Core Christian beliefs

You know you can meet two Christians on the street and begin to discuss just about any topic and you can get many different perspectives.  While some may add to this list, most Christian traditions agree on these core beliefs.
  • God is Triune, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God created and sustains the world and desires relationship with all who are in the world. 

  • God was Incarnate through Jesus Christ

  • Jesus lived on this earth, was crucified, buried, and resurrected and now reigns with God. 

  • After Jesus resurrection God sent the Holy Spirit as God's continual presence on earth. 

  • Scripture is inspired by God and meant to assist in faith and practice. 

  • Everyone can be forgiven of sin and can join in relationship with God. 

  • Sin is the reality in which we live and we seek reconciliation with God and the hope of resurrection.

  • The church is meant to be the Kingdom of God on earth until it comes in its fullness when Christ returns. 

...together in freedom to care
                                           and to reconcile in Jesus' name...

Core Baptist principles

KBC is a historic Baptist congregation.  You may know that belonging to one Baptist church or another can provide vastly different experiences.  That is one explanation of what it means to be a Baptist church:  each local church chooses how they want to express themselves as followers of Christ in the world.  Here are historic Baptist beliefs KBC holds:

Soul competency

Each person is responsible for their own relationship with God.  Life with God is not something someone else can do for you.  God gave us free will to choose whether or not to be in relationship with God.

priesthood of the believer

Through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, each person has been given direct access to God.  No one needs an arbitrator to fellowship with God, understand scripture, or engage in ministry

believer's baptism

Each person should decide if and when to be baptized.  We accept into membership anyone who has made a profession of faith and been baptized in Christian church.  Baptism is a symbolic act that reminds us of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

local church autonomy

Each Baptist church is meant to be a community of believers who are autonomous in governance and affiliations.  We choose what groups we partner with and minister alongside.  At KBC, we partner primarily with The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and CBF Heartland.

leadership

All followers of Christ have a role to play in the church body.  EVERYONE is eligible to be a leader.

Baptist faith and message 1963

Each Baptist church is meant to be a community of believers who are autonomous in governance and affiliations.  We choose what groups we partner with and minister alongside.  At KBC, we partner primarily with The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and CBF Heartland.

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