We are Trinitarian: We believe God is one and that God’s nature is lived out through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (three in one). (Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and is the one who bridges the way for people to have a relationship with God. (John 14:6)
We believe that people are imperfect and need forgiveness that only God can give. (Romans 3:23)
We believe Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead to set us free and offers each of us forgiveness and eternal life. (John 3:16)
We believe Jesus will one day come again! (Luke 12:40)
We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, which teaches all that is necessary for faith and life. The prominence of God’s Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christ’s very best for our lives.
We believe in theological education, constant learning, and the life of the mind, and celebrate this as one of the treasures of our Reformed heritage.
We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.
We believe that we are given the church as a community to share our faith and life together. We are called to be accountable and committed to one another. The church is described as the body of Christ and each of us has different gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:12) The church is not a building but a community of God’s people (in our neighborhood and around the world).
We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group. (Romans 16)
We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission – including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice – in our communities and around the world. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus – what “mere Christianity” is and does – and not fixate on the boundaries.
We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.
We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.
We believe that church is called to baptize believers and children of believers. (Acts 2:38-39)
We do not believe that baptism is a salvific act. Salvation only comes through grace and by faith in Jesus Christ who was put to death on a cross for our sins and who three days later rose from the dead and conquered evil.
We believe that God calls us to celebrate the Lord’s Supper which is also called communion together. (Luke 22:19-20) In our community we usually celebrate the Lord's Supper once a month and on special occasions.
We support the teachings in the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed as well as participate with other Christians in Jesus’ teaching on prayer as found in the “Lord’s Prayer.” We believe prayer is communicating with the living God: praising and listening as well as sharing our concerns and struggles.