This We Believe
                        PREFACE

This booklet is not to be construed as a constitution or a governing authority for Light House Baptist Church,
a New Testament Church.  The Word of God (AV1611) is the pure, infallible, inerrant constitution for the
body of Christ.  These Articles of Faith are the interpretation we hold of the Bible doctrines.  These articles
are not comprehensive nor an exhaustive listing of the doctrines the Lord has given us in His Word.  They
are not infallible though they reflect our understanding of the infallible Book.        What we present in this
booklet is a summary of what we believe as a church congregate.  Christ is the Head of Light House Baptist
Church and leads this body by His Holy Spirit through His Holy Word taught by His pastor.  Any of these
articles may be amended or added to as the Lord gives us deeper discernment of a doctrine.
We believe Ephesians 4, 5, and 6 present the ideal behavior for the Christian life.  Therefore, we as
members of Light House Baptist Church do accept this distinctive portion of scripture as our covenant with
one another and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

                 ARTICLES OF FAITH
I.  The Scriptures
We believe the scriptures consist of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament.  We believe they are
verbally inspired, and inerrant in their entirety.  We believe the King James 1611 Bible is the Word of God
preserved, unbroken, and passed down to us today.   Matt. 5:18; II Timothy 3:16; John 10:35; II Peter 1:20,
21; Psalms 119:89; Deut. 4:2; Prov. 30:6; Rev. 22:18,19

II.  The Godhead
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three personages: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-
eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and
perfections.   Deut. 6:4; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; II Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19; Rev. 1:8

III.  The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh; that he is the eternal Son of God, only
begotten of the Father.  That he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  That he
manifests to mankind his deity through His sinless character, His miracles, His influence, and His power to
forgive sins and transform men.   John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35; John 5:19-23; John 14:9; Rom. 9:5; Acts 13:33;
John 20:30-31; Heb. 4:15; II Cor. 5:17

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a
substitutionary sacrifice for our sins; and that our salvation is made sure by his literal physical resurrection
from the dead.   Rom. 3:25; I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; Rom. 5:1,2

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now at the right hand of God the Father
where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of our representative, intercessor, and advocate.   Acts 1:9,
10; Heb. 9:24; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:19-23; 2:5-6; I John 2:1,2

We believe in the personal, imminent, pre-millennial and pre-tribulational coming of the Lord Jesus Christ
for His Bride, all saved of this age; and in his subsequent return to earth, with His saints, to establish a literal
thousand year reign of peace.   I Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6; I Thess. 1:10; 5:9

IV.  The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Personage, equal with the Father and Son and of the same
substance and nature; that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is
the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and
sealing them unto the day of redemption.   John 16:7-11; I Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13-14; Titus 3:5;
Rom. 6:3

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine teacher who guides believers into all truth; and that it is the
privilege and duty of all believers to be filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit.   I Cor. 3:16; John 16:13; I
John 2:20, 27; Eph. 5:18-19; John 14:16, 17; 15:26
We believe the Holy Spirit is not the author of confusion and therefore, the tongues movement in the latter
days of this church age is not of God;  that the Holy Spirit gives gifts unto believers to edify the Body of
Christ, however, certain sign gifts of the infant church have passed away with the apostles.   1 Cor. 14:33; 13:
10; 12:4-11; Rom. 12:8; Eph. 4:10-14

V.  Heaven and Hell
We believe that Heaven and Hell are real, literal, physical places.  Heaven is a place of eternal bliss and
fellowship with our Savior Jesus Christ and the saints of God.  We believe that all saved will dwell in Heaven
in glorified bodies where there will be no sickness, nor sorrow, nor pain or suffering.
We believe Hell is a place of eternal punishment and torment of the lost and separation from God.  We
believe the Devil,  his angels and all unsaved will be judged and thereafter eternally inhabit the lake of
fire.   John 14:2-3; Isa. 38:14-17; Rev. 10:6; II Cor. 5:1, I Peter 3:22; Rev. 7:16, 17; 21:3-6; Matt. 13:41-42;
Luke 16:23; II Thess. 1:8, 9; Matt. 25:41-46; Rev. 20:15; 14:10; Matt. 3:12

VI.  Satan
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, blinding the minds of them which believe not, that he is
the open and declared enemy of God and man, the prince of the power of darkness.

