God is actively reconciling all things to him.
(2nd Corinthians 5:19)
How does it look in your life?
Shoal Creek Baptist Church has members who come from various Christian traditions including Southern Baptist, Methodists, Catholics, Quakers, Presbyterians, and more. Even though we all came from different denominations we all affirm the following:
The Apostles and Nicene Creed (325), and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
What We Value
Christianity is about redemption, restoration, and retelling because of this our values are related to these core principles of our faith.
Christ has redeemed our sins, past, present, and future therefore we value forgiveness and the freedom it brings.
Christ is restoring us to him and will eventually restore all things therefore we value the restoration of relationships - between each other, our families, and our friends.
He retells our stories, our experiences, and our mistakes into something beautiful and unique therefore we value honesty, authenticity, and sharing our stories so that we can explore and celebrate what God is doing in our lives.
We desire to see the redemptive work of Christ at work in our church and our community, restoring what's been lost, and embracing God's retelling of our story. We want to be a church that celebrates what God is doing.
Shoal Creek Baptist Church was founded in 1839, a year before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha got married (if you're a fan of trivia). As the decades passed Shoal creek adapted to the changing surroundings and after our church burned down (rumor has it by General Sherman) we rebuilt it in 1893 at our current location, just outside the south entrance to Lake Arrowhead on 108.
We moved our sanctuary to our fellowship hall a few years ago when we began remodeling our sanctuary with some much needed structural and internal updates. However, in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic, we decided to pause our remodeling to focus our resources on better reaching the community. We decided the best way to do this was by investing in the next generations through redesigning our Children's program and jumpstarting our youth and young adult ministries while we find out what church looks like in the post Covid world.