We are Baptist
Second Baptist Church is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. Therefore, we affirm in its entirety the Southern Baptist confessional statement contained in The Baptist Faith & Message (2000). We do give financially to the Cooperative Program and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
It is our understanding that the ordinances of the church are baptistic in nature. Baptism does not save us, but evidences our union with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. Therefore, we practice believer’s baptism by immersion. Christian baptism, in the name of the triune God, is the visual representation with water of the believer’s identification with Christ spiritually.
Also, the Lord’s Supper is celebrated by the believing community of Second Baptist Church once each month. It is a time in which we recognize our bonds within the covenant community of believers who have been brought into fellowship with God and with one another by the work of Christ alone. We believe the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ to commemorate his death. In its observance, we declare Christ’s death until he comes again (1 Corinthians 11:26). We do not affirm either of these ordinances as being salvific in nature.