The foundation of our values are the words of Jesus Christ found in the Gospels: "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
We believe that the Scriptures were given not just to inform us about God but to transform us to be like Jesus. That means that we have to invest time and think about what God is communicating through His Word and about how it should change our behaviors.
All people are sinners in need of salvation
No Christian is perfect- they are sinners who have received God’s salvation
People are precious to God and therefore a priority to us
Salvation is a gift of God received only through the redemption of the Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is available to anyone by faith.
Authentic Christians desire a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That means primarily that God sent His Son to die for us so that we would have that relationship with Him instead of following a set of prescribed mechanical rules. The fruit of this relationship is growth in knowledge, fellowship, worship and ministry.
We believe that God wants us to live connected to each other…not isolated from each other. So, living in biblical community means that we choose to connect with, include, and involve others in our lives. It means that we all have a place to belong.
We believe that extraordinary ministry is accomplished through individuals coming together in fellowship to use their unique, God given gifts and abilities to share the truth and love of Christ.
Healthy Christian fellowship supports one another, maximizes strengths and diminishes weaknesses.
A commitment to excellence in all we do is Christ-like and motivates people to achieve more for God.
A deepening relationship with Christ leads us to authentic joy, satisfaction in life and to the fulfillment of our part in God’s redemptive story.
The Church must be willing to follow God’s lead in changing our methods, yet never compromise the absolute truths of the Scriptures
We believe that everyone plays a part in God’s redemption story. You and I are not created where we are and when we are by accident. God has wired each of us for meaningful investment in the community, which requires us to move.