Who We Are
First Baptist Church of Clemson, an inclusive community of faith, seeks to worship, glorify and serve, God, as revealed in Jesus Christ, both locally and globally.
Section 1. The fellowship of the First Baptist Church of Clemson adopts the Church Covenant provided herein as a guide for the personal commitment of the members.
Section 2. This Church accepts the Scriptures as our authority on faith and practice. We accept the Articles of Faith endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention in May 1963 and recorded in The Baptist Faith and Message as an informational statement of our Baptist heritage. The Church also values other confessional statements of the Christian community that bear witness to our Lord.
Section 3. The Church governance shall be independent, autonomous and congregational in organization and polity. Congregational participation in Church governance shall be achieved through a system of standing and special committees functioning with the guidance of, and in concert with the Senior Minister and the ministerial staff; working together under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the objectives of church ministries and programs.
Section 4. The Church has an affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Minimal affiliation is maintained with the Southern Baptist Convention. Voluntary associations are also in place with the Covenant Baptist Association and several local Human Service organizations. The Church continues to maintain traditional ties with other Baptist, Ecumenical and/or Human Service organizations it deems appropriate. The Church shall designate representatives to the assemblies of these organizations as appropriate.