What we believe
Heritage Bible Baptist Church is a local, autonomous, bible-believing congregation, teaching and preaching the Biblical principles of a new testament church, as taught in the Word of God.
Love God. Love Others.
Our purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said to His followers: “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18–20). Jesus’ directive is our highest priority. Every facet of church activity, in some way, relates to our biblical purpose.
Just as the New Testament church in the book of Acts was focused on making disciples, so are we! Acts 5:42 records of the Jerusalem church: “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This young church was constantly engaged in communicating the gospel and helping people become devoted followers of Jesus.
We believe the absolute, sole, authoritative rule for faith and practice is the perfect, preserved Word of God, which is, the AV 1611 King James Bible (Psalm 12:6-7).
We believe that any religious person who depends upon the sacraments, the Golden Rule, the church, or The Ten Commandments to justify himself before God, will be condemned at the Great White Throne Judgement and banished to the Lake of Fire for trusting their righteousness instead of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. (Rom 4:5).
Jesus adds people to His church and gifts them to serve by His grace. We desire to help all members of our church family discover and use their gifts to serve others through outreach, missions, and care.
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)
Our Full Statement of Faith
Early Jesus followers gives us a pattern to follow Jesus.
Step 1 – Believe in Jesus
Salvation from sin is a moment of faith. God says, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31). This belief is more than a head belief—it’s a heart trust. It means to fully trust Jesus Christ as the only Saviour—the only way to God, the only hope of rescue from separation from God. This is what Jesus called being “born again” in John 3.
The first step of our process in developing devoted followers of Jesus is to help them place their faith—their belief—in Jesus alone as Saviour. This is biblical salvation. To learn more about this decision, please click here.
Step 2 – Follow Jesus in Baptism
The second step in your relationship with Jesus is baptism. Baptism doesn’t make someone a Christian. It doesn’t wash away sin. It’s simply going public with your faith and choosing to identify with our almighty, merciful Saviour. Jesus was our example in baptism, and He commanded us to be baptized—to publicly show forth our heart’s decision and faith. Baptism pictures His death, burial, and resurrection. It also pictures your new life in Jesus Christ.
Baptism is one of the first, easiest, and best ways to be a witness to others about your faith in Jesus, and to publicly declare you are not ashamed of Him.
Step 3 – Connect with Believers
In Acts 2, those who believed were baptized, and then they were added to the church. Once someone has believed in Jesus, their next step is to connect with a family of believers. Through these relationships, a new Christian can grow and mature in the faith and teachings of Jesus. It is our goal for every new believer to be connected with friends and others in the church body who can help you mature and grow in grace.
The primary way we connect and disciple believers is through our Sunday classes and Wednesday Bible study. There’s a place for you, and new friendships are waiting to be discovered!
Sunday School 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 pm
At Heritage, one of our goals is to help you understand and apply God’s Word. We believe that the Bible has the power to transform your life from the inside out. Every message is posted online so you can listen again and share with a friend. Enjoy!