What we Believe

About God: We believe there is one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinite in power and

knowledge, perfect in justice, goodness, and love, eternally existent in three persons: Father,

Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 6:4, 7:8-9, 10:17-18, 32:4; Psalm 9:7-8,

24:1-2, 33:5-6, 107:1, 140:12, 145:8-9, 147:5-6; Isaiah 30:18, 46:9-10; Matthew 28:19; John

1:1-3, 14:6-26; Acts 17:28; Romans 1:20, 5:8, 8:38-39, 11:33-34; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians

1:19-20, 2:4-5, 4:4-6; Hebrews 1:3; James 1:17; 1 John 4:10; Revelation 4:11)

About The Bible: We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

(Psalm 119:105; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

About Humankind: We believe God created the first man and woman in perfect relationship with Himself and

each other, but that they and all people everywhere have sinned against God and face the

judgment of God. (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 64:6; Matthew 12:35-37; John 3:18, 8:24; Romans

2:12, 3:10-18, 23, 5:12-19, 6:23, 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 2:1-3; Colossians

3:5-6; Hebrews 9:27; James 4:17; 1 John 1:8)

About Jesus: We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in

His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily

resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in

power and glory. (Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 24:30-31; Luke 1:26-35, 23:26—24:53; John 1:1;

10:37-38; Acts 1:11, 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 4:15,

9:22, 27-28; 10:1-10)

About Salvation: We believe people can receive forgiveness for sins and be reconciled with God only through

faith in Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 26:28; John

14:6; Acts 3:18-19; 4:12, 20:21; Romans 3:21-26, 5:5, 8:10-11, 15; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21;

Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:9)

About the Holy Spirit: We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is

enabled to live a godly life. (John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, Romans 8:5-16, 26-27, 1 Corinthians

6:19-20; Galatians 5:16-25)

About The Resurrection: We believe the resurrection of Jesus Christ ensures that every person who has faith in Jesus

Christ will be resurrected to an eternal life with God. We believe that every person who does

not have faith in Jesus Christ will be resurrected to an eternal condemnation and separation

from God. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 3:16-18, 5:21-29; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23,

51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 20:11-15)

About Unity: We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:20-23; 1

Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:3-6).

Our Core Values

These core values help guide us in everything that we do. They shape the way we do ministry, live life,  treat one another, and relate to our community. 

TRANSFORMATION. We open our minds and hearts to be transformed by the living God as we worship Him in spirit and truth.

LIVING TRUTH. We are doers of God’s word, applying the gospel to every area of life.

INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY. We build authentic friendships because God created us to give and receive encouragement and challenge.

UNITY AND DIVERSITY. We celebrate our unity with every follower of Jesus while we embrace their diversity. With Jesus at the center, we believe every person and group adds value to the whole and enhances our understanding of God.

EMPOWERMENT. We share leadership and decentralize our ministry by empowering people into leaders.

JOYFUL GENEROSITY. Inspired by God’s indescribable gift to us, we joyfully give our time, talents, and resources to demonstrate God’s love, meet people’s needs, and further His mission.

MISSION OF GOD. We join God’s mission as He reconciles future missionaries to Himself through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We discern our community’s systemic needs and envision creative ways the gospel can give our community life.

INVITATION. God loves and has a purpose for people who aren’t with us yet, so we invite the future.

WHOLE GOSPEL. We announce, in word and action, a gospel of abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven.

PARTNERSHIP. When people combine their wisdom, experience, and resources, synergy increases our impact exponentially. We partner locally, regionally, and globally to shine the light of Christ brightly.