WE BELIEVE.

gct is rooted in a sbc church in gastonia, nc called parkwood baptist. our leadership is committed to the theology, purpose, and mission of parkwood.

We believe the bible is true and inerrant in all it contains, and our four core beliefs are as follows:

THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD AND IT MUST BE PROCLAIMED

The Bible is totally true and without any error. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

All of the Bible must be proclaimed without apology or fear. (Acts 20:27)

SALVATION IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST ALONE BY FAITH ALONE

All are in need of Christ. (Romans 3:23)

Christ died to save us from our sin. (Romans 5:10)

Salvation is received by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Salvation is much more than a past moment. (Philippians 1:62:12-13)

Salvation brings a purpose. (Ephesians 2:10)

THE CHURCH IS THE FAMILY OF THE REDEEMED WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE

To proclaim His Glory. (1 Peter 2:9)

Prepare His own. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Proclaim the Gospel. (1 Corinthians 1:23)

THE FAMILY IS GOD’S CHOSEN INSTITUTION AND IT MUST BE STRENGTHENED AND PROTECTED

Marriage is between a man and a woman for life. (Ephesians 5:22-23)

Children are a blessing of God. (Psalm 127:3139:13-17)

The family is the primary means of passing on the faith. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

For a more complete explanation of beliefs please read the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.