About Us Statement of Beliefs

What We Believe

McKernan Baptist Church is a member of the North American Baptist (NAB) Conference of churches.  The North American Baptist Conference has prepared a statement of beliefs that explains more fully our Baptist understanding of the Christian faith. The purpose that guided the NAB Conference in writing and the use that we intend for this declaration are to: 

  1. further the sense of identity and the spirit of unity within our North American Baptist Conference by declaring our common doctrinal understanding 
  2. provide a basis for doctrinal instruction within our conference 
  3. provide a basis for doctrinal discussions in the hiring of conference personnel 
  4. serve as a reference point when opinions differ 
  5. provide a basis for doctrinal discussion in admitting new churches and new pastors into our various associations 
  6. provide a doctrinal guide for new churches 
  7. give a doctrinal witness beyond our conference 

In continuity with our immediate forefathers and the larger fellowship of Baptists throughout history, we seek to practice and propagate by God’s grace the following convictions:

Statement of Beliefs and Affirmation of Marriage (Click to download)

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