Associations

The New Testament demonstrates that just as no individual Christian should isolate himself from the authority and accountability of the local church, even so no local church is an island unto herself (1 Cor. 16:19-20).

Our congregation is inseparably connected to sister churches of like precious faith throughout the entire world. Therefore, we must be prayerfully concerned for one another. We desperately need the mutual encouragement, counsel, and accountability of sister churches who share our same confession of faith (Acts 11:27-30; 15:1-35; 2 Cor. 11:28; Phil. 4:21-22; Col. 4:16). Furthermore, there are labors in kingdom advancement that are beyond the scope and abilities of a solitary church which are possible when we are formally connected to a league of likeminded churches.

The Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) was founded on March 11, 1997 and our church was added to ARBCA’s membership on April 22, 2009. Each member church believes in the inspiration, infallibility, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Holy Bible as given in the original autographs, and each fully subscribes to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1677/89) and affirms the association’s theological position papers as accurate expressions of our interpretation of Scripture’s teaching. We are also charter members of the Georgia Association of Confessional Baptists (GACB) which was formally constituted on March 19, 2010. The purpose of both associations is to advance Christ’s kingdom on earth by providing associations in which churches of common confession may find mutual encouragement, assistance, edification and counsel, and to participate in cooperative efforts in ministerial training, church planting, world missions, literature publication, and other endeavors deemed appropriate by the associations.