We Believe that the family unit should be strong and healthy. The first institution God made on earth was the family. Programs in the church are geared to help build strong families. Allen Baptist Church provides fellowship, friendship, and support services through our social activities.
We Believe that the Church should be the moral conscience of a community. Since God created civil governments, we work hard to cooperate with and work together with our elected officials and civil servants.
We Believe that the only requirements for church membership are salvation and baptism by immersion. A person may join from another Baptist church by transfer. Persons wishing to join from a church other than a Baptist church must give testimony of their salvation and their immersion baptism and thereby join by Christian experience.
We Believe that it is our responsibility, as outlined in the Bible, to spread the Gospel to our area, nation, and world. Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
We Believe that Christians should talk, behave, live, and dress like a citizen of Heaven. The basis for these standards is found in the Bible. We make no apology for our conservative beliefs in many areas, including music, social issues, dress, and behavior.
We Believe that a church should be filled, not with spectators, but participants. We believe a church should be described as a spiritual hospital where people come for spiritual healing, not a spiritual museum where the relics of “Pharisee-ism” are displayed. We have a first-class way of doing things. We are careful stewards of God’s money. While our door are always open for questions, we give an accurate accounting every quarter of all church expendatures. We strive to be honest and respectable.
We Believe that God’s business is the greatest business in the world.