We exist to help people discover the love of Jesus Christ and a lifelong journey with Him.
The following core values are the consistent, passionate and distinctive convictions that determine our priorities, influence our decisions, and are demonstrated by our behavior. They are based on the original church described in Acts 2:42-47.
We aren't in the business of changing people. Instead, we strive to create a culture where people can work out their stuff with Jesus at their own pace. (Colossians 3:17)
We all have our own stuff that has disconnected us from God. We believe that Jesus is the only way to reconnect with Him. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6, 8)
Encouraging friendships centered on Jesus. We believe that pursuing truth together is the best way to live it out and apply that truth. Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-35
We try to present our best understanding of God's Word in a creative and uncomplicated way, while attempting to balance grace and truth. (John 1:14)
We recognize that God distributes time, talents & resources to everyone in order to equip the Church & to serve the world like Jesus. (Romans 12, Galatians 5)
We will intentionally leverage our influence in the world for the purpose of helping people discover the awesome love of Jesus Christ. (Mark 2, Matthew 28)
While faithful, Bible-believing Christians may disagree upon finer points of theology, we think every Christian can and should agree on the following:
We believe that there is one true God, the creator of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As Creator, God seeks justice. As Father, he provides grace. (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,14; John 14:26; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe that Jesus is both human and divine. Jesus is God's only begotten Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, voluntarily died on the cross for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father and acts as a 'go between' on our behalf. One day Jesus will return and initiate the end of human history on earth. (John 1:1-18; Acts 2:22-41; Philippians 2:1-11)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. The Holy Spirit provides us power to overcome sin, insight into God's Word, and personal direction in life. All believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit at conversion, giving us the power and motivation to pursue spiritual maturity in Christ. Through the Holy Spirit, each person in the body of Christ is given certain gifts to use in ministry. (Luke 11:13; John 16:13; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:11)
We believe the Bible is God's inspired word and was given to provide instruction for what we should believe and how we should live our lives. We believe that the Bible is accurate and reliable, was written under direct inspiration from God, and it is to be followed by all Christians. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe that a human being's central purpose for existence is to have a close and personal relationship with God. We are created for that purpose. As humans we defied God, choosing to go our own independent way, and because of this were separated from Him. This 'separation' took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have been separated and are in need of God's forgiveness and grace. We all can be forgiven by God and have a close, personal relationship with Him by believing that Jesus is God's son, repenting of our sin, confessing our faith in Jesus' power to save us, and being immersed in water as an outward sign of our inner faith. (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:23, 10:9; 1 John 1:9)