Baptists have historically embraced the autonomy of the local congregation, free from outside control by denominational bodies. We affiliate with the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Although as Baptists we value local church autonomy, we also share values and communal identity with Christians around the globe who call upon Jesus as Lord. The specific way in which this has been embodied at Northside Drive is articulated in many ways, but most notably in two church documents of belief and vision: the Church Covenant and Church Vision.
In 1993, we adopted a Church Covenant. We also have a written Church Vision, which you can read below.
We believe God calls us into Christian community with the challenge to discern and act upon the ongoing revelation of God in our time and place.
We live out this vision by being a church rooted deeply in liturgical traditions, where intergenerational friendships are valued, all members can be known by name, open-mindedness is the basis of spiritual formation, resources are shared generously, and where hands-on service is crucial to our own discipleship and the mission of Christ in the world.
We celebrate this vision through the intimacy of a loving congregation, the strength of Baptist freedoms, and the reach of an ecumenical and inclusive spirit.
Stained Glass Windows
Our stained glass windows tell the story of Christian faith and Northside Drive Baptist Church.