Glendale Baptist Church is committed to traditional Baptist beliefs, including soul competency, the autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of all believers, and the separation of church and state.
In keeping with Baptist tradition, Glendale stresses commitment of faith in Christ as being prerequisite to baptism and recognizes immersion as the accepted mode of baptism. Baptism is believed not to be necessary for salvation, but to be an outward act reflecting an inner commitment to God through faith in Christ Jesus. Persons baptized and confirmed in other Christian churches are not required to be re-baptized in order to
become members of Glendale.
The Lord's Supper identifies Glendale with the larger Christian community. Communion at Glendale is observed frequently and is open to all baptized Christians, regardless of denominational affiliation.
While deeply wedded to the Gospel and the importance of the church, the congregation is progressive in thought and welcomes exposure to new ideas and varying viewpoints. Members are free to express opinions, test concepts, and question assumptions, trusting that these conversations will occur in a non-judgmental environment.