Who We Are

Our mission is to celebrate the greatness of God with all we are for the joy, hope, and renewal of our community.

Silver Lake Baptist Church is a member of the Northwest Baptist Convention,
and the Puget Sound Baptist Association.

What We Believe

Affirmation of Our Faith


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)


We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19-20; Ephesians 4:5-6)


We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1-2; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)


We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; John 20:28; Romans 8:46; Romans 9:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30-31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; Romans 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16)


We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:16-17,26; John 15:26-27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26)


We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life. (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3; Genesis 5:2; Ecclesiastes 2:11; John 3:14; John 5:24,30; John 7:13; John 8:12; John 10:26; Romans 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 19:3,20; Revelation 20:10,14-15; Revelation 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; Romans 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9; John 1:13; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1)


We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)


We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15,23-24; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10)


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)


We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. (1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 14:7-9,12)


We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. (Acts 15:36,41; Acts 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:1; Galatians 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4,10-11)

This church is affiliated with the Northwest Baptist Convention, and may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.


We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15)

Our Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, we do now in the presence of God and this church most solemnly and joyfully enter into this Covenant with one another as one body in Christ. We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit:

  1. To walk together in Christian love; (Ephesians 4:1-5)
  2. To exercise Christian care and watchfulness over one another; (Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24-25)
  3. To pray with and for one another, sharing our burdens, sorrows, and joys; (Romans 12:15)
  4. To be thoughtful and courteous to one another, to be slow to take offense, and to be quick to forgive and to seek forgiveness; (James 1:19; Proverbs 14:17; Proverbs 15:18; Colossians 3:8,15)
  5. To guard the spiritual and Scriptural purity, peace, prosperity of the Church, and to promote its usefulness as a witness to the saving grace of God and Christ Jesus; (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:30)
  6. To assist, through the gifts of the Spirit, in the work of the Church and to promote its usefulness as a witness to the saving grace of God and Christ Jesus; (1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4)
  7. To contribute, as the Lord directs, to the financial support of the Church, the relief of the needy, and evangelism of all people; (Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 6:1-4; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; 1 John 3:17)
  8. To love and to pray for all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; (John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7-12; Ephesians 6:18-20; 1 Timothy 2:1-2)
  9. To engage regularly in personal Bible reading and prayer, and to establish family devotions where possible; (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 3:15-16)
  10. To bring up such children as may be entrusted to our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; (Ephesians 6:1-2; Psalm 127:3-5; Proverbs 3; Proverbs 22:6; Ecclesiastes 12:1-8)
  11. To walk circumspectly in the world, to provide things honest in the sight of all men, to be faithful in engagements, exemplary in conduct, denying ungodliness and worldly lust; (1 Peter 1:13-21; Titus 2:1-10; 1 Timothy 4:6-11; Ephesians 5:15-21; 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1)
  12. To endeavor by example, by work, and by prayer, to win others to an acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; (Romans 10:14-15; Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 9:16)
  13. To purpose that when we remove ourselves from this place, we will as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant and the principles of God's word. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

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"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
~ Jesus, Matthew 11:28-30