The Holy Bible is the living, holy and inspired Word of God and is without error. It is authority under which the church shall function. Our policies, conduct, core values, actions, and teachings are to be consistent with the Bible and the Christian faith. the basis for any statement of faith.
The church subscribes to the most recently adopted doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message (sbc.net) as a guideline. We band ourselves together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind.
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
Although we are a diverse and unique gathering of God’s people given to possess our own identities and thoughts, we do attest to be in like-mindedness that the following core values bind us together as a Body of Christ:
1. We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead - Father, Son and Holy Spirit – Three-in-one.
2. We believe the Word of God is without error and is to be used for teaching, conviction, correction, and instructing.
3. We believe in the power of prayer and that a fervent prayer life is essential for each believer.
4. We believe true worship is to be vertically ascribed to God Himself.
5. We believe the spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ is our mission to a lost world.
6. We recognize that Jesus is the builder of the One Church, and
He fully expects His Church to advance against the enemy
7. We also recognize the New Testament describes local churches as individual expressions of the One Church that transcends human structure.
8. We believe that Baptism by immersion is an outward expression of a person’s belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and is instructed by Scriptures.
Sexual Abuse Statement of First Baptist Church of Roy
There is no level or type of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct of women, children, or men that is acceptable. We have been called by God to show honor and respect to all those created in God’s image and to honor Biblical standards and principles. We stand with all who say ‘no’ to any type of abuse of anyone at any time and under any circumstance and we also stand with all who have been abused and we will support them as we minister to them. We will pray for all victims of sexual abuse.
The very mention of sexual abuse or misconduct among Southern Baptist church leaders deeply disturbs us.
Any allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in FBCR life will be taken seriously and addressed appropriately, including the immediate removal from position of trust and immediate and full involvement of law enforcement.
Be it known that even one instance of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct is one too many.
It should grieve our hearts, as it grieves the heart of God, that innocent women, children, and men are abused in any way.
Any knowledge of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct should be reported immediately to the authorities in accordance with state law.
As a local church that is a part of a greater network of churches, we must take the utmost care to protect those entrusted to their care and make diligent and reasonable use of databases provided by law enforcement or other governmental agencies of convicted offenders.
We pray for the victims of abuse who, unfortunately, have to relive the pain of their experiences in the retelling of their stories and possibly face their abusers.
Understanding fully that an abuser must face certain consequences, we as followers of Christ must also minister to the abuser for the opportunity of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Every person in a leadership position at FBCR – Pastor(s), Ministry Team Leaders, Bible Study Teachers, Children’s Leaders/Teachers/Workers, Youth Leaders/ Teachers/ Workers, Deacons, Ushers – will be required to have a criminal background check completed.
We will adopt, be familiar with, and comply with church policies on children, youth, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment.
This statement is agreed to by the entire leadership and those placed in positions of trust of First Baptist Church of Roy, Utah, effective March 10, 2019.