We believe that Satan was once a holy angel which enjoyed heavenly honor, but through pride and
ambition to be as God, fell and drew after him a host of angels.  Satan is the author of all false religion, the
chief power of the present: apostasy, and the prince of the power of darkness, destined to final defeat at the
hands of Christ and to the eternal judgment of the lake of Fire, a place prepared for him and his angels.   
Matt. 4:1-11; Job 1:6, 7: Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 25:41; II Cor. 4:3-4; Ezek. 28:14-17; Rev. 20:1-3, 10


VII.  Salvation
We believe that salvation is possible only through the substitutionary death of Christ for man.   Gal. 1:4; II
Cor. 5:21; I Peter 2:24; 3:18; Isa. 53:4-6; Heb. 9:28
We believe that faith in the finished work of Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin and this
salvation is wholly of grace; that no works, however good, makes that salvation more secure.   Acts 16:31;
Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Rom 10:9-13; Gal. 3:1-3 & 5:1-6
We believe that every person, immediately upon acceptance of Christ as his personal Savior, receives that
free gift of eternal life, and is made at once a child of God by the operation of the Holy Spirit; as such, a
special divine providence watches over his welfare so that he is kept in a state of grace until it is succeeded
by a state of glory.   John 10:28, 29; 1:12; 3:5-7; I John 5:10-13; I Peter 1:5; Rom..8:28-29; Eph. 1:13, 14

VIII.  Man's Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal bliss, and the unsaved to eternal
damnation.   Matt. 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25, 26; Rev. 20:5, 6, 12, 13
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death absent from the body and present with the Lord,
where in conscious awareness, fellowship and joy, they await the first resurrection, wherein the spirit and
soul, are clothed upon with the glorified body to dwell forever with the Lord.   Lu 23:43; Rev. 20:4-6; II Cor. 5:
8; Phil. 1:23; I Thess. 4:16, 17
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery in hell until the second
resurrection, when, with soul and body united they shall appear before the Great White Throne Judgment
without excuse, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting
conscious punishment  Luke 16:19-26; Matt. 25:41-46; II Thess. 1:7,9; Jude v. 6,7; Mark 9:43-48; Romans 1:
20; 3:19; Rev. 20:11-15.

IX.  Eternal Security.
We believe in the eternal security of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  When a person is born again, he
has everlasting life which never ends, cannot be taken away, will never be forfeited.  He becomes a child of
God through the spiritual birth and cannot be unborn again, but is kept by the power of God unto the
redemption of his whole body, soul, and spirit on that glorious day. John 10:27-30; 5:24; I Peter 1:5; Eph.1:
13-14; 4:30; Rom. 8:35-39.

X.  Depravity of Man.
Man is wicked, corrupt, and all under sin in an unregenerate condition.  Man, without God, seeks his own
will, reckons all things in relation to his own self, and There is none righteous, no, not one:   Man's heart is
deceitful and desperately wicked.  So all men are conceived in sin and born depraved, sinful, and corrupt.
God extends grace to children, though they are in a sinful state.  Until such a time as they become
accountable for their sins knowing good and evil, right from wrong, they are safe in the loving arms of
Jesus.   Gen. 6:5; Job 15:16; Ps.l4:3; 51:5; Jer. 16:12; Mark 7:21-23; Rom. 1:24; II Peter 2:12; II Sam. 12:23;
Matt.18:10.

