What we believe

If you spend some time with us, you are going to hear us talk about how our mission as a church is to Know Him and Make Him Known. But you might have some questions about who we're talking about or how we go about pursuing this mission. The answers to many (but surely not all) of your questions about who we are and what we believe can be found in our Statement of Faith. Another great place to begin is by checking out our Theological Values below.

1. The Triune God

We believe in one eternal God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, equal in power; Creator of all. (Gen. 1:1-27; Deut. 6:4; Jn. 10:30)

Therefore, we will seek to live a life that honors and glorifies Him. (Matt. 5:16; Eph. 5:1a)

2. The Father

We believe in the perfect Father, unconditional lover of man, merciful, just, and full of grace. (Matt. 5:48; Eph. 4:4-6)

Therefore, we will commit to extending His grace and loving others unconditionally. (2 Corin.1:3-4; Eph. 3:17-18)

3. Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, shed His blood as a perfect sacrifice, and was raised from the dead for all who believe in Him. (John 1:14; 1 John 2:2)

Therefore, we will honor His sacrifice with our obedience. (Ps. 22:23; 2 Cor. 4:10-11)

4. The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit, the promised indwelling counselor, convicts us of sin, imparts spiritual gifts, and teaches all truth. (John 14:16, 26; Rom. 8:26-27)

Therefore, as we accept the truth and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will live our lives with purpose, using our spiritual gifts for God’s glory and proclaiming the Truth. (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:25)

5. The Bible

We believe the Bible, the living Word of God, instructs and equips God’s people, and is to be honored and cherished. (2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:12)

Therefore, we will continually study and live according to His Word, teaching and equipping others. (Deut. 6:6-9; James 1:22-25; 1 Pet. 3:15)

6. Humankind, Sin, and Salvation

We believe man is created by God, separated from Him by sin, and reunited by the blood of Christ. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 10:9)

Therefore, fully understanding the consequences of sin, we will seek every opportunity to share God’s Word with others. (Mark 16:16; 1 Thes. 1:7; Rom. 10:10)

7. The Church

We believe the church is a body of people seeking God, loving all, and sharing the Good News of Christ. (Eph. 2:19-22; Heb. 10:24-25)

Therefore, we will be a people building relationships, sharing Christ, and encouraging individual encounters with God. (1 Thes. 5:11; 1 Pet. 4:8-11)

8. Prayer

We believe prayer is intimate communication with God: listening, praising, confessing, and seeking His will. (Eph. 6:18, Phil. 4:6; 1 John 5:14-15)

Therefore, we will have a continuous conversation with God, drawing near with sincerity, seeking to experience a deeper trust and relationship in Him. (Jer. 33:3; 1 Thes. 5:17)

9. Worship

We believe worship is willingly expressing love to God by surrendering our body, mind, soul, and spirit for God’s glory. (John 4:24; Rom. 12:2)

Therefore, we will worship Him in all areas, through all circumstances, and with all that we are. (Ps. 63:1-5; Ps. 95:1-6; 1 Chron. 16:23-31)