Truth is Relevant.
We recognize that God has chosen to reveal Himself through the person of Jesus and the written Word of God. The truth of Scripture is what our church is built upon and we believe that God’s Word is powerful and relevant to every person!
We recognize that in a world filled with hopelessness the church holds the power of life in its ability to live in hopeful anticipation. We expect God to rule and reign sovereignly. We expect Jesus to save people and be in relationship with them. We expect the Holy Spirit to move on people’s hearts and lives and to be present amidst all situations.
You Belong Here.
We recognize that everyone is looking for a place to belong. The Church is the answer to that longing. In a world that is more connected than ever before we are seeing loneliness spread at a rate that can only be described as an epidemic. We believe that the Enemy is in the business of trying to separate people from God and community and so we combat those attacks by welcoming and loving people right where they are while encouraging them to take their next steps with Christ.
It’s Not About Us.
We recognize that the eternal and originally intended purpose of mankind is to be in relationship with our Heavenly Father. Our present purpose is to share the good news of that purpose with everyone we can and give them the opportunity to share in the same joy we do. This is not a passive process, but an active pursuit of lost people in our own lives.
Ministry Is For Everyone.
We recognize that every person is called to ministry and purpose. God has a plan to work through everyone and that plan is never the same. We’re all called to the same purposes, but how we use our giftings and live out that calling will be (and should be!) unique to everyone. We were saved to serve!
We recognize that the Church and the mission of the Kingdom is bigger than any one city, region, or local body of believers. We are bought in and sold out to see the Gospel spread and the Kingdom advanced no matter who gets the credit. We are driven by a vision bigger than ourselves.
What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God is at work redeeming the world and His people in it.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2
About Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.
He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:1-15; I Corinthians 15:34; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
About The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.
He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live in harmony and submission with Him daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:1
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. Man is created for relationship with God and ultimately to glorify God.
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives (confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and repents) Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26
About Eternal Security.
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. This does not apply to believers who forsake Jesus.
John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5
About The Bible.
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
We recognize that while Scripture is the supreme source for truth… man who is imperfect does not always understand or interpret correctly and that no one man or person has ultimate authority to interpret Scripture for another.
II Timothy 3:16; 1:13; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6
Water Baptism is a symbolic representation of man’s death, burial, and resurrection with Christ. There is nothing special about the water and baptism is not the marker that saves a person, but it is the initial act of obedience that a person takes in declaring Christ as their Lord and Savior. Baptism also acts as a public marker of entry into the family of the Church.