XI.  The Church
We believe that the New Testament  Church is a visible assembly of baptized believers covenanted together
to keep the ordinances and  carry out the Great Commission.   Acts 2:41; Matt. 28:19; John 13:34; 15:12; I
John 2:8-10; 3:23; 4:7; Romans 14:1; I Cor. 13:1-8; Acts 1:8; 20:20; John 20:21
We believe that the church consisting of individuals, prone to sin, is to discipline itself.  This discipline is the
individual responsibility of each member to himself and to his brethren. Thus, the separate members acting
individually, constitute the discipline of the Body of Christ, fulfilling the Scriptures.  I Cor. 12:23-25; Gal. 6:1-
6; Col. 3:12-14; Rom 12:10-16; Phil. 3:14-19; II Thess. 3:6, 14; Romans 16:17-18; Matt 18:15-17; Eph. 5:11;
Titus 1-13-16; 3:10; I Cor. 5:1-7; II Cor. 2:6-8; II Tim. 3:5; II Cor. 6:14-17; I John 2:19; II John 10:11
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and is the Chief Shepherd .  The Pastor is
the bishop in administration, elder in teaching and leadership, and steward as being accountable to God for
the church.  The general operations of the church are by consensus rather than democratic vote.  
Consenting members are those who are actively engaged in support, in evangelization, and in the general
functions of the church, exercising the gifts given them for the edification of the church, showing
themselves loyal to the Lord, maintaining a Christian testimony in the community.   Eph. 5:23; 1:22-23; 4:
10; Col. 2:19; Matt. 16:18; Ro. 16:16; Jn 16:13; Acts 6:1-6; I Tim. 3:1-6; Acts 14:28; I Tim. 5:17; II Tim. 4:1-
5; Acts 20:28; I Cor. 11:16-19; Eph. 4:1-3; Ro. 12:6-9; II Cor. 12:7-11, 28: I Peter 5:5; Ps. 66:18; 105:15; Jas.
5:16; I Peter 1:13-19; Titus 1:7; Heb. 13:7, 12, 24
We believe the church is self-governing and independent, with each Body of Christ as an emissary on earth
and every believer an  ambassador, this world not being our permanent dwelling.  All real and material
holdings of the church are temporal, yet belong to the Lord Jesus Christ and to no individual, board,
denomination, or government.  The pastor, as bishop, is given oversight of Christ's holdings.   II Cor. 8:19-23;
Acts 15:22-23; Ps. 115;16; II Cor. 5:20; I Peter 2:9, 10;  Titus 1:7; Eph. 6:20; Heb. 13:14; Gen. 1:1; Jn 1:13;
19:11; I Cor. 4:21-23; Ezra 1:2; I Cor. 10:28; Ps. 24:1; Ps. 116:19
We believe the Church is to be financed through the tithes and offerings of the Lord's people. All giving
should be done through the local church.   I Cor. 16:2; II Cor. 9:6-7; 8:12-15; Heb. 7:2; Phil. 4:15-17

XII.  Baptism and the Lords Supper
We believe that the church has two ordinances committed to it to observe:  baptism and the communion of
the Lords table.  
We believe that scriptural baptism is immersion in water of believers, in the name of the Father, of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, administered by the authority of a local New Testament Church.  All other baptisms
differing in mode or administration are alien and unscriptural.  
We believe that although there is no saving power in baptism, it is important as an act of obedience to our
Lord's command and is a pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lords Supper.  
Baptism is a clear identification with the body of Christ, and by faith with Christ in His death, burial, and
resurrection as our substitute.
We believe the Lords Supper is a memorial ordinance of the local church according to the individual
examination.  The New Testament authorizes those professing faith in Christ alone for salvation, having
submitted to Scriptural baptism, publically united in a local church of like precious faith, with a conscience
clear of any other known sin, to participate in this ordinance.  We, by the use of unleavened bread and
unfermented fruit of the vine (grape juice) are to call to remembrance the loving bloody sacrifice of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  This is a local church ordinance.   Neither baptism nor communion is a
sacrament.   Acts 2:41,42; 8:36-39; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-10; 1 Cor.10:16-18; 11:17-34; Matt. 26:26-29.

