We base our faith and our testimony upon the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is for us the authority for our lives and our faith. We believe it stands alone in truth and authority.
We believe that salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ as our deliverer from sin to acceptance with God, that salvation through Christ is complete in Him, and that our activity can add nothing to that salvation.
We are a Reformed and Presbyterian church, and a part of the Bible Presbyterian Church. Reformed means that we agree with the teachings of the Reformation regarding the sinfulness of man and the sovereignty of God. We are Presbyterian in that we subscribe to a representative form of government administered by church courts beginning in a particular local church such as Ryder Church; moving up to a Presbytery (a geographical designation in which a number of churches are located); and culminating in the Synod, a gathering of all the Bible Presbyterian churches in the United States and Canada.
We are Presbyterian and Reformed in regard to church sacraments of which the Bible teaches but two, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe the sacraments impart grace to the believing recipient but do not save anyone.
We believe that all who have a true faith in Jesus Christ are Christians. We desire fellowship with Christians in our local assembly and in our private lives, but welcome to our services all who will come.