Our Beliefs and Values
The Bible: The collection of writings known as the Old and New Testaments was written by people who were inspired by God to tell the story of God’s plan and great love for humankind.
Humanity: Humankind is the pinnacle of God’s creative handiwork and thus capable of incredible creativity, beauty, innovation, and love; yet humanity is simultaneously broken and therefore in need of the forgiveness and wholeness that come from knowing and being in relationship with God.
God: We worship a God who is one yet three-in-one – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and worthy of our devotion and worship.
God the Father: The merciful, gracious, holy, and just Creator of everyone and everything; the One who sent His Son into the world that we might know the full extent of His love and will.
God the Son: The most unique claim of the Christian faith is that God became human; Jesus of Nazareth was and is both fully human and God, and through his life, death, and resurrection, we are rescued from our brokenness and selfishness.
God the Holy Spirit: The One who draws humanity to God and encourages, empowers, challenges, and helps Jesus’ followers to serve him faithfully.
Baptism: Those who have chosen to follow Jesus acknowledge their faith publicly by being baptized by immersion – that is, going completely under the water and being raised up again – which is a powerful symbol of not only the cleansing power of God’s love and forgiveness but also the Christian’s identification with Jesus’ death and resurrection and the new life we have in Christ.
The Lord’s Supper: The first Sunday of the month we remember Jesus’ death on the cross through the bread and cup of Communion, which remind us that His body was broken, and blood was shed for us.
Our Congregation: We believe God values women and men equally, and that God-given talents and gifts – rather than gender – should inform how a person serves in the Church.
Our Affiliations: We are part of the Northeast Nova Baptist Association of churches in eastern Nova Scotia, including Camp Pagweak, and we are one of over 400 churches in the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. Our convention is part of a national body, Canadian Baptist Ministries and internationally has fellowship in the Baptist World Alliance with over one hundred million members and adherents around the globe.
Revision date: March 3, 2021