First and foremost, Dexter Lake Church is a determinedly Christian church. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings. We stand firmly for justification by faith, the priesthood of believers, the authority of the Bible, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state. Further, we stand against abuses and extravagance of ecclesiastical ritualism and dogmatism. We subscribe to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:
1. The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
2. The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
3. The atoning sacrifice of Christ's death for the sins of the world.
4. The literal resurrection of the body.
5. Christ's second coming in bodily form to earth.
We are Evangelical, affirming the primary doctrines revealed in the Scriptures – including the inspiration and authority of the Word of God; the Trinity; the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ; salvation by faith in the atoning death of Christ; His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father; the ministry of the Holy Spirit; the second coming of Christ; and the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ.
We are Pentecostal, which is an enrichment of the Christian life through the power of the Holy Spirit that empowered believers to be effective witnesses of Christ. This was manifested numerous times in the early church as described starting in the book of Acts.
"Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.””
– Mark 10:45