What are “Associations” and Why would we “affiliate”?
To be quite frank, both the strengths and weaknesses of Bible Churches are their autonomy. The negative outlook often times scares people away from within the church and from the outside looking in. Sad to say, you don’t quite know what you are going to get when you come to an Independent Bible Church. Do they believe in the inerrant Word of God? Do they hold to Infant Baptist or Believer’s Baptism? What is their polity (procedures within the church)? What accountability or Sister relationships, if any should be provided for Elders of local Churches? For these reasons, we have provided our sheep and others looking in comfort and stability. Our vision and desire is to hold fast to a gospel that is true and not anemic, and pursue health within the church.
Please review our statement of beliefs.
1. Southern Baptist of Texas Convention | sbtexas.com
The SBTC exists to facilitate, extend and enlarge the Great Commission ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist churches and associations of Texas, upon the authority of God’s inerrant Word to the glory of God the father, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
2. Nine Marks Ministry | 9marks.org
Nine Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches.