We are convinced that the two greatest apologetics for the triune God of the Bible are the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and a supernaturally reconciled, kingdom-bringing church

We are committed to calling the unconvinced and the overlooked to put their faith in God’s only Son, and to showing them how to become obvious followers of Jesus. We firmly believe that God uses the church, as the primary means to nurture new believers to become missional disciples. Thus, demonstrating that God’s eternal purpose truly is to bring all things under the lordship of Christ, to form a new, incredibly diverse humanity, in anticipation of eternity.

In order to accomplish our mission and embody our vision, we must delineate the following ministry goals:

  • To worship God with a contagious passion, and in ways which reflect, and honor the Lord’s amazing creativity and diversity;
  • To reach out everywhere to the unconvinced and the overlooked, calling them to repentance from sin with the enduring message of hope, that is, Jesus Christ, and what he values most;
  • To equip God’s people with a solid biblical and theological foundation, a hunger for deeper fellowship, a willingness to serve and sacrifice for others, and a heart for the lost and the least;
  • To build redemptive communities wherever our people live, work, or study, so that they might grow in their love for God, their neighbors, and their communities; and
  • To nurture families, children, youth, young adults, and adults, so that they become faithful followers of Christ, authentic and available ministers of reconciliation, healing, and transformation.

Statement of Beliefs

We worship the triune God of the Bible, who is eternally one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This one, true God, is most clearly revealed to us in the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

We proclaim the Good News of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, knowing that salvation — forgiveness of sins, release from guilt and condemnation, reconciliation with God — and eternal life are granted in grace to all who trust in Jesus Christ, as Savior and Lord. This Gospel is the central message of the Bible.

We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testament, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final written authority, and trustworthy for faith and practice. It is to be interpreted responsibly, under the guidance of the Spirit of God within the community of faith. The primary purpose of the Bible is to point to Jesus Christ, the living Lord of the church.

We hold the Scriptures, the Old and New Testament, as our final authority. We accept no humanly devised confession or creed as binding.

We affirm that God is sovereign over all, and that this sovereignty is expressed, and realized through Jesus Christ. Therefore, we affirm the lordship of Christ over the world and the church. We joyously confess that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord.

We are called in loyalty to Jesus Christ, to proclaim the power of the Spirit of God, the Good News of God’s reconciling grace, and to declare the saving power of the Gospel to every human being and to every human institution. We celebrate Christ’s charge to “make disciples of all the nations”, and bear witness to God’s redeeming reign in human affairs.

We are summoned to this mission, in common, with all Christians. With the whole body of Christ, we also believe that God has been revealed in Jesus Christ, as in no other, and that “for God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself” — 2 Corinthians 5:19. We anticipate the day “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” — Philippians 2:10-11.

Therefore, we believe:

  • That the Bible is the final authority, and trustworthy for faith and practice. It is to be interpreted responsibly, under the guidance by the Spirit of God within the community of faith;
  • That the church is a gathered fellowship of regenerated believers, a sign of the coming universal reign of God;
  • That the freedom to respond to the lordship of Christ, in all circumstances, is fundamental to the Gospel, and to human dignity; and
  • That witness to Christ is the ongoing task of every Christian, and of every church.