Principles of Congregationalism

Christ is the sole head of the church Christ-ruled and Christ-centered fellowship

The “gathered” church Each congregation is a covenant community gathered by God. Christ is in our midst guiding our thoughts and actions by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Independence and autonomy of each local church

Church is gathered around Word (Scripture) and Sacrament Where the Word is faithfully proclaimed and taught and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are rightly administered.

All members are “ministers” We are all “priests unto God” and are part of the “priesthood of all believers”. Each of us has a ministry in our daily lives and in the life of the church.

What We Believe

The following statement of principles, therefore, is not a test but an expression of the spirit in which the church interprets the Word of God. We adopt the following principles as expressions of our faith and doctrinal attitude:

To God be all blessing and honor, all glory and power.