Intimacy With God -- God desires an intimate relationship with me (Psalms 63:1-8, Exodus 33:13, Isaiah 43:10) Key Question: Do I know God more intimately today than yesterday?
Authentic Community -- Real People living Real Life Together (Ephesians 4:2-3, Hebrews 10:24-25) Key Question: Am I in a small group for accountability, encouragement and spiritual growth?
People Matter -- God values people, so should we (John 3:16-17, Luke 5:27-32, Romans 5:8, Romans 3:23) Key Question: How do I treat people in my sphere of influence?
Kingdom Perspective -- Influencing the unchurched by planting seeds of faith and using our time, abilities, and resources unselfishly (Matthew 6:19-21, Phillipians 2:1-5) Key Question: Does what I'm doing advance the Kingdom of God?
Family -- God’s tool of reaching and discipling the next generation of believers (Ephesians 5:22-33, Joshua 24:15, Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Ephesians 6:1-4, Psalm 78:4-8) Key Question: After God, is family my highest priority?
Relational Evangelism -- An intentional building of relationships with those inside your sphere of influence for the purpose of sharing God's message of love and forgiveness regardless of how they respond (Luke 19:1-10, Acts 8:26-35) Key Question: With whom am I building an intentional relationship to share Christ’s love?
Our Belief Statement:
The Bible -- We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. It is also the divine authority for "real" living in our daily lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
God -- We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). God the Father, Creator of everything; God the Son, the Savior sent by God; the Holy Spirit, indwelling all those who receive by faith Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Mankind -- We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort. (Genesis 1:26, 2:17, 3:17-24; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 3:9-19, 23, 5:8; Luke 18:26-27; Ephesians 2:13)
Salvation -- We believe that Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6) Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but it was through Him we might be saved. We believe in the eternal security of the believer. (John 1:12-13, 3:1-7, 14-16, 10:27-29; Acts 26:20; Romans 1:16, 8:14-17, 31-39, 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:7, 13-14, 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
The Christian Life -- We believe that every Christian is called to live as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance: but like as he who called you is holy, be yourselves also holy in all manner of living (1 Peter 1:14-15). By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. (Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 1:15-16, 2:11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Romans 6:11-13; Ephesians 2:10, 4:11-12, 22-24; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:10; John 15:8, 16)
Church -- We believe that the Church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:20-23, 4:1-6, 12-16; Matthew 28:18-20; John 17; Colossians 1:24-29)
The Lord's Supper and Baptism -- We believe that the biblical baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to identify with the death , burial and risen Savior, through whom we died to sin and rose to a new life. We believe that baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of church partnership. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded by solemn self-examination. The elements themselves represent the body and blood of Jesus in symbol only. There is no saving grace extended to the participant of these ordinances. (Matthew 3:16, 28:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:14-24, 8:36, 38-39; Romans 6:3-6; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12)
The Family -- God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 13:24; 22:6,15; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; I Timothy 5:14; Hebrews 13:4; I Peter 3:1-7.)