Shalom Baptist is an independent Baptist Church. It is Pastor led, supported and assisted by deacons and a voting membership. The following distinctives describe the way we function:
B- Bible is the only rule for Faith and Practice – 2Tim.3:16
A- Autonomy of the local church- Col. 1:18; 2Cor.8:1-5, 19, 23
P- Purity of the Church- Acts 2:41,47; Mt.18:15-17 a born again membership.
T- Two Ordinances – Acts 2:41-42 Believers Baptism by immersion & Communion as a memorial.
I- Individual Soul Liberty- Rom. 14:5, 12; 2Cor.4:2 ; Titus 1:9
S- Separation is personal, ecclesiastical, and from the state. Acts 5:29; 2Cor.6:14-18; 1Thes. 5:22
T- Two Offices- Pastor and Deacons- 1Tim.3:1-13; Acts 20:17-38; Phil 1:1