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Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is a community of believers in the Living God,
as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.
We affirm the authority of Holy Scripture and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which instructs us in the way of Christ, teaches the value and equality of all persons, celebrates unity in diversity, and requires that we love and serve others as Christ has loved us.
Acknowledging our rich heritage as Baptists, we embrace and hold firmly the principles of the autonomy of the individual congregation, the priesthood of the believer, the separation of church and state, and the freedom to minister in conjunction with other communities of believers.
Southside Baptist's mission is "building an inclusive community of grace," first in our own community and then in the world.