Who we are

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Purpose and vision

  • Purpose: To be a people passionately following Christ
  • Vision: We dream…
    • We dream of a church that exists for those not yet part of it and actively pursues ways to communicate the Bible in relevant ways.
    • We dream of a church that regularly engages in Spirit-filled and directed prayer.
    • We dream of a church where believers are equipped to live out the Faith.
    • We dream of a church that identifies, equips and prepares future and current leaders for service in the church, at their jobs, and to their families.
    • We dream of a church that seeks ways to improve the communities we live in.
 

Values

  • We strive for excellence as… 
    • A culturally relevant churchWe believe that grateful people worship God. Utilizing the creativity of those here, we strive to be friendly and culturally relevant in décor, music selection, and the messages so as to create an engaging environment for those seeking God. (Connect
    • A disciple-making churchWe believe growing people change, that’s why we strive to make disciples who will be equipped to live out their faith. (Grow)
    • An alive Church  – We believe that saved people serve people, therefore activity and vitality are felt from the moment you walk in our doors; from children in the halls, to lively music, to our involvement in bettering our community, life will exude from our church as we serve one another, and the neighborhoods we live in. (Serve)
    • A missions oriented churchWe believe that found people find people. From Gospel-oriented work around the world, to actively engaging our local community, the mission of Jesus is our mission: “To seek and to save what was lost.” (Share)
 

Core Beliefs

God is …

the One, personal and living God who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All creation came into being by God in which He sustains and is currently redeeming. God the Father desires fellowship with His children in whom he pours His love upon.

Jesus is … 

the eternal, incarnate and sinless Son of God, the Word, who took on human flesh and was born of the virgin Mary. He is truly man and truly divine. All authority has been given to Him. He is the only way to God. Christ was raised bodily by God and is the head of the Church.

The Holy Spirit is …

the eternal, life-giving third person of the Trinity. He glorifies Christ and convicts the world of sin and righteousness. He is the author of the Scriptures. The Spirit indwells believers and the Church as well as bestows gifts to the church for its edification.

Man is …

created in the image of God, both male and female, and is thus valuable and has meaning and purpose. However, all have sinned and fall short of God's glory. Human beings are whole creatures in which the body and the soul/spirit are together and await a future resurrection.

Marriage is …

a union by God between one man and one woman.

The Bible is …

the inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original documents. The Bible is written by human authors moved by the Holy Spirit and is the final authority in matters of faith and practice.

Salvation is …

found only through Jesus’ death on the cross. Considering all have sinned, all are guilty before God, but Jesus came into the world to save sinners. His death was a sacrifice for sins, paid on the cross, redeems sinners by His blood, reconciles sinners back to God. Those who repent, believe, confess, call upon the name of the Lord, with submission in baptism, are saved. 

Baptism is …

where a believer is immersed into relationship with the Trinity, linked with repentance and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, dies to sin through Christ' death, burial, and resurrection, is raised by faith, clothed with Christ, is born again, and becomes saved in the working of God by grace through faith. 

The Lord's Supper is …

a celebration of the New Covenant where Christians thankfully remember Christ, proclaim his death and return, have fellowship with Christ and each other as one body, and is observed at least weekly.

The Church is …

the body and bride of Christ in which Christ is the head of. The Church is to bring people to Jesus by preaching the gospel, making disciples, proclaiming God's excellencies, and doing good works.

The Last Things refers to …

the time when Christ visibly returns to judge the world, then the resurrection of the dead in which believers go to eternal life and unbelievers to eternal separation followed by the transformation of the saved. Sin will be no more and believers spend eternity with God.