What We Believe
Called To Love
Jesus says that the greatest commandment is to love God, and the second is to love your neighbor.(Matt 22:36-40) As Christians we are invited into a life of love by our savior. In the church, we learn better how to love God through worship and our neighbors through fellowship and community. Our gatherings on Sunday and throughout the week become an expression of our love for God and an opportunity to practice the radical love, compassion and acceptance modeled by Jesus.
Learn more about our Gatherings Here
Sent To Serve
Throughout his earthly ministry, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to spread the good news of salvation, heal the sick, care for the poor, and more. Jesus also explained to his followers that he came to serve and not be served, that the last shall be first, and that his ministry was about service to the poor, the sick, and the outcast. We have received a calling to participate in the Mission of God to the world by taking our love and compassion and sharing it with everyone we meet. As the Body of Christ, we must go and care for the broken, the lost, the hurt. We must stand up for the poor, the voiceless, the oppressed. We must share the life-changing news of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. In short, we are called to serve our community and our world, especially those who need it the most.
See some of our service projects Here
Rooted In Christ
Before sin existed in the world, people lived in harmony with God and each other. The book of Genesis talks about man and woman walking in the garden with God, totally open and unhindered by sin. After sin entered the world, it damaged this relationship, making it impossible to approach God in the same way. It wasn’t until Christ came, that man’s relationship with God could be restored.Through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, our sins were forgiven and a right relationship with God was again possible. Everything we do is possible through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. It is in response to Christ's love that we love, and in response to Christ's service that we serve.
We believe in the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We hold Jesus Christ as Lord over all things, before and after. We believe in the inerrancy of scripture. We believe that it is divinely inspired by God and transmitted through his people. We also believe that in submitting to the teachings of Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit of God, which is the counselor and guide to understanding both the Bible and God. It is through the presence of the Holy Spirit that we have the strength to love people who hate us, selflessly care for others and strive to become better human beings. Without this strength, these things would be nearly impossible. We also believe that the Church is the manifestation of Christ on the earth and it is our job to continue his work... in other words, to care for the broken and to include the forgotten. We hope that through our relationship with Christ, we will be lights to a darkened world and a good example of Christ for those around us.
For more on what we believe, follow our podcast, Well Versed, where we discuss difficult topics of faith and how to live as a Christian in the world of the 21st century.