The mission of Burge Terrace Baptist Church is to glorify God by learning, living, and giving the gospel of Jesus Christ entirely by His grace.
Discipleship – We are committed to grow in the gospel
Prayer – We are confident to draw near because of the gospel
Fellowship – We are a community gathered in the gospel
Ministry – We are compelled to serve because of the gospel
Evangelism – We are commissioned to give the gospel
Doctrine of the Bible
Doctrine of God
Doctrine of Christ
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Doctrine of Sin
Doctrine of Man
Doctrine of Salvation
Doctrine of the Church
We believe in two church ordinances: baptism by immersion after salvation for those who have truly received Christ as Savior (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; Acts 10:47-48) and the Lord’s Supper for all obedient believers (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We believe that baptism is an outward picture of the new birth which identifies a believer with Christ (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21) and that the Lord’s Supper commemorates the death of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), symbolizing His sacrifice for our sins. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper possesses any power to save man from his sins.
We believe in two church offices: pastor (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13). We believe that the terms pastor, elder, and bishop are used interchangeably in the Scriptures (Acts 20:17, 28). We believe that a believer should be separate (“set apart”) from sin and the world (1 John 2:15-17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 5:11); from false teachers, including all forms of unbelief such as Modernism, Neo-Orthodoxy, Liberalism, and from organizations (e.g. World and National Council of Churches) supporting such movements (Matthew 7:15-20; Galatians 1:8-9); and from disobedient brethren (Matthew 18:15-18; Titus 3:9-11; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13).