Source of Authority
We hold that the Bible alone is the Word of God. We whole-heartedly affirm its divine inspiration, sufficiency, clarity, authority, necessity, infallibility, and inerrancy. Such is Scripture's testimony about itself (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12). The Bible is therefore our ultimate and final authority in all matters of faith and life. We also believe that all new divine revelation has ceased; and that Scripture alone remains the living voice of God to the church today. (Our congregation uses the New King James Version of the Bible.)
As a confessing church, we hold to creeds and confessions that explain our faith, as well as establish our confessional compatibility with other Christians of similar persuasion.
Specifically, we subscribe to the Apostles', Athanasian, and Nicene Creeds. We also subscribe to the following Reformed Confessions: Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort. These Confessions derive their authority from their complete agreement and submission to Scripture. (If you wish to examine those Confessions, please speak to an office bearer.)
Our congregation adheres to a federative Church Order. While the Church Order prescribes uniform practices for the denomination and regulates many aspects of church life, both for officers and lay members, two important principles are noteworthy: (1) The Church Order must not contradict Scripture or the Confessions; (2) as much as possible the autonomy of the local congregation is safeguarded, through the authority of the local elders. (If you wish to examine a copy of our Church Order, please speak to an officer bearer.)