We are Baptists that stress freedom. We treasure the authority of the Bible, but also expect to wrestle with the tremendous complexity of the scriptures. We ordain women and men in roles of leadership as deacons and ministers of the gospel. We believe that every Baptist church is autonomous. We contribute our mission dollars through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention. We can not be completely identified by who we partner with, but instead believe we are best identified by the way we worship, practice discipleship, build community, and do mission in the world.