Our vision is to see every person know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant. | 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These are all co-equal and co-eternal. | 1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. | John 1:1, 14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God. | Matthew 1:18, 25; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God | Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is God's gift to you, if you'll accept it. It is not a result of our good works, self-improvement, or of any human efforts. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin's penalty. | Acts 16:31; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22;
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation | Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. | 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death | 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
JESUS CHRIST DWELLS IN ALL BELIEVERS
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead. | John 1:12, 14:17, 23, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters | Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10
The church is the Body of Christ, a local community of baptized believers, unified through faith in Christ Jesus. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands. The church also seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. | Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; John 17:11, 20-23; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Hebrews 12:23
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit | Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12; 10:47-48
Communion is a unique time, in the presence of God, when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross | Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
HEALING OF THE SICK
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. | Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation | Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures | Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7
01 | JESUS IS OUR MESSAGE
Jesus is at the center of everything we do. We believe in the power of preaching the Good News of Jesus and worshiping together with singing. Jesus is our message
// Colossians 1:15-29
02 | THE CHURCH IS OUR MISSION.
We believe that the Church is the hope of the world. Jesus gave his life for the church, He is building the church, and we get the amazing honor to join His mission. We love the church, not just our church, but also the capital “C” Church. We celebrate other churches. We believe that other churches in our city are our partners not our competitors. We love, serve, build, and defend the church at all cost.
// Matthew 28:18-20
03 | PEOPLE ARE OUR PASSION.
We believe that people matter to God and so they should matter to us. We value people. We celebrate people. We invest in people. We care for people. We extend grace to people. We love all people regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic background. We prioritize people over policy every single time. People are not projects but precious to God and to us.
// John 3:16
04 | THE CITY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
We believe that the city has been entrusted to us. God has placed us strategically in the middle of the beauty and brokenness of the city to make it better and brighter. We have a deep conviction that if it’s our city then it’s our responsibility. The city doesn't exist for the church; the church exists for the city. We aggressively seek to know and meet the needs of our city in practical ways. We believe that if we take care of our city, God will take care of our church. We love our city.
// Jeremiah 29:7, Mark 12:30-31
05 | SERVING IS OUR JOY.
It is our joy to serve. Serving each other, our community, and ultimately God. We want to serve with a smile on our face. When there is a need we want to be there. Serving others is one of the most fulfilling parts of the Christian life. We are contributors not just consumers. Jesus modeled serving. He said that the very reason He came to earth was to serve and give His life for others // 1 Peter 4:10
06 | GIVING IS OUR PRIVILEGE.
We believe that Christians should give cheerfully, regularly, and sacrificially. We believe that as Christians we should live with open hands always ready to give and receive. We believe that giving should be with no strings attached. We believe that the greatest motivation for generosity is not based on a law but based on the generosity that has been shown to us through Jesus Christ. We believe in the tithe and the offerings. The tithe is a simple way to show God that He is first in our lives. The tithe feeds the house and the offerings build the house. We believe that the tithe should be motivated by grace instead of guilt. Our church is not built on the generosity of a few but on the sacrifice and generosity of many. We believe the church should save aggressively, spend wisely, and give generously. Giving is not an obligation but a joyful opportunity
// Malachi 3:10, Proverbs 11:24-26, 2 Corinthians 8 & 9
07 | THE LOST ARE OUR PRIORITY.
We believe that the lost are God’s top priority and therefore the lost should be the highest priority of our church. Our church desires to equip the insider, but not at the expense of disengaging the outsider. We build our weekend services with the lost in mind. We are committed to do anything short of sin to reach the lost for Jesus. We are a reaching church, a rescuing church, an inviting church, a welcoming church, and a “do whatever it takes” church because that's what Jesus did for us // Luke 15, Luke 19:10
THE CHURCH WE SEE
We see a city transformed. We see a city undone.
We see a church where darkness turns to light, the lost are found, the blind see, bondage is broken, and people are set free.
We see a church where worshippers come to life.
We see a church where people can call home.
We see growth of a life-giving atmosphere where generations and generations continue to transform a community.
We see a church where it’s okay to not be okay.
We see a church that sends out leaders to plant more life-giving churches.
We see a church that unites as a city to be known as a place where the move of God is happening.
We see a church that is passionate to do what God has called even if it is uncomfortable.
We see a church that will live a life by faith and not by fear.