At Tar Landing Baptist Church,
the Word of God is our standard.
We are committed to Sola Scriptura - Scriptures alone.
Purpose & Mission
The purpose of TLBC is to glorify God in all we are and in all we do.
(Psalm 8:1, Psalm 29:1-2, Isaiah 42:8, 1Corinthians 10:31, Jude 25, Revelation 5:13)
The mission of TLBC is to proclaim God’s Word and make disciples so that believers
will be strenghtend and unbelievers may be converted.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24: 46 – 48, Acts 1:8)
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and its contents are without error. Furthermore, God’s Word is inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient for all things.
Man is created by God in His own image. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. However, by his own choice man sinned/rebelled against God and brought sin into the human race. Man’s decision to sin caused a division between Creator and creation leaving man in need of a Savior.
There is only one living and true God. God is eternal and has revealed Himself to us as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without divisions of nature, essence or being.
Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
There are two ordinances for the New Testament church.
1. Baptism is the immersion of a genuine believer of Christ in water. It is an act of obedience whereby one is declaring and demonstrating repentance of sin and faith in Christ. It is a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
2. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby followers memorialize the death of the Jesus Christ our Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.