…together in freedom to care and to reconcile in Jesus’ name…
We will be the presence of Jesus Christ in our community and beyond, through participative worship, open inquiry, loving fellowship, valued diversity, genuine inclusiveness, and servant leadership – encouraging all members to exercise God’s gift and calling as we share the gospel with the whole world and minister to the whole person.
KBC is a historic baptist congregation.
As some of you may know, not all Baptist churches look the same. The closest thing to a confession of faith we follow is the Baptist Faith and Message 1963. We do not, however, use it as a creedal statement or requirement for membership. Specifically, here are some of our historic Baptist beliefs:
Soul Competency—We believe that each person is responsible for her/his own relationship with God. Life with God is not something that someone else can do for you. We believe God gave us free will to choose or not to choose to be in relationship with God.
Autonomy of the Local Church—Each Baptist congregation is meant to be a community of like-minded believers who are autonomous in governance and affiliations. We voluntarily choose what groups we will associate and minister alongside. At KBC, we associate primarily with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and CBF Heartland.
Priesthood of the Believer—Through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus each person has been given direct access to God. No person needs an arbitrator to fellowship with God, understand Scripture, or engage in ministry.
Religious Freedom—Baptists are historically a people who have advocated for the separation of church and state. We believe that all individuals are meant to define their relationship with God. This relationship with God cannot be coerced, influenced, or mandated by any institution or government.
Scripture—We believe that Scripture is inspired by God and must be interpreted through Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Believer’s Baptism—We accept into membership anyone who has made a profession of faith and been baptized in a Christian Church. At KBC, we practice what is commonly termed “Believer’s Baptism.” We believe that each person should make the decision if and when to be baptized and we trust our congregation and pastoral leaders to help discern appropriate timing. Baptism is a symbolic act that reminds us of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Additionally, the Greek word for “baptize” implies full immersion, which is the type of baptism we practice.
Becoming A Member
Interested in becoming a member of KBC? Check out our Becoming A Member page to learn more.