Sycamore Baptist Church began its first meeting on December 2, 1956, as a Regular Baptist Church. Between 1980-1987, the church underwent a reformation adopting the 1689 Confession of Faith and coming to the conviction that God saves sinners by grace alone, in Christ alone, through faith alone, to the glory of God alone. In some ways, the church has been continuing to reform ever since. Today, we are an independent Reformed Baptist congregation and a member of the Confessional Baptist Association with whom we cooperate in missions both home and abroad.
We strictly or fully subscribe to the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith as the fullest expression of our faith. We confess the truths contained in this document as a faithful summary of the whole teaching of God’s Word contained in Old and New Testaments. This document serves as a subordinate authority to the Word of God for our faith and practice.
We hold to the five points of Calvinism. We believe that God sovereignly saves sinners by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone.
We are an elder-led congregational church. We are a body of visible saints called and covenanted together for mutual edification and for the due performance of worship and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the church.
We believe that in the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to establish and ratify the New Covenant in His blood, also called the Covenant of Grace. This covenant is revealed in the gospel; first in the garden (Gen. 3:15), and afterwards by further steps, until the full discovery of it in the New Testament (LCF 7.3).
We are an assembly of visible saints who have been baptized upon a credible profession of faith in the presence of many witnesses as an answer or pledge to the Triune God.
We believe that the Lord has commanded that we gather corporately for worship, most especially on the Lord’s Day Sabbath. We believe God’s Word positively prescribes the acceptable means of worshiping Him. We call these the means of grace or Word and sacrament.