BELIEFS & VALUES

What we believe. What we stand for.

BELIEFS

ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the entire Bible—Old Testament and New Testament—is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

ABOUT GOD
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

 ABOUT HUMANITY
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him, but turned their back on God through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

ABOUT SALVATION
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

 ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. Every Christ-follower has Christian duties to honor God and serve others.

 ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The Church consists of those who have trusted, by faith, in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.  The Church has set aside the first day of the week to worship God and serve others.

ABOUT ETERNITY
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind and everyone will spend eternity in either heaven or hell.

 MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY
Marriage has been instituted by God and is described in the Bible. We define marriage as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with this definition of marriage. Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage.  Hence, sexual activities outside of marriage, including but not limited to adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality and pedophilia, are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the church.

VALUES

PRAYER LEADS US
We understand that without prayer leading us, our human desires may end up getting in the way and failing us. Every worship experience, every decision, every ministry, and event will be lead with fervent prayer.

SCRIPTURE GUIDES US
We will challenge each other to daily seek God’s guidance through scripture, and to then apply it to our lives.

ENGAGE THE NOT-YETS
We will do anything short of sin to engage those who have not-yet embraced Jesus Christ in our communities.

EQUIP ONE ANOTHER
We will never lose sight of equipping each other through prayer, worship, scripture, accountability, groups, serving and more. We will challenge each other to continue taking next steps in our walk with Christ and in our leadership.

LOVE THE FORGOTTEN
We will always be mindful of those in need. We will create ministries and partner with other ministries to provide help, hope, and love for orphans, widows, homeless and the broken.

PLANT THE FUTURE
We will shape the future by teaching our children the importance of embracing Jesus.
We will raise up new leaders to plant future churches in surrounding cities, states and countries.

GET UP AND GO
We will get uncomfortable. We will step into the unknown. We will be bold and daring when it comes to advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

CHAMPION THE CHURCH
We will support and defend the vision and mission of our church. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those God has chosen to lead it.