What We Believe
"We don't want to do church, but rather be the church." - Dieter Paulson
To be a community of Christ followers who authentically love God and neighbor that all may know that our Redeemer lives.
Our mission is to help people see and know our Redeemer lives through relationship, discipleship fellowship, and worship.
The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. God is centered on glorifying Himself and thus has created man for the purpose of bringing glory to Him. All of creation is His and He alone deserves praise, honor, and worship. Paul tells us that in all that we do, we are to do it to the glory of God. This is our greatest treasure and delight, to know the God of glory and to bring Him glory in our lives. This is how we enjoy Him.
The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ has come to earth to save us from our sins and its consequence, death, to bring His people into eternal relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gospel is God’s as it is His plan for redemption of fallen humanity. The gospel of God is powerful as it is to be proclaimed to the world and is what God uses to change people from death to life, from ignorance to wisdom, from aimlessness to identity and purpose, and from wickedness to holiness. In other words, it is not only what saves us, but it is what God uses to sanctify us or make us more like Christ Jesus.
Grace is God’s action of His redeeming love to reveal Himself to His people as well as to work in, through, and among us to teach us, direct us, shape us, and make us reflect Jesus Christ our Lord. Grace is needed to save us from spiritual death and it is needed every moment to live in the newness of life that is ours in Jesus.
Relationships - God’s image-bearers who are fellow members of the body of Christ or those in need of grace and don’t know it
Spiritual gifts - the ability to serve and bless others
Time - the space and window God has given for us to do His will
Resources - the means God gives for us to live and bless others