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Christ is head of the church

The BGCT affirms the biblical teaching that Christ is head of the church. This means, among other things, that churches are under the authority of Christ not of the BGCT or any other body. More »

In the Bible

The Holy Bible was written by divinely inspired authors and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humankind. More »

In the virgin birth of Christ, that He died for our sins, and that He was resurrected

The BGCT, by its affirmation of the 1963 Baptist Faith & Message, demonstrates belief in Jesus’ virgin birth, His death on the cross, and His resurrection. More »

In the Priesthood of each believer and of all believers

The Old Testament contains two passages that prophesy a coming time when all of God’s people will be priests (Exodus 19:5-6, Isaiah 61:5-6). More »

Salvation comes from Jesus Christ alone

“Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.” More »

In reaching a lost and hurting world

The BGCT has a passion for continuing to reach the lost and hurting in our world. More »

In helping churches connect with ministry partners

The BGCT provides many ministry resources itself, but it also connects churches with the largest grouping of ministry partners of any Baptist body. More »

In distributing BGCT cooperative program funds as directed by each church

The Texas Adopted Plan, which churches are encouraged but not required to use, directs 79 percent of Cooperative Program receipts from churches to the missions, ministries and institutions in the BGCT Cooperative Program budget as listed on the back of the giving form. More »

In the sanctity of human life

Messengers to BGCT Annual Meetings have clearly stated their position regarding the issues involved in the sanctity of human life. More »

Homosexual behavior is sin

The BGCT position expressed at its 1982 Annual Meeting has never changed: “The homosexual lifestyle is not normal or acceptable in God’s sight and is indeed called sin.” More »