God’s Word is our guide, authority, and conscience in everything. We stand firm where it stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible.
Jesus is Lord and head of the church, and it is for Him that we exist. Full devotion to Him is normal for the believer. If it does not exalt His name and further His kingdom we do not embrace it.
GROUNDED IN GRACE
We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God in everything. We ourselves have benefited from the kind intention of His will; therefore we eagerly extend grace to others.
PASSIONATE ABOUT PRAYER
We do not believe that prayer is merely preparation for the work. We believe prayer is an essential and ongoing part of the work.
We with to experience a full, meaningful and robust life by relating to God through His Holy Spirit in every moment, thought and emotion so that we achieve wholeness through our relationship to him.
AUTHENTIC IN OUR WALK
Authenticity, integrity, openness and sincerity will define us. “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5
COMMITTED TO THE UNCOMMITTED
We believe that lost people matter to God therefore they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here in part to do the same. Our individual lives and efforts as the local body of Christ will reflect this conviction.
The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find effective ways to bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this requires careful scrutiny of everything we do-new practices and old-and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22
We desire to be a caring family that values community, freedom of expression, commitment, and loyalty. In our pursuit of holiness, we acknowledge our imperfection, and provide an environment in which people are free to risk, fail and find grace and encouragement in time of need.
COMMITTED TO OUR FAITH COMMUNITY
Belonging to our community requires a visible commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable and encouraging relationships. We believe life change happens best in smaller groups. In these clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth.
FOCUSED ON MINISTRY & SERVICE
We believe that each believer has received a special gift and should employ it in serving others, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. We believe that by connecting with and addressing the needs of our neighbors, near and far, in concrete and personal ways, our Lord’s love will be relevant to their lives.
INNOVATIVE & FLEXIBLE
We value openness to change and flexibility, believing that such a climate is conducive to personal, relational, and spiritual growth. We will be structured to allow for change, freshness, and innovation. We strive to keep tradition in perspective.