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Our church is rooted in this Baptistic tradition and faith: Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, & the Glory of God Alone.


Our doctrines & distinctives are not original to us; our Baptist forefathers viewed themselves as the logical outcome of the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura. [1]

(the idea that the Bible alone is the sole authority for faith and practice)


That being said, all of our beliefs & convictions are derived from the Bible & it is our final & ultimate authority.

[1] R. Stanton Norman, The Baptist Way: Distinctives of a Baptist Church, (B&H Publishing Group, 2005) p. 18


The Church’s final and ultimate authority is the Word of God. There are, however, explanations of biblical doctrine which have served the church throughout its history. Confessions or Statements of Faith have been born out of moments of much-needed clarity.


They have also helped the church define orthodoxy, informed its worship, and provided it with a trusted exposition of the Gospel of Christ. While they are not inspired or authoritative, they are helpful.



As an assembly of believers, we subscribe to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 as our statement of faith.


We have chosen the BF&M2000 as our statement of faith because it lists what we feel are primary doctrines while allowing for differences on secondary issues. Those that choose to assemble with us may hold various secondary doctrines, we find our unity in the gospel.


Baptist Faith and Message of 2000


The Elders of Gospelway subscribe to the guidelines of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

In order to maintain consistency among the leadership of the church, we have chosen the LBCF1689 as our guide for leadership. Secondary doctrines may still be held, but using this confession helps ensure that the message heard, from those that have been gifted to lead the church, remains consistent.

The 1689 London Baptist Confession

The Elders of Gospelway also affirm and teach using the following hermeneutic:

  • A historical understanding of the distinction between the law and the gospel

  • A historically covenantal framework of scripture

  • A confessional understanding of the Christian faith and the church

  • The Two Kingdoms Principle

For more information on these theological and other operational distinctives, please visit Why Gospelway