What We Believe

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Immanuel Baptist Church is a cooperating church of the Southern Baptist Convention and finds its doctrinal beliefs concisely stated and scripturally defended in the Baptist Faith and Message. That document can be found in its entirety here.

Foundational to all that Immanuel does is our conviction that the Bible is God's inerrant and authoritative Word. We recommend reading the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy for clarification on the doctrine of biblical inerrancy click here.

We believe that God builds His church by the agency of His Word. This is why expository preaching is central to the life and ministry of Immanuel. Each Sunday, Pastor Russ Reaves carefully leads the congregation through ongoing studies of the Bible, book-by-book and verse-by-verse, that the whole counsel of God may be proclaimed and the various needs of the body be addressed.

The church is governed congregationally, with the Bible as our primary authority on all matters of faith and practice. Formal documents include the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Policy Manual, available to review upon request.

We would also commend to you our statement on Philosophy of Ministry (found here).


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