"The purpose of this Church shall be the advancement of the reign of God in human life and the world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It shall seek to attain this through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, observance of the Ordinances, teaching of God's word, consistent Christian living by its members, evangelism, missionary outreach, Christian education and social concern."
"This Church accepts the Bible as the final authority for faith and practice. As a church, we shall honor the priesthood of all believers, affirm the centrality of Scripture in our lives, gather regularly to worship God, seek justice for all persons, affirm the Church's unity in Jesus Christ, care for the needy the weak and the oppressed; embrace all races, ethnicity and genders. We do not embrace prepared creeds other than the New Testament."
from Article II of the Constitution of Japanese Baptist Church of Seattle