Committed to the Good News

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God's Word

We believe in the importance of God's Word, the Bible. So, we are seeking to build this church on that sure foundation

(2 Timothy 3:6-7). We have a glad-hearted commitment to the authority of Scripture, as expressed in our adherence to the Confessional Statement.

God's Gospel

We believe that the good news, or Gospel of Jesus Christ, is to be the center and foundation of all we do (1 Corinthians 3:11 &

1 Corinthians 15:3). We do not begin with the Gospel and then move on to rules for Christian living; the Gospel shapes us far more powerfully than a set of rules. In addition, it is our practice that saving faith be expressed through water baptism to identify with Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.

God's Glory

We believe that life is all about God's glory and supremacy, including the salvation that comes from him. We are all responsible to turn to Jesus (Acts 17:30-31), and believe on him (John 17:3). Yet, this salvation ultimately comes from God, to the praise of his glorious grace (Ephesians 1:3-14)! This idea that God is ultimately supreme in salvation is often called a Reformed understanding.

God's Spirit

We believe that we need, and are to enjoy, more and more of the Spirit's presence and power. We desire the Holy Spirit's empowering for the entirety of the Christian life (Ephesians 5:18-21), and we believe the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture are for today, to be used for "the common good" (1 Corinthians 12:7). This idea that the Holy Spirit continues to use God's people in these ways is often called a continuationist perspective.

God's Mission

We believe we are to have what John Stott called a passion "for His Imperial Majesty, Jesus Christ, and for the glory of his empire." The church has a clear biblical mandate to make Christ known through the Gospel, as an essential part of our identity as his people (Matthew 28:18-20). Jesus sends us even today with this good news (John 20:21) into our community, our city, and the world beyond.