Our Core Values
"Baptists are a people of deep beliefs and cherished doctrines. Throughout our history we have been a confessional people, adopting statements of faith as a witness to our beliefs and a pledge of our faithfulness to the doctrines revealed in Holy Scripture."
Excerpt from The Baptist Faith & Message
The Scriptures, comprising 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
God and The Trinity
There is only one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, united together in one person. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect sinless life, he died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures, rose literally from the grave, and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Man and Sin
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
Salvation by Grace
The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.
The Physical Return of Christ
The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our "blessed hope" and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
The Bodily Resurrection
There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.
The true Church is comprised of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
Our 5 Biblical Purposes
Worship - We are planned for God's Pleasure.
Fellowship - We are formed for God's Family.
Discipleship - We are created to become like Christ.
Evangelism - We are made for a mission.
Ministry - We are shaped for serving God.
Our Covenant Together
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and having been Baptized, and being in agreement with the mission, objectives and vision of River’s Edge Church, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following…
I will protect the unity of my church by acting in love toward other members
- by acting in love toward other members (Romans 15:5)
- by refusing to gossip (Ephesians 4:2)
- by following the leaders (Hebrews 13:7)
I will share the responsibility of my church by praying for its growth
- by praying for its growth (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)
- by inviting the unchurched to attend (Luke 14:23)
- by warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 15:7)
I will serve the ministry of my church by discovering my gifts and talents
- by discovering my gifts and talents ( Peter 4:10)
- by being equipped to serve the Pastor and Ministry Team (Ephesians 4:11-12)
- by developing a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:4-7)
I will support the testimony of my church by attending faithfully
- by attending faithfully (Hebrews 10:24-25)
- by living a godly life (Philippians 1:27)
- by giving regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2, Leviticus 27:30)
River’s Edge is a church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus will be honored in all my behavior in this family of faith.
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