what we believe

our philosophy

We sum up our philosophy in an acrostic – “P.E.R.S.P.E.C.T.I.V.E.S.”

purpose Motivated Matthew 25:35-40; 28:18-20
The unchanging purposes of worship, service, evangelism, fellowship, & discipleship are the rudder that guide us through the seas of our journey of faith.
Equipping members for ministry Ephesians 4:11-12
Our goal is to give people an opportunity to invest their lives in the eternal cause of Jesus Christ.
relational groups Multitudes and Disciples Acts 2:46
With our primary small group unit being Sunday School classes, we worship together as a congregation, but we relate to one another in small groups.
Supportive structure Mark 6:39-44
We want to organize our ministry to maximize the miraculous work of God.
practical Ministry of the Word James 1:25
While we believe in handling the Word of God accurately and carefully, our goal is for the Bible to be applies practically so lives can be changed.
Evangelism (Local, Regional, Global) Matthew 28:18-20
We never want to lose our zeal for people to come to Jesus Christ.
Climate of Acceptance Romans 14; 2 Peter 3:18
We must continue to be a place where people find a place to grow, change, and experience the genuine love of Christ.
transparent Leadership Luke 12:48
If you expect perfection you will be disappointed, but what you ought to expect is that our leadership is attempting to genuinely live what is taught in our pulpit.
Innovation and Creativity
We believe God does new things and leads into new areas of ministry. However, there are 3 unchanging commitments to navigate creative innovation
• Unchanging commitment to Doctrinal Fidelity
• Unchanging Commitment to Biblical Obedience
• Unchanging Commitment to Adaptability
vibrant Atmosphere Psalm 122:1
We want to lift up Christ and uplift His people. Yet, there is nothing more dynamic than people who hunger for God and long to meet with Him.
Expectancy Hebrews 11:6
“Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Step by Step Life Development Process Colossians 2:6-7
Our goal is to take one step of faith at a time, one step of growth at a time, and give people an opportunity and plan to take the next spiritual step.

our foundation: our beliefs

God is the holy Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. He is a good God who has man’s best intent at heart.
Jesus Christ is the sinless, virgin-born Son of God who died in the place of sinful men and rose again from the tomb.
The Holy Spirit is present in this world to convict men of their need for Christ. He indwells believers at the time of salvation and provides the power to live for Christ, spiritual understanding, and spiritual gifts that enable a believer to serve others.
The Bible is God’s inspired Word given to us as the Holy Spirit guided human authors and is our guide for faith and practice.

Salvation is God’s free gift to all of sinful mankind. When we turn from our self-ruled, sinful life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Christ and can never be lost. If you are interested in learning about salvation, Click Here.

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. The former is promised to all those who place their faith in Jesus Christ, and the latter is promised to all those who do not put their faith in Jesus Christ.