Solomon’s Porch Christian Community is a reformed church, meaning we agree and align ourselves doctrinally with the men of the reformation era. We believe that the Westminster Confession of Faith 1648 and the Belgic Confession 1618 are the best examples of Christian doctrinal standards from the reformation era and therefore pastors, teaching elders, and ruling elders at Solomon’s Porch use one of those two as the basis for their ministerial vows. Their ministerial examination will therefore be based on one of these confessions.
Baptism: We Are a Hybrid Congregation
Solomon’s Porch Christian Community is a congregation that practices both forms of baptism. Based on the head of household’s conviction, after being examined by the elders, we will baptize the infant children of believers (paedobaptism) or a consciously confessing person (credo-baptism).
A faithful credobaptist can also become an elder or deacon in our body. If elected as an elder, they may take their Ministerial Vows to the Westminster Confession of Faith with a written request for an exception. We ask that they affirm a statement that Solomon’s Porch Christian Community has pre-written about credobaptism.
At Solomon’s Porch, one may be a member and not subscribe to the tenets of the reformation era church. We do ask that our members be able to affirm all the tenets of the Nicene Creed as an accurate summation of essential Christian truth before becoming members.
We also believe the Christian Church must give further testimony regarding the throwing aside of traditional biblical morality. As moral and ethical dilemmas arise, we will emit white papers called “Occasional Testimonies” and publish them on this site. Once they appear below, our Elders have approved them, making them a part of our Church Constitution.
The following occasional testimonies have been adopted into our Church Constitution and are a part of our public testimony.