Making disciples who experience the power of the gospelin their neighborhood.
DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING
DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH COMMUNITY
DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH SERVANTHOOD
We believe that attending our Sunday gatherings is a formative practice and is essential for discipleship. As scripture says, we are not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together.”
We are committed to being discipled and discipling others in relationships as we regularly meet in Grace Communities, Journey Groups, or one-on-one settings.
We believe that God calls us to serve with our most valuable possessions: our time, our treasure, and our talents.
CENTRALITY OF CHRIST
Value the Journey
Living In Community
We believe that Jesus is the gracious savior and king of the earth. Therefore, our lives are lived best in his loving service.
We believe in the tension of personal growth realizing that we are all broken people changing at the pace of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the power of biblical togetherness; knowing and being known so that we can love, serve, and challenge each other in the truth of the Gospel.
Loving Our Neighbors
DEPENDANCE AND TRUST
We believe the Holy Spirit leads us to lay down our lives for the people who cross our paths on a daily basis.
We gladly boast of our need for God and his ability to provide for every area of our lives.
We believe that God’s vision for the church is to gather people of all languages, cultures, ethnicities, places, and socioeconomic backgrounds under the lordship of Christ.
+ The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in all matters of which it speaks.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
+ The Trinity
We believe there is one eternal, almighty and perfect God, who has revealed Himself in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit distinguishable, yet indivisible, and of one and the same substance.
+ Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, true God and true man united in one Person. We believe 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.
John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; John 14:2-3; Luke 1:26-35; 1Corinthians 15:1-4
+ The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who has come to glorify Christ, to convict people of sin, and to draw us to God the Father. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe the Holy Spirit gives us new life, imparts spiritual gifts (as recorded in the New Testament and manifested in the early church), and guides God’s children into all truth.
John 16:8; John 6:13-14; John 3:6; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:18; John 14:16-17, 26
We believe in the creation account as recorded in Genesis, and in the test and fall of man. As a result of the fall, people remain spiritually depraved, separated from God, and unable to attain right standing with God apart from Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:1-3, 24; Acts 20:24; Ephesians 4: 17-24
We believe that salvation of sinful man is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s grace. Salvation is manifested through our repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work of the cross. Through His work, not our own, we obtain the remission of sins, and become God’s children, heir’s of God’s kingdom.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:1, 9, 11
We believe in water baptism in order to fulfill the command of Jesus, and, as a way of demonstrating the supernatural work of new life in Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-39; 4:31; 19:1-6; Romans 6:1-4, Colossians 2:11-12
+ The Church
We believe in one true universal church consisting of genuine believers and in the visible expression of that church in local congregations. Local churches are under the headship of Jesus to propagate the Gospel, make disciples, administer the sacraments (baptism and communion), exercise spiritual discipline, and administrate its entire local works.
Matthew 16:18, 18:15-20; Acts 15:22
+ The Second Coming
We believe in the second coming of Christ physical and visible to judge the living and the dead, receive His church, and to consummate human history in the plan of God.
1Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 22:12; Ephesians 1:10
We believe in eternal life for all true believers and eternal judgment for the lost, Satan, and fallen angels.
John 3:16, 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:10-15