coalition: Humanity as male & female)

Sanctity of Life

In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. (Micah 6:8, Psalm 139:13-16) (Adapted from the Baptist Faith and Message: The Christian and The Social Order)

Trinity Baptist Church aligns with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 serves as our statement of faith. Our statement of faith is a summary of the biblical doctrines that unite us as an evangelical Christian, congregational, and Baptist church. For any additional information about the beliefs of the baptist faith and message, click here.