WHAT WE BELIEVE
... Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
…Creating a church that unchurched people will love to attend and where experienced disciples of Jesus don't just watch ministry; they do ministry.
…Creating environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
What We Believe
About God: 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.
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. We believe the Bible is God's self-revealing story of redemption, grace, and a life changing invitation to take a step towards Christ.
About Humanity: 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.
About Salvation: 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 God's commands 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.
About the Sacraments: We believe that God established two "means of grace": Baptism and the Lord's Supper. In these, God has attached his promise of forgiveness and salvation with a visible element. In Baptism God has connected his promise with water and in the Lord's Supper, with bread and wine. Baptism and the Lord's Supper provide all those who trust God's promise with the assurance of salvation and the forgiveness of sins.