XIII.  The Officers of the Church.
We believe the only scriptural offices of the church are the bishop, or pastor and deacons.
The pastor is the shepherd, the elder of the church in leadership, and the bishop of the church in
administration.  The pastor is the "steward of God" Titus 1:7 and is accountable to the Lord for his
deportment and leadership.  The church is admonished to pray for, honor, obey and follow the pastor.  We
believe the pastor is to be a man who rules his house well, is wise, honorable, moral, and just.   I Tim. 3:1-7;
Heb. 13:7, 17,24; I Peter 5:1-4; Titus 1:7-9; II Tim. 3:16-17; I Sam. 24:6; 26:9-16, 23; II Sam.1:13-16; Psalm
105:15; II Cor. 1:21
We believe deacons are servants to the congregation and not rulers over them.  A deacon's ministry of
serving and visitation is accompanied by his obligation to evangelism and a life above reproach.   Deacons
are to be men who are wise and accessible to the pastor for counsel and whatever help he may need. Upon
Nomination and interview, deacons are appointed by the pastor to serve an indefinite period.   
Qualifications are outlined in the Scriptures. I Tim. 3:8-15; Acts 6:2-6; Phil.1:1.


XIV.  Separation.
We believe that all saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord,
for we are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices.

We believe that once a person has accepted Christ as Savior he is "a new creature in Christ" and he should
live a holy, consecrated life; he should separate himself from the world and all its lust, sinful pleasures,
practices, associations, clubs, organizations, and religious apostasy.   Rom. 6:13; 8:12-13; 12:1,2; Gal.5:16-
25; Eph 4:22-25; Col. 3:10-11; I Peter 1:14-16; II Cor. 5:17; 6:14-18; I Jn 2:15-17; II Tim. 2:19; II John 9-11.
We believe a Christian should stand against pornography, abortion, sodomy (homosexuality), child abuse,
the sale and abuse of  drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gambling.   Psalm 139:13; Jer.l:5; Ex. 20:
13; 21:22-23; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; Prov. 20:1; 23:20, 30-35; 31:-; Isa. 5:11-16, 22-23; 28:7-8; Jer. 2:34; 51:7;
Hab. 2:15; Rom. 12:1,2; I Cor. 10:21; Mal  3:5; Isa. 47:9, 12; Rev. 9:21; Job 41:19-21; I Cor. 6:19-20; Rom. 6:
13.

XV.  Soul Winning and Missions.
We believe that it is the duty of every believer to witness for Christ by Word and deed in his everyday life.  
We believe the saved should bear fruit to be blessed and happy.
We believe that the great command to evangelize the world was given to the church and all missions and
soul-winning activities should be of and through the local church. Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:
48,49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 15:19,20.

XVI.  Civil Government.
We believe that one of the institutions ordained by God upon earth, along with the home and the church, is
civil government.   
We believe our forefathers were directed by God Almighty to formulate the Constitution of the United States,
and that God has moved in a unique and definite way in these latter days to use the United States to be the
base for world evangelization.   
We believe the Bible commands believers to honor and obey the govern¬ment authorities and laws of the
land in so much as they do not conflict with the plain teaching of the Word of God, and the Lordship of
Christ over His church.   
We believe the constitution recognizes the church as a unique institution in the first and fourth amendments
and prohibits governmental interference.  We believe each institution, the home, the church, and the civil
government, has its own rightful and separate jurisdiction in the lives of believers.   Obey God - Acts 5:29b;
Responsibility to government Rom 13:1-7; Those over you - Eph. 6:5-9; Col. 3:22-4:1; Taxes - Matt. 22:21;
Personal taxes - Mark 12:17; Luke 20:25; Children -- Psalm 127:1-3;  Summary - I Peter 2:17.

                            Addenda:
Future issues and positional stands which may arise for this church will be resolved by the Word of God and
taught by the pastor.  These articles are reflective of the Word of God as we perceive it.  They are not, nor
do they claim to be, all inclusive or infallible.  The Word of God is perfect and binding upon the souls of
men.  This document is a gleaning from the Bible so one may have easy reference to our beliefs and
standards.


