OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE:
“HELP PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW JESUS”
OUR CORE BELIEFS
WE ARE GOSPEL-CENTERED
Every church has a set of deeply rooted values or characteristics that define it. We often describe our church’s DNA as being “Gospel-Centered.” This means we believe the Gospel radically influences every area of our lives. There are three primary areas of the Christian life – WORSHIP, GROWTH, and SERVICE. In each of these areas we are called to respond in different ways.
We believe that the God of the Bible, the only God, has revealed himself as Creator, Judge, Redeemer, and Father. God is infinite in power and wisdom, perfect in holiness, overflowing with love and grace. God is passionate about reconciling people to Himself, and He has an eternal plan to restore the universe that cannot be stopped by anyone or anything.
We believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the divine Son of God, the Lord of the universe, and the only way to God. By His death and resurrection, Jesus delivers us from sin and death, He remains alive today as the leader of his Church, and He will one day return to judge the living and the dead. Jesus’ model of intimacy with the Father, obedience to His will, and sacrificial love for people provides the pattern for His followers to imitate.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s personal presence in the world, the church, and individual believer. The Spirit seals followers of Jesus as part of the new creation, convicts the world of sin and unbelief, and empowers believers to experience, know, become like, and testify to Jesus. The Spirit empowers the church to wage war against the forces of evil.
Learning God’s Word AND putting it into practice is what following Jesus is all about. (Matthew 7:24-29, 1 Corinthians 8:1-3)
We want to remove the obstacles that keep people far from God and help bring people back to Him. We believe church should meet people where they are in life and use contemporary language and popular culture as a means to share the timeless truth of God’s Word. (Matthew 9:9-13, Acts 17:19-23, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
We believe that the Church is a community of Jesus’ disciples, called out from the world and blessed by God to be a blessing to others. As the body of Christ, the Church is where all different types of people come together in the name of Jesus. The Church lives together in community to love God, to love one another, and to continue Jesus’ mission in the world.
We want to be known as a people who are generous – giving of our money, our talents, our time, whatever God would ask of us. (2 Corinthians 9:11)