Growing Christ-like in Character
WE BELIEVE that the pursuit of Christ-like character and personal wholeness is normal for every believer.
Spiritual practices like prayer and reading the Bible deepen our relationship with God and form us to be more like Christ. We value the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause. As a church, we provide biblical teaching and encourage continuous growth in each member.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching.” – Acts 2:42
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2
(Psalm 42:1-2; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 12:1)
Reaching Out in Compassion
WE BELIEVE in reaching whoever we can with the love and grace of God.
God cares deeply for every single person and desires that none should perish but all come to a saving relationship with God in Christ. It is our desire to reach others with the good news about Jesus Christ. We offer a safe place for spiritual searchers to investigate the life changing message of Christ in culturally relevant ways without compromising biblical principles.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” -Luke 19:10
“To the weak, I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” – 1 Corinthians 9:22
(Acts 2: 47b; 1 Timothy 3:9; 2 Peter 3:9)
Activating Our Gifts in Service
WE BELIEVE that serving one another through our God-given gifts results in a healthy church and individual fulfillment in life.
Every believer has a spiritual gift, talent and passion that God can use to bless our church and others. We utilize our time, talent and treasures in a manner that pleases the Lord. God designed His church to work as a team so each of us has something important to contribute. So we appreciate each contribution and provide opportunities for people to get involved.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10
“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts, and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12
(Acts 2: 45b; Romans 12: 4-6; Ephesians 4: 11-13)
Connecting in Authentic Relationships
WE BELIEVE that life-change happens best in the context of relationships.
Every person belongs and should have opportunities through the church to know and be known, love and be loved, serve and be served, and celebrate and be celebrated. Our deepest relationships will be found in smaller groups where we can encourage each other to walk with the Lord. As a church, we provide opportunities for members to connect in community.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
(Acts 2: 42, 44, 46; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Exalting God in Worship
WE BELIEVE that passion for the Lord should undergird everything we do, for we are first and foremost, a “community of worshipers.”
Worship is the expression of devotion, honor, gratitude, delight, and love that we give to our Lord and Savior. As a church, we seek to glorify God in everything that we do. We strive to provide a place where God’s presence is felt so that people will actively respond by surrendering lives to Him as their act of worship.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” – Romans 12:1
“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-38
(John 4:23; Acts 2: 42, 47a; 1 Peter 2:9)