We are a church family that believes that everything flows out of a right relationship with God. Once we as individuals start that journey, some powerful things begin to happen. We begin to learn how the wisdom of Scripture and grace of God can practically lead us step by step in every aspect of our lives. In our jobs, our marriages, our families or even our hopes and dreams, God will show us what exciting and awesome opportunities we have as we faithfully follow Him. When we start that journey as a church, we believe God directs us in the following.
First, we seek to glorify the name of Jesus Christ in everything we do. The Bible tells us that “He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.” As we love God by making Him the focus of all we do, His power and purpose is our guide. Instead of us becoming known, He is made known.
Second, we strive to show people the love of Christ. The Bible tells us that “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us.” If that’s the example that He showed us, that’s what we want to follow. We want to find out how we can serve your family, not after you do something for us, but before you even walk through the door.
Lastly, we desire to transform the nations around us through giving and compassion opportunities. We believe that as a country living in abundance we should give to those in need, but also because it’s something that God calls us too. In the book of Isaiah, God calls the people to be involved in “breaking the chains of injustice”, “sharing food with the hungry”, and “providing the poor wanderer with shelter.” We give to multiple organizations and projects around the world in order to fulfill this calling. We also continue to look for ways in our own city to serve others through community service.
We would love for you to be a part of our church family and to help you find out what exciting things God has in store for you as you follow Him.
What We Believe
God is the creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1Peter 1:2
Man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; I John 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of King and Lord of Lord's.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3
Salvation is a gift from God to men. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by turning from a life of sin and trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. At salvation the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian. He guides Christians into all spiritual truth and produces the fruit of the Spirit in the Christian's life. The empowering of the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father, is available for every Christian.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 2:4; Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:25
The Bible is God's Word to all men. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6
Because of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, humanity can experience the healing power of God.
Isaiah 53:5; I Peter 2:24-25