One of the most important questions a person should ask regarding any church is, “What do they believe?” The answer to that question can be complicated when you consider that a church is made up of a collection of believers that may not share the exact same set of beliefs and doctrines. The best way to understand a church’s doctrinal beliefs is to examine the teachings of the leadership. In other words, the better question to ask is, “What do the pastors/elders believe and teach?”
Worship in truth cannot take place without a proper knowledge of God and a right understanding of His requirements of us. The Bible is the written revelation of God and as such is our guidebook to knowing Him and our manual for Christian living. G3C is committed to rich, deep, and holistic communication of God’s Word. We will teach through expository preaching, plumb the depths of Scripture in our Bible studies, and use the truth of God’s Word as the foundation in our call for personal holiness. God’s Word will be the source of our teaching, preaching, and all other spiritual activities. Its primacy will be evident to all who attend our church─ members and visitors.
Our doctrinal teaching can best be expressed through the doctrines of grace, sometimes known as the five points of Calvinism (TULIP).
We believe in:
Total depravity of man
Perseverance of the saints
We are also a confessional church, meaning that there are certain historic confessions that express or clarify our beliefs and doctrines. Among these are: The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. While these confessions are not equal to Scripture and are not wholly binding on our congregation, they are helpful guides for understanding what the pastors/elders believe and teach.