What Makes Rustic Hills Baptist Church (RHBC) Distinctive?

Caring Culture – Ours is a welcoming, caring family.  We take the Biblical mandate to love one another earnestly.  Our Family Care Groups, our pastoral care, and our great fellowship all work together to encourage and lift up the people at RHBC.

Balanced Perspective – At the heart of our church is the whole counsel of God. Our balanced ministries include worship, teaching, training, evangelism, missions, and service within the context of a Biblical perspective.

Baptist Heritage – As an independent Baptist church, we stand firmly on the Word of God and Bible-based principles, and we have no outside controlling ties to denominational organizations. We are in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) nationally and its Colorado Rocky Mountain chapter.

Commitment to Reach Out – Both here in the Springs, across Colorado, the US, and around the world, we have a passion to see people come to know Christ as Savior.

Biblical Approach – At RHBC, we teach and preach God’s Word. It is the foundation for what we do. Our ministries emphasize the Bible and its always-fresh impact on life.

Emphasis on Training – Spiritual growth is our desire and our goal. We seek to train believers to live for and serve the Lord Jesus.  Every class and activity for every age group is designed to help God’s people grow in their walk with the Lord.

Baptist Distinctives:

  1. The Bible is the final authority for faith and practice.
  2. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
  3. Baptism is the voluntary immersion of a believer in Christ to show what Christ has done for him symbolically.
  4. The Lord’s Supper is symbolic only.
  5. A Church should be composed only of professed believers who have been scripturally baptized.
  6. Each church is self-governing and democratic under the command of its Head, Jesus Christ.

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Baptist doctrine

Historic Baptist doctrine is New Testament truth. It has not changed with the shifting winds of cultural and societal change. The doctrinal statement of this church is, except for some rewording and the Premillennial revision, the same as the New Hampshire Confession of Faith (1833).

How to Become a Christian?

  1. Acknowledge your sin and its consequences (Romans 3:10 – As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one.”; Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”; Romans 6:23a – “For the wages of sin is death…”)
  2. Understand that Jesus died in your place (Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”)
  3. Recognize that salvation is a free gift from God (John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”; Romans 6:23b – “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”)
  4. Accept God’s gift of salvation by faith (Acts:16:31 – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”; Romans 10:9 – “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”; Romans 10:13 – “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”)