Our Beliefs

We believe God inspired man to write the Holy Scriptures. We believe every Word was orchestrated by God Himself for man's instructions for life on earth. We believe marriage to be a Holy sacrament between One Man & One Woman. Any other arrangements that do not fit this paradigm, are outside and against our religiously held beliefs, therefore preventing, Ava Missionary Baptist Church, it's pastor, or any of it's members to partake in any way, shape or form, any activities that counter this belief. We believe life starts at the moment of conception, and therefore consider abortion the taking of an innocent life. We believe in the freedom of choice, but only within the moral boundaries set forth before us in Scripture. Moreover, we hold firmly that this same freedom of choice grants individual believers to freely choose which medical treatments, vaccines, or medications, are right for themselves without obligation from any Ordinances, Mandates, or Policies from any institutions including local, State, or Federal Governments.

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the spirit of God, 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 Spirit, we do now, in the presence of god, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to 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; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to 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, 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.