MISSION, VALUES, & BELIEFS
WE EXIST TO BUILD LIFE-LONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
We believe that is accomplished through these four MISSION statements.
We are developing a life-changing relationship with God and others.
We are cultivating a love for & obedience to God’s Word.
We let go of selfishness daily and pursue a heart of servanthood.
We are boldly sharing our faith with the world.
- The Bible is our blueprint for living.
- All people matter to God and us.
- We are pastoring a city.
- Life-change happens in the context of meaningful relationships.
- Teamwork makes the dream work.
- No one is perfect.
- Bold prayers honor God.
- We resolve conflict in a Biblical Manner. R3 – (Right time, Right place, Right spirit)
- Always ask “why?”
- Do everything with excellence.
- Faith is the foundation of the family.
- We will always be real.
We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant, and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory first to rapture His church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), and second, to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6).
We believe in the finality of Christ’s mediatorial work for the redemption of mankind and the present freedom of access to the Father (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).
We believe in “new birth” as the only means of receiving eternal life. This new birth is not physical, but involves a spiritual cleansing and deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin (John 3:3,5,7; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Peter 1:18-20).
We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death to life, and the eventual resurrection of us all: first, the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal separation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15).
We believe in divine healing for the total person, spirit, mind, and body, and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15).
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers (Acts 2:4, 38-39; 10:44-45; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18). This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22,23), a greater growth in Christlikeness (2 Corinthians 3:18), a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and a more effective prayer life (Romans 8:26-27).
We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification) accomplished in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit through yieldedness and obedience. This growth involves a daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1- 23), finds expression in a holy life (Ephesians 4:24) and will be perfected at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).
We believe in the sacraments of the Church established by Jesus Christ our Lord: the Lord’s Supper/Communion (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and baptism by water immersion as a symbolic, public profession of faith (Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 3:20-22).