beliefs

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place. 


core values


We cannot fulfill Christ's mission alone as individuals.  We are a Church because God wants us to be and do something together.  We are a Community because we represent Christ through our unified diversity.  Our ultimate goal is to bring His Kingdom to earth, as it is in Heaven.

The four arrows of our logo represent our four-fold description of God's design for His Church.  To the extent that we engage in these activities, we fulfill God's purposes in our midst.

believe  
Reaching lost people for Christ is a priority of the church collectively and of each believer individually.  It is our desire to share, as widely and effectively as possible, the good news of God's forgiveness in Christ.  God equips and calls believers into a variety of vocations and ministries, and within that context each person is to be a witness by word and deed to the Lord Jesus Christ.  God offers His love to all without distinction and is concerned that believers achieve their full potential in Christ.  The proclamation of the Gospel should be accompanied by genuine love and concern for all, and for the whole person.

belong
True community happens when the masks come off, conversations get deep, hearts get vulnerable, lives are shared, accountability is invited, and tenderness flows.  True community happens when people really do belong to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.  A church that honors God is a church where people genuinely care about each other, support each other, and accept each other's weaknesses.  It is hard work to establish and maintain that kind of relational health, yet it is of tremendous importance; for Jesus said, "All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

become
One of the primary goals of the church must be the life-transformation of each of its members.  This requires a strong program of Bible teaching and training in discipleship and evangelism.  Yet, more importantly, it involves the nurturing of the relationship we have with Christ within the context of the Christian community.  The Body of Christ is composed of interdependent members, each having received from the Holy Spirit gifts which are to be exercised for the upbuilding of the whole body and for the bearing of one another's spiritual and temporal burdens.  Therefore, we encourage the development and use of those spiritual gifts.

be sent
In addition to the proclamation of the Gospel, the Church has been commissioned by Christ to extend to the world His own ministry of compassion and protest against evil.  The church can never settle for its own comfort in a world wracked by moral decay, political corruption and oppression, violence and crime, and other social scourges that require solutions and interventions informed by Scriptural imperatives.  Without manipulating political power to impose Christian standards on a secular and pluralisitc society, the church is commanded to act as a conscience to the world by demonstrating the love and righteousness of God in both word and deed.