Mission & Beliefs

Our Mission

We have one Mission, and that is to reach the unchurched and awaken the spiritually restless to love God and love people.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that there are essential beliefs and non-essential beliefs. Most of the time people get caught up in the non-essentials and miss the point of why Jesus came and what He did for us. In the non-essentials, we have liberty. We don’t expect or want everyone to think exactly the same about every issue of theology or doctrine. There are, however, several essentials that we believe, as a church, we must be unified around and support wholeheartedly. These are the essentials …

One God

We believe that there is one God and that by Him all things are created. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchaging, perfect, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. God is completely good, loving, compassionate and faithful to His people and His promises. (Deut 32:39; 1 Sam 2:2; Is 44:8; Mk 12:32; Lk 18:19; 1 Cor 8:6; 12:18)

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is truth without any mixture or error and is completely relevant to our lives today. The Bible is the basis for everything we believe and the foundation for everything we teach and do. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21; Prov 30:5; Rom 16:25-26)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus, being in nature God, born of a virgin, gave up His divine priviledges and left the comfort of heaven, taking on the humble position of a servant, to be born into the chaos and corruption of fallen humanity. He lived innocently, died unjustly and rose again to conquer sin and death, providing a way for man to be eternally reconciled to God. (Jn 1:1, 14, 20:28; 1 Tim 3:16; Is 9:6; Phil 1:21-23, 2:5-6, 3:21; 1 Tim 2:5; Matt 1:18, 23-25; Lk 1:27-35, 24:16, 36, 39; Is 7:14, 1 Jn 1:7; Rev 1:5, 5:9; Col 1:20; Rom 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29; 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor 15:42, 44)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s presence with mankind and convicts all people for sin. For believers, the Spirit renews the soul, empowers Christ-like living, imparts spiritual gifts, and guides people into all truth. (Joel 2:28-29; Matt 3:11; Mk 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6; Heb 2:4; Rom 1:11, 12:4-8; Eph 4:16; 2 Tim 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Cor 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Pet 4:10)

Three-in-One

We believe that God exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority, all actively operating in complete unity to bring salvation to people and restoration to the world. (1 Jn 5:7; Gen 1:26; Matt 3:16-17; Lk 1:35; Is 9:6; Heb 3:7-11)

The Value of People

We believe that people are created in the image of God and are the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot be reconciled to God through his own effort. Every human is uniquely created, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. (Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21, 8:11, 29, 12:1-2; Jer 1:5, 29:11; 1 Thes 4:3, 5:23; 2 Cor 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thes 2:1-3; Heb 2:11; John 1:12, 14:17, 23, 15:4; Rev 3:20)

The Choice of Eternity

We believe that people were created to exist forever – either in communion with God through forgiveness and salvation, which is only found in Jesus, or eternally separated from God by sin. God honors each person’s choice for separation or communion. (Matt 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41; Jn 17:24; 2 Cor 5:1; Heb 9:27, 11:16; 1 Pet 1:4; Mk 9:43-48; Rev 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)

The Gift of Salvation

We believe that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. The blood of Jesus, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people recognize and confess their sin and place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. (Jn 3:16, 6:44, 65; Eph 2:8-9; Gal 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Rom 10:9-10; Acts 2:21, 3:19, 16:31; Heb 9:22; I John 1:9-10)

The Ministry of the Church

We believe that the church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Jesus. It is committed to the teachings of Jesus, to obeying all His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The church is not perfect because it involves imperfect people. But Jesus is perfect and He is the one and only true head of the church. The church works together in love and unity, with the ultimate goal of following and honoring Jesus. (Matt 16:18; Acts 9:31, 20:28; Eph 1:22, 3:10, 21, 5:23, 25, Col 1:18; 24, Acts 2:42-47)

The Return of Christ

We believe that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of Jesus, that it continues through the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ when He returns to earth in the rapture. After which there will be a final judgment and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth where we will either live forever in communion with God or be eternally separated from God. (Matt 24:30; 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thes 4:15-17; 2 Thes 1:7-8; Rev 1:7)