Our church has always had an open-door policy. Feel free to ask any question about any ministry. We welcome your questions. Below are answers to some of the questions we are frequently asked.
Whatís 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: Godís Word gives us two ordinances for the church-baptism and the Lordís 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 churchópastors 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?
There are two types of ministry involvement at Redwood Baptist Church. 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 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 to select the service you will be joining.