Where can I learn more about NPBC's beliefs?
Across the centuries, the Church has written many helpful creeds, belief statements, and other works that define and detail the truths we hold dear as Christians. Here are a few we think you’ll find particularly helpful in understanding what we believe and teach and how we fit into the larger context of historical Christianity.
We hold to the core beliefs of historical Christianity: Apostles’, Nicene, Chalcedonian, and Athanasian Creeds
We believe the Bible is God’s Word: Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
How we understand and interpret the Bible: Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics
We affirm gender equality with differing roles in the family and the church: Danvers Statement
We are part of a non-denominational fellowship of churches: The Berean Fellowship of Churches doctrine statement (Note: On the Sanctification statement, because of the “already, not yet” sense of Christian sanctification, we think it’d be simpler and clearer to use the term “justified” where this statement uses “sanctified.”)
We are an evangelical church: National Association of Evangelicals statement of faith
We are a gospel-centered church: The Gospel Coalition confessional statement
We value learning and teaching our faith: One helpful way to learn the core truths of our faith is through a tool called a catechism, which is simply a list of teachings in a Q&A format. We recommend the New City Catechism – it’s a clear, brief, modern catechism designed for both kids and adults, and it can be accessed on the web, in book form, and via their iOS and Android apps.
We seek to honor God's plan for marriage to image the love relationship between Christ and His church: Our church policy on Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
We seek to be faithful to God's design for sexuality: Homosexuality and Faithfulness to God: A Statement of Hope & Concern