We are a congregation of people from different places who have different church backgrounds. We are united in our belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and in our shared calling to bring the hope of Jesus to the world.
1963 Baptist Faith and Message
Scripture is at the foundation of everything we believe. OTCC adheres to the 1963 “The Baptist Faith and Message.”
Baptism is an action instituted by Jesus Christ in which God, the believer, and the Christian community are all involved. In baptism new believers confess faith and share what God has already done in their lives. Here, there is also a ‘letting go’ in which new Christians abandon themselves to the grace of God and the resurrection power of the one who overcomes the chaos of death and sets our feet on the new path of life. The waters of baptism are a meeting place where human trust and the life-giving acts of God come together.
In baptism, God meets us and calls us to obedience and self-offering, as the forgiveness and grace of God are given tangible form. Here, the believer is incorporated into the Church, the body of Christ. Here, God commissions us for service and witness, and promises us the presence of the Holy Spirit — a promise made explicit in the laying on of hands.