What We Believe

What We Believe

  • 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.

Our Values

  • That changed lives are a direct result of biblical truth presented through empowered teaching. The aim of Bible teaching is life transformation.
    2 Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 3:16, 1 Timothy 4:11
  • That God deeply loves lost people and therefore loving all lost people should be the focused priority of the church. This includes the idea of relational evangelism with patience and prayer.
    Matthew 18:10-14, Luke 15, Matthew 28:18-20
  • That the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure. This includes the idea of hearing current issues and questions, then relating and communicating hope through our materials, arts, media, and facilities.
    1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Colossians 4:5
  • That authentic followers of Christ are both learners and leaders. This includes a commitment to spiritual maturity and developing mentor relationships.
    Hebrews 12:1, Titus 2:1-8
  • That seekers of truth should do so at their own pace and not be coerced into premature conclusions or commitments. Our response will follow a seeker’s signals of interest. This includes the process of listening to their story, sharing personal spiritual experiences when appropriate, answering questions, or offering direction and information about spiritual matters when requested.
    1 Peter 3:15-16
  • That authenticity and character-building should be evident in a believer’s life. This includes honesty and integrity, a desire to validate a personal faith in Christ with actions and conduct.
    Philippians 1:27, 1 Peter 4:2, James 1:22
  • That small groups are the best setting for encouraging spiritual growth and life-change in the believer. This includes the ideas of discipleship, a level of transparency, and mutual accountability.
    Acts 2:42-47
  • That excellence honors God and motivates people to a higher level of commitment. This includes the concepts of passion, progress, personal evaluation, and prayer.
    Colossians 3:17, Malachi 1:6-14
  • That the church is to be a community of caring relationships nurtured in God’s love. This includes principles of cooperation, compassion-motivated ministries, groups of people serving together.
    1 Corinthians 13, Hebrews 12:14-15
  • That the pursuit and decision to be fully devoted to Christ and His cause is a natural progression of the Christian life. This includes the concepts of pursuing holiness, committing one’s life entirely to Jesus Christ evidenced through stewardship, servanthood, and attitude.
    Matthew 6:33, 2 Corinthians 7:1
  • That a believer’s spiritual gifts should be discovered, developed, and directed for building the kingdom of God. This includes the concepts of Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience to find your SHAPE for ministry.
    1 Peter 4:10, Philippians 2:3-4,7; Romans 12:4-8
  • That there should be a unity of all believers within a local church, within the community, among denominations, across ethnic and economic barriers. This includes concepts of participation with other churches in ministry, attending functions for unity and solidarity, and actively seeking to understand one another through fellowship and communication.
    Romans 15:19, Romans 15:5, 1 Peter 1:22, Galatians 3:26-28

Nothing happens without prayer. It must be the underlying foundation of all we do.