We are a Reformed and Southern Baptist Church.
What does Reformed mean?
First of all, it doesn’t mean that we’ve “arrived”. We’re not perfect, as individuals or as a church, but we pursue such through reliance on the Holy Spirit. In fact, part of being a Reformed church entails a recognition that it is always in process. Or, as it was put centuries ago, ecclesia reformata semper reformanda est (“The Reformed church is always reforming”).
Being “Reformed” means an adherence to and advancement of the theological principles of the Protestant Reformation. This is most clearly seen in our doctrinal statement and in our subscription to the “5 Solas” of the Reformation as expressed in The Cambridge Declaration. It declares that our authority is Scripture Alone by which we hold to salvation by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone. Thus, we proclaim To God Alone Be the Glory! Cooperation with other Reformed churches is seen in our membership in FIRE. Our theological framework might also be referred to as Calvinistic or Augustinian.
What does Southern Baptist mean?
It means that, although we are an autonomous body, we voluntarily associate ourselves with other Baptists for the purposes of cooperation in missions and other ministries. At the national level we are aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention. At the state level we are uniquely aligned with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
For further information, see:
From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist Convention: What Hath Geneva To Do with Nashville?