The purpose of this body shall be to worship God as prescribed by the Old and
New Testaments. We seek to fulfill this calling through corporate worship
services, through a program of Christian nurture by which the disciples at SMBC
may build their faith and love, through the proclamation of the Gospel by word
and deed. It is a lifelong process of learning and obediently living out the
teachings of Jesus Christ, in order to be an effective witness, impacting the
world for Christ through Christian character, and loving service to others.
This Church shall maintain affiliation and cooperation with General Baptist
State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
The operation of this Church is vested in the body of believers who compose it.
It is subject to the control of no other religious body; however, it recognizes
and sustains the obligations of mutual cooperation which are common among
Baptist Churches. The Church receives the Holy Bible as its authority in matters
of faith and practice. Our understanding of Christian truth, as written in the
Holy Bible, is in basic agreement with the belief of other Missionary Baptist