IT IS WHAT ALL BAPTIST CHURCHES USED TO BE...
...before Baptist churches began to organize into Conventions and Associations to accomplish a united purpose. INDEPENDENT BAPTISTS do cooperate effectively for the common cause of world evangelization through the combined efforts of local congregations.
...We are a Baptist church, tracing our lineage back to the time of Christ. We believe there are honest, sincere, saved people in every denomination.
...When a person is saved, he becomes a member of the family of God; when he is baptized by a Baptist church, he becomes a Baptist.
WE DO NOT CHOOSE TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH ORGANIZED CONVENTIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS BECAUSE...
...Involvement determined by "membership" in a Conventions or Associations often create a situation in which the program of that Convention or Association becomes more important than the local church that created it, causing the luster and importance of the local church ministry to be obscured.
...All too often organized Conventions and Associations, while being supported by local churches, support programs, colleges, and even doctrines that local churches do not support. ...We find that local churches make the existence of Conventions and Associations a reality by financial support, yet their voice and convictions do not carry enough influence to correct the errors that arise in these institutions.
INDEPENDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH HAS NO QUARREL WITH ANY BAPTIST CHURCH...
...That strives to win souls and endorses without apology or reservation the Bible (KJV) as the infallible Word of God, God as the total Sovereign of the universe, and belief in the local church as the place of service.
...We receive and grant letters to all Baptist churches that practice salvation by grace through faith, without works, and scriptural baptism, (the opposite of alien baptism) regardless of their Convention or Association affiliation.
SUNDAY SCHOOL --- AN "ALL BIBLE" SUNDAY SCHOOL
...Adult Bible classes in which the husband and wife sit together and hear the scriptures taught by qualified Bible teachers
....Sunday School classes for all ages that are involved in an actual Bible study with the aid of suitable visual aids for each respective age group
....Sunday School teachers that live separated lives, providing the best possible Bible teacher for you and your child
....Sunday School Quarterlies or other aids are not allowed preference over the Bible for personal use.
PREACHING SERVICE --- WITH OLD FASHIONED "AMENS"
...Old fashioned Gospel preaching with simplicity and sincerity geared to soul winning and Christian living. An understandable message for every age group, with definite emphasis on Christian living
....A sincere welcome for everyone, regardless of station in life. We believe church is a place to worship and adore our Lord, and is not a social club.
MISSIONS --- WHERE EVERY MISSION DOLLAR IS USED FOR MISSIONS
....A special emphasis on Missions
....Most Convention or Association oriented Baptist churches send their mission offerings through some planned program where distribution is left to the discretion of a committee. Independence Baptist Church sends their mission offerings directly to the missionary or to the local church that sponsors that missionary.
...This brings the congregation into a personal relationship with its missionaries and mission projects. These missionaries are asked to personally visit the churches.
SCRIPTURE, NOT TRADITION
OR POLITICS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE