We believe and assuredly hope in the good news (the Gospel) of Jesus Christ.  Through His life, death, and resurrection THE way has been made for us to be saved from our sins and reconciled to God forever. We want our community to know and possess this same blessed hope. We exist to make Jesus known to all…to “Exalt the Savior, Equip the Saints, & Evangelize the Sinner.”

 
We believe in the  absolute TRUTH found in the Scriptures.  We subscribe to the Baptist Faith & Message of 2000.  You may view a copy via the following link: Baptist Faith & Message 2000
 
Anyone pursuing membership and baptism at Hawthorne Baptist must affirm these truths. Here are a few of the focal points of this statement of faith:
 
1)  The Bible is the Word of God & is without error.
 
2) There is one God existent in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit
 
3) Man is the supreme creation of God – created in His image as male and female & desperately in need of Jesus the 
    Savior because of sin.
 
4) Salvation is a gift of God that cannot be earned and is only available through Jesus Christ.
 
5) The Church is the local congregation of baptized believers which is also a part of the larger Church – the Body of Christ-
    which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. 
 
6) Baptism & the Lord’s Supper are an integral and vital part of the church.  Baptist by immersion is an act of obedience and
    the outward showing of a life that has died to sin and been raised to new life in Jesus Christ.  The partaking of the Lord’s
    Supper is also an act of obedience through which we remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and look forward to His return.
 
7) Jesus Christ’s Return is certain and imminent.
 
8) We are commanded and it is our duty to go and tell al the world about Jesus, making disciples for Him, until He returns.