Our Beliefs

Our beliefs can be discovered in our Covenant Statement which was adopted by the Rolling Hills Baptist Church on March 12, 1986.

We, the body of believers known as Rolling Hills Baptist Church, declare the following covenant, and pledge to God and each other to fulfill this covenant by being faithful stewards of all His gifts to us. We believe that the Church exists to worship God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We seek to worship by confessing and accepting God as the Lord of our lives and acknowledging Him as Creator of Life, Redeemer of Life, and Sustainer of Life. We affirm that worship is both personal and corporate.

We seek to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through word and deed by witnessing to God’s redemptive activity in the world that He created and continues to love. We base our proclamation on the Holy Bible.

We believe it is inspired by God to indicate His will and way for us and is made full and complete by God’s revelation of Himself in the person and work of His Son, Jesus Christ, and the continuing activity of the Holy Spirit.

We acknowledge our local and worldwide responsibility to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to all people in ways that address their spiritual, physical, mental, social, and material needs.

We strive to be accepting of all persons and to encourage them to develop their full potential in their pilgrimage with God. We accept the responsibility to be a nurturing congregation where persons express love, care, and concern for each other. We acknowledge diversity within the framework of our common confession of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

We believe and affirm that we are individually responsible before God for our personal conduct.

Baptist Freedoms

As Christians, the tie that binds us is our common faith in Jesus Christ. As Baptist Christians, we also share a commitment to those principles that have shaped our unique Baptist heritage and policy. These include: Soul Freedom – We believe in the priesthood of all believers. We affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.
Bible Freedom

We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, is central to the life of the individual and the church. We affirm the freedom and right of every Christian to interpret and apply scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Church Freedom

We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We believe Baptist churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive as gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger Body of Christ.

Religious Freedom

We believe in freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. We support the separation of church and state.