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Our affection is for Christ, compelling us to honor one another as family.

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Our aim is to help move young and old believers toward maturity in Christ.

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Our action is driven by the need for the Gospel in our city and around the world.

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Our ache is to powerfully express His Kingdom in every area of life. 

 

core beliefs


Who is God?

We believe there is only one, true and living God whose divine nature is undivided. God is not limited by space or time and is eternally self-existent. He created the heavens and earth in the beginning, making them perfectly good. His character defines goodness. In complete unity, God is expressed in three divine persons the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although their functions are different their power and authority are equal.

Who is Jesus Christ?

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He has been active in creation from the beginning and came into the world through the virgin birth. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of every person. His death on the cross provides full substitution for sin and meets the desire of God the Father for perfection. He was buried and rose bodily from the dead. Belief in his life, death, and resurrection restore right relationship with God and give salvation for all.

Who is the holy spirit?

We believe the Holy Spirit has been active in creation from the beginning. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God on earth, convicting people of sin, and assurance of salvation. For believers, the Holy Spirit guides into all truth, and by his indwelling power enables them to live holy and minister supernaturally. The fruit of the Spirit are evidence of maturity.

Who is the church?

We believe the Church is the baptized family of believers and Body of Christ saved into spiritual life through Christ, united by a covenant of faith, devoted to obedience of all His commands, and a desire to advance the Gospel of His Kingdom. The church exists to glorify God by bringing spiritually-dead people into the family of God through the work of the Holy Spirit. The church identifies with and remembers Christ through the ordinances of baptism and communion.

Sin

We believe man is created in the image of God and favored over all creation. Adam and Eve freely chose to disobey God. As a result, they were separated from God (spiritual death) and the process of physical death began. Every human being has inherited the sinful nature from Adam and are totally lost prior to right relationship with God through salvation. This restored relationship with God is not gained by human efforts. Each person has intrinsic worth and dignity, made to be loved and valued by all.

Salvation

We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. The blood of Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Salvation occurs when faith is placed in the death and resurrection of Jesus as sufficient payment for sin. Salvation is a gift from God apart from human merit.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is completely inspired and the authoritative Word of God bearing an authority superior to that of the Church. The Holy Scriptures in their entirety, down to every word of the original writings, were given by divine inspiration. We hold the Bible as our final standard for faith and daily life.

eternity

We believe every person was made to live forever. The choice of eternity rests on man’s willingness to receive the invitation for communion with God forever through salvation in Christ, or reject the invitation and remain separated forever. Communion and fellowship with God forever is Heaven; death and separation from God forever is Hell. Heaven and Hell are real places.

what happens in the future?

We believe God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of Jesus, continues through the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ. When He returns to earth and God, in His own time and in His own way, brings the world to an end. The lost will be given to eternal separation from God, while the righteous will receive eternal life and relationship with Christ forever.