If you were to ask us to describe ourselves in one sentence, we would say that we’re a group of people who demonstrates our love for Jesus and for people through our mission:
to follow Jesus & to inspire others to follow him too.
We’re passionate about demonstrating such love not only through our mission but also by engaging our church community & growing spiritually. Further, we believe grace and authenticity are central to how we not only love one another in our church community but also in our neighborhood. We will “inspire others” to follow Jesus when we follow him by implementing these values:
We value mission because it inspires people to follow Jesus.
We value church community because it’s the body of Christ.
We value spiritual growth because it strengthens us in the knowledge & stature of Christ.
We value grace because it displays Christ.
We value authenticity because we have freedom in Christ.
Within our major doctrines, or essential beliefs, we have unity. Within our minor doctrines, or nonessential beliefs, we have liberty. However, within all of our doctrines and beliefs, we show love. Below are our major doctrines or essential beliefs that we as a church embrace.
About the Scriptures:
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life:
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church:
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.