TO KNOW GOD AND GLORIFY HIM BY MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST
Our Core Values
Understanding who we are in Christ is the foundation for knowing and glorifying God. We look to God's Word to define our identity as new creations in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17
God wants to see us shaped into the likeness of Jesus. We allow God to form our hearts so we become more like Jesus.
Community is a place we
belong and do life with people who point us to Jesus. We are the body of Christ, representing Jesus' hands and feet on the Earth.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Jesus gave his followers a mission; to make disciples. We serve and love the world sacrificially, just as Jesus has sacrificially given himself for us.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is inerrant in its original writing, and that it is the only infallible rule for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
In one God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:5), creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Colossians 1:16), eternally existing (Psalm 90:2; Revelation 1:8) in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2).
Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:22, 23), and is fully God (John 1:1-4; 8:56-58), and fully man (John 1:14; Philippians 2:6-8). God’s revelation of Himself, His purpose, and His will was completed in Jesus Christ as is recorded in the Bible (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14, 15). During this age, He draws men to God; convicts men of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:7-13); indwells and seals the believer at conversion (1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 14); comforts, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly service (John 14:16, 17, 26; Acts 1:8). The evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the fruit that He produces in believer (Galatians 5:22-25; Matthew 7:16).
Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Man sinned, bringing upon himself both physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God (Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1, 2; Romans 3:23).
Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice (1 Peter 2:21-24; 1 John 2:2); He arose bodily from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-5), and ascended into heaven where He now serves as our advocate (Romans 8:33, 34; 1 John 2:1).
The shed blood of Jesus Christ provides the only basis for salvation to all who believe (Romans 5:1-10; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 18, 19; John 14:6).
We are eternally saved (John 10:27-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5) when we recognize ourselves as sinners (Romans 3:23) and put our faith in Christ, not because of any work we do (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). All who receive Christ through faith are born again in the Holy Spirit (John 1:12; Galatians 3:26).
In the personal, and imminent return of Jesus Christ, and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 6:13-15; Titus 2:13; Revelation 22:20).