We believe that the Holy Bible was written by divinely inspired persons, and is a perfect treasure of the heavenly instruction; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union. Therefore, we band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. The ordinances of the Church are Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Church subscribes to "The Baptist Faith and Message" of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. of 1865.