                 
 CHURCH COVENANT
[Preface] - We hereby believe Ephesians chapters 4,5, and 6 to be God's guide for biblical church practice
and covenant together before God and this assembly to adhere to and maintain these biblical standards.      
The covenant text being:
[Preamble]  Ephesians 4:1 ¶  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the
vocation wherewith ye are called,  2 ¶  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love;  3  Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  4  There is one body,
and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;  5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism,  6  
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  7  But unto every one of us is
given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on
high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  9  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also
descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up
far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;
and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of
the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:  
14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  15  But
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  16  From
whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to
the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in
love.  17    [Article I - On separation from the world]  ¶  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  18  Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:  19  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work
all uncleanness with greediness.  20  But ye have not so learned Christ;  21  If so be that ye have heard him,
and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:  22     [Article II - On New Creature and Culture]  hat
ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  
23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is
created in righteousness and true holiness.  25     [Article III - On lying]  Wherefore putting away lying, speak
every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.  26     [Article IV - On anger and
wrath in general]  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27   [Article V - On
giving place to the devil]  Neither give place to the devil.  28     [Article VI - On stealing]  Let him that stole
steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth.  29     [Article VII - On corrupt communications]  Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the
hearers.  30     [Article VIII - On Response to the Holy Spirit]  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby
ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31    [Article IX - On bitterness, etc.]  Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32     [Article X - On
brotherly kindness, tender heartedness and forgiveness]  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.  
1 ¶     [Article XI - On Christian love]  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  2  And walk in love,
as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet
smelling savour.  3 ¶     [Article XII - On fornication, uncleanness, and covetousness]  But fornication, and all
uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;  4     [Article XIII -
On filthiness, foolish, talk and jesting]  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of thanks.  5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  6     [Article
XIV - On moral separation]  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the
wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  7  Be not ye therefore partakers with   them.  8  For ye
were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:  9  (For the fruit of the
Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)  10  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  11     
[Article XV - On social separation]  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather
reprove them.  12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.  13  But
all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.  14  
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  15     
[Article XVI - On wasting time]  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  16  
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  17     [Article XVII - On knowing God's will for you]  
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.  18     [Article XVIII - On
alcohol]  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  19     [Article XIX - On
mental attitude]  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord;  20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;  21 ¶  [Article XX - On brotherly submission]  Submitting yourselves one to
another in the fear of God.  22     [Article XXI - On wifely submission]  Wives, submit yourselves unto your
own husbands, as unto the Lord.  23  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of
the church: and he is the saviour of the body.  24  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own husbands in everything.  25     [Article XXII On Husbands obligations]  Husbands, love
your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  26  That he might sanctify and
cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  28  So ought
men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  29  For no man ever yet
hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:  30  For we are members
of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  32  This is a great mystery: but I speak
concerning Christ and the church.  33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even
as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.  
1 ¶  [Article XXV - On child/parent relations]  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  2  
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)  3  That it may be well with
thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.  4     [Article XXVI - On parent/ child relations]  And, ye
fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  
5     [Article XXVII - On labor relations]  Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the
flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;  6  Not with eye service, as men
pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;  7  With good will doing service,
as to the Lord, and not to men:  8  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he
receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.  9     [Article XXVIII - On management relations]  And, ye
masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven;
neither is there respect of persons with him.  10 ¶     [Article XXIX - On personal Christianity]  Finally, my
brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye
may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.  13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about
with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace;  16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked.  17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God:  18     [Article XXX - On prayer for saints and preachers]  Praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;  19 ¶  
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the
mystery of the gospel,  20  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I
ought to speak.  21  But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and
faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:  22  Whom I have sent unto you for the same
purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.  23  Peace be to the
brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  24  Grace be with all them that
love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Generally followed Procedural Guidelines
I. The Pastor, if need be, will announce a business meeting commonly two services before the chosen date
II. Items that, in most cases will be given as a matter of church consensus will be
1) any long term indebtedness, 2) supporting a missionary, 3) church discipline of a member, 4) other
budgetary guidelines
III. Consemting church members (two months of non-attendance is considered inactive), shall be eighteen
years old or older
IV. Membership is made up of saved, scripturally baptized Baptist who desire to serve and be faithful to
God's Word and God's Church
V.  Members obligations to the Pastor:
- The Church is instructed to pray for strength and utterance for the Pastor,
- support as the Lord enables: monetarily, and in activity, and in unity,
- and follow the example and teaching of the Pastor