Polity. The government of this church is vested in the body of believers who compose it. It is subject to the control of no other ecclesiastical body, but it recognizes and sustains the obligations of mutual counsel and co-operation which are common among Baptist Churches. Insofar as is practical, this church will cooperate with and support such organizations as may be affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Doctrine. This church receives the Scriptures as its authority in matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Christian truth as contained therein is in essential accord with the belief of other Southern Baptist Churches.
Purpose. The purpose of the Westlawn Baptist Church of Huntsville, Ala., shall be to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, and Acts 1:9, and to develop Christian fellowship and growth in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ among the saints.