Plainview Baptist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Serving the Lord
 
 
Contact Information   Church Staff
Plainview Baptist Church
5200 Cheek Rd.
Durham, NC 27704
 
Phone: 919-682-2591
Fax: 919-688-1721
Email: plainview.baptist.durham@gmail.com
 
  • Rev. Doug Nalley, Pastor
  • Brian Smith, Interim Music Minister
  • Debbie Pond, Pianist
  • Teresa Parton, Secretary
 
 
Plainview's Doctrinal Statement
What do we believe?
 
--God is creator and sustainer of the universe.
(Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:24, Colossians 1:16-17)

--The Bible is the inspired word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16, Matthew 24:35, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
 
--Jesus Christ is the Son of God--pre-existent before the world, virgin-born, sinless, crucified, risen, and returning.
(John 1:1, John 3:16, Titus 2:13-15, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
 
--Salvation is accomplished only by the work of Christ on the Cross in our behalf.  It is received as a gift from God and accepted through faith in Christ as Lord and Savior.
 
--Baptism is by immersion in water to symbolize the believer's death to sin and his resurrection to new life in Christ.
 
--There is a literal Heaven and a literal Hell.
 
--The New Testament church is to be mission-oriented and evangelical in its preaching.  These works are to be supported by its members through their tithes, gifts, and prayers.
 
--The church is a local group of baptized believers bound together in a common faith in Christ to promote the Kingdom of God.
 
Church Covenant
     Having been led by the Spirit of God, as we believe, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
 
     We do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.  Therefore, we engage, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to:
  • walk together in Christian love;
  • strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort;
  • promote its prosperity and spirituality;
  • sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;
  • contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to:
  • maintain family and secret devotions;
  • religiously educate our children;
  • seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;
  • walk circumspectly in the world;
  • be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment;
  • avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
  • abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage;
  • use our influence to combat the ABUSE of drugs and the spread of pornography;
  • be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to:
  • watch over one another in brotherly love;
  • remember each other in prayer;
  • aid each other in sickness and distress;
  • cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;
  • be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
     We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will unite as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.