Our church has always had an open-door policy.
Feel free to ask any questions about our ministries. We welcome your questions. Below are answers to some of the questions we are frequently asked.
What’s in the name Baptist?
This church is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following:
Biblical Authority: The Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice.
Autonomy of the Local Church: The church should be autonomous or self-governing.
Priesthood of the Believer: The believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally.
Two Church Ordinances: God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church-baptism and the Lord’s Table.
Individual Soul Liberty: Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ.
Separation of Church & State: The separation of church and state is biblical.
Two Church Offices: There are two biblical offices in the church—pastors and deacons.
What does it mean to be an independent church?
As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this, we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body. There are currently more than 14,000 independent Baptist churches in America and thousands more throughout the world.
How can I be involved in ministry?
Many people help, in a given month, with volunteer projects in areas such as maintenance and office-related projects. Feel free to contact the church office if you would like to volunteer your time in this way. If you are interested in a specific type of ministry (teaching, helping, singing, or other visible positions of leadership) an appointment must be set with Pastor Johnson.
What is required for membership?
To be a member of Redwood Baptist Church you must first be saved and then baptized in a church of like-faith. You will then need to set up an appointment with Pastor Johnson for your joining of membership.