• The Bible is the inspired word of God and the authority for our doctrines and practices.

 

  • Salvation is by faith and growing trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

 

  • The beautiful, symbolic ordinance of Believer’s brought together by God, ruled by Christ, with each member using spiritual gifts for the common good.

 

  • The church guides its own life with each member having a vote.

 

  • Religious liberty and the separation of church and state are vital principles for which Baptists have suffered throughout history.

 

  • First Baptist Church is a member of the American Baptist Churches USA, the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region and the Jersey County Ministerial Alliance.

 

  • We are called to a world-wide program of missions and evangelism in obedience to the final command of Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20.