Every Church has a unique set of beliefs that identifies them. At Union View there are four areas of belief that help accomplish this: Salvation, Ministry, Church Leadership, and Corporate Worship. These four are by no means the only foundational beliefs of the church. We do find, however, that these four areas make us distinct from other local congregations.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
As a local church we are committed to ministry in our community. The church should be involved in ministries that both utilize the gifts of its members and meet the needs of its community. The goal of ministry is to display the love of Christ, the pinnacle being the gospel.
We believe in two biblical offices: pastor and deacon. The office of pastor is filled by men who are equally gifted and qualified to serve the local church. While the New Testament does not require a multiplicity of pastors, we believe it is prudential for a plurality of pastors to lead a local congregation. At Union View our pastors are equal in authority while specializing in function and oversight. The office of Deacon is filled by men who are equally gifted and qualified. The ministry of deacons is servant hood. At Union View our deacons function as ministry leaders and assistants.
The purpose of our weekly gatherings is to assemble the local body of Christ to openly worship our Savior. Evangelism is never excluded from worship, but happens naturally as Christians worship God in spirit and truth. At Union View we are not committed to a particular style of worship, though our music is mainly contemporary. We worship in a manner that honors Jesus Christ; conveying theologically accurate substance while utilizing the best of old and new. The Bible is central to our weekly worship and our teachers are committed to expositional teaching.
Union View Baptist Church is foremost a local congregation of committed Christ followers who have embraced God’s grace in salvation through Jesus Christ and strive to glorify God in all we do. We are a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the North Carolina Baptist Convention, and the Tar River Baptist Association. We support the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.