What We Believe
Georgetown celebrates its diversity as a “family of faith” that voluntarily bands together for the purposes of Christ. We express our corporate life together through the historic Baptist principles of the following.
- Authority of Scripture – The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is the basis for our beliefs and practices.
- Saved by Grace, not Works – Salvation is the unearned, undeserved gift of God’s grace made possible through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Believer’s Baptism – Baptism is the act of obedience that follows the gift of salvation. We practice baptism by immersion.
- The Lord’s Supper – The Lord’s Supper is a memorial to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. We welcome all who confess Jesus as Savior and follow Him as Lord to join us in the Lord’s Supper.
- Priesthood of all Believers – The Holy Spirit indwells all believers and calls them minister. All believers have the responsibility and privilege to study, meditate upon, and apply Scripture under the leadership of God’s Spirit.
- Autonomy of the Local Church – The Christian faith is best lived in the context of a church. Georgetown is an autonomous church that unites in a spirit of love, cooperation, and prayer to govern itself under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
- Cooperative Missions – The Great Commission is a mandate that is greater than any one church. Therefore, we gladly cooperate with local, state, and national groups to support and be involved in mission work.