Welcome Home- You belong to this church before you believe or "behave." This is the message of grace.
One Step - Everyone can grow, but each person has one step that God has for them to take next. You take them one step at a time; you don’t have to do it all in one day.
One Soul - Be the one to reach the one and bring them to Christ.
Generous Hearts - We give and add value, especially when it’s difficult because God blesses us to be a blessing.
Church is a Gathering - We gather as friends and family, not a crowd of strangers. When church feels too big, we join in small groups to keep the relationship real.
Dream Team - We serve whenever and however is needed, releasing the dream of God in each person's heart.
When you walk out these values, we believe your love for life will grow to a place beyond what you could imagine.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
It is the infallible, inerrant Word of God. IT is the only supernaturally-inspired, written revelation from God to man, and it is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 2:22
There is one true God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has revealed Himself as externally existent in three-part Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) who are co-equal. Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, and the second person of the Trinity. He was born of a virgin through miraculous conception. He lived a sinless life, offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for all sins, died on the cross, and arose after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He sits at the right hand of God as the exclusive mediator between God and man and will return again to earth to rule and reign. Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 28:1-6, Acts 1:9, Acts 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:4-5
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, equal with God the Father and Jesus the Son. He remains on earth as the Comforter for every Believer, empowering them with an understanding of spiritual truth. There is a separate and distinct infilling of the Holy Spirit for the endowment of power which is subsequent to the salvation experience. There are nine fruits of the Spirit that are evidence of a Spirit-filled life and spiritual maturity. John 14:16-17, John 14:26, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:31, 1 Corinthians 14, Galatians 5:22-23
Fall of Man
We were created in the image and likeness of God. Adam’s voluntary choice to disobey God, however, led to the first sin, which brought into effect a cursed Earth, began the process of physical death, and caused spiritual separation from God. We exist in eternal separation from God unless we accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:1-7, Genesis 3:17, Romans 5:12-21
Salvation of Man
Faith in Jesus Christ is the sole source of salvation from sin and reconciliation with God. Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can man be returned to a right relationship with God. John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 4:4-5, Romans 6:23, Galatians 4:4-7, Hebrews 8:12, Hebrews 10:17
Baptism by immersion is a public profession of our faith and is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is our testimony to others that we have chosen to die to sin and have now been raised to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Hebrews 10:22
The Lord’s Supper consists of the bread representing the broken body of Jesus Christ and the cup representing His shed blood. It is both a memorial of Jesus’ suffering and death as well as a celebration of our salvation. 1 Corinthians 11:26, 2 Peter 1:4
The Church and its Mission
The Church is the body of Christ, made up of all those who are Believers in the one true God and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. The collective purpose of the Church is to worship God, equip Believers for ministry, and fulfill the Great Commission. Mark 16:15-20, 1 Corinthians 12:12-28, Ephesians 4:11-13
Every person ever created will either exist forever in the Kingdom of Heaven with God or in Hell– forever separated from God. Where a person spends eternity depends entirely on their decision to choose or refuse forgiveness and salvation. Once a person dies a physical death, this choice is final. No power in the universe can separate a Believer from God. Conversely, nothing can be done for an unbeliever who dies apart from God. Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 2:1-9, Romans 8:35, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Corinthians 4:5, Revelation 20:10-15, Revelation 21:1-22
Women In Ministry
Throughout Scripture in the Old and New Testaments God uses women to lead, teach, and represent Divine authority to both men and women. We believe the needs of our world, for whom Christ died, are so enormous, that every believer needs to be mobilized, equipped, released to fulfill the calling of God with the gifting of the Holy Spirit without regard to restrictions of gender, race or age. To read more about our position on this subject, click here.
Absolutes, Convictions, Preferences
Scripture is the absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice. As such, it is the final word on what is absolute. Outside of the Scriptural realm of absolutes, convictions are those areas that do not have eternal consequences in which Believers can differ as the interpretation of God’s Word. Preferences are neither absolutes nor convictions; rather, they are reflective of one’s desires based on traditions or individual taste.