Beliefs, Values, and Statement of Faith

Our Beliefs

We believe that God is real and relational. God is love. We believe nothing just happens. We believe the Bible is God's book to humanity. God heals people to demonstrate His love to them. Jesus is God and He makes Himself known to us. Through the Holy Spirit, God reveals to people their need for Him. God offers us new life through Jesus Christ. The Church is to be a place where God makes Himself known to all peoples.  

Our Values

Our values are beliefs that we hold in common and endeavor to put into practice and use to guide us as we do God’s work. We value worshiping together in a way that inspires people to draw close to God and express sincere appreciation for who He is and what He has done. We value the development of authentic Christian community among believers that produces intimate relationship with God and other believers and results in ministry to and development of the whole person. We value evangelism that develops appropriate ministries and encourages believers to cultivate authentic relationships with non-Christian people to identify with their basic needs and lead them into relationship with Jesus Christ. We value the growth of loving relationships among believers in our congregation. We value humility from our people and multiculturalism that encourages interest in many cultures within our communities and society. We value our leaders to be servants who are honest and real while fulfilling their calling. We value organic grassroots ministries designed to help believers discover, develop and exercise their God-given spiritual gifts as well as their natural talents and acquired skills in life and ministry. We value flexible and fluid  ministry structures that contribute effectively and efficiently to the fulfillment of our mission and vision. Click here for a complete list of our values.  

Our Statement of Faith

God: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. Holy Bible: The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. Redemption: Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell. Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation: We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Sanctification: Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. New Covenant: The new covenant is God’s promise to believers. The Church: The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Resurrection: Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation. Second Coming: Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. Click here for a complete statement of faith.