We believe in Jesus most of all! Learn more HERE.
Our CORE BELIEFS are summarized by the following categories.
We believe the Bible is God's Word, his true and infallible word. We seek to build this church on that sure foundation (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Our biblical convictions are described in full by our adaptation of The Gospel Coalition's Confessional Statement, which can be downloaded HERE.
We believe the gospel ("good news") of Jesus Christ is to be the animating center of all we do, as the matter of "first importance" (1 Corinthians 15:3). The gospel shapes our lives and ministry more powerfully than anything else . In celebration of this good news, we are Baptistic in our understanding and practice of baptism.
We believe life is all about the supremacy of God in his glory, including the salvation that comes from him. We must turn to Jesus and believe (Acts 17:30-31; John 17:3). Yet this great salvation ultimately comes from God, to the praise of his grace (Ephesians 1:3-14)! In this way we are Reformed in understanding of salvation.
We desire the Holy Spirit's empowering for the entirety of the Christian life (Ephesians 5:18-21). We also believe the gifts of the Spirit listed in Scripture are to be desired today for "the common good" (1 Corinthians 12:7). Thus we hold to a continuationist understanding of the Spirit's work.
We believe Jesus, having all authority, now sends his people to declare this good news to all nations, and to our own community (Matthew 28:18-20). Thus we want to be an outward "missional" people - going with love and good news to our city and world.