Overview of Beliefs
Most simply, our statement says that CFBC is a Christian, Evangelical, Baptist, Congregational church. Our statement of faith is divided into nineteen articles, which speak to the fact that we can be called by each of these names. The Historically Christian articles simply show what Christians have always believed, in other words, issues that there has traditionally been little dispute over in Christendom. The Evangelical category highlights the critical issues related to the gospel that were recovered during the Reformation. The Baptist and Congregational categories highlight the distinctive features of CFBC.
Take a moment and notice just how much of our Statement of Faith is devoted to stating the essentials of the Christian faith; essentials that we would have little to no disagreement over with any other Christian denomination. Then notice how that in just a few qualifying statements we express what signifies us to be a Baptist church.