Who we are

We are a community of people following the way of Jesus as we live by faith, love through action, and live out the kingdom life Jesus calls us to.  

We gather on Sundays to respond to God's grace in our lives through praise and worship, studying His Word, celebrating the cross and encouraging and challenging each other as we continue this journey of faith together.

what we believe

When we study scriptures we discover that God has been writing a story of hope and redemption for the entire world. This story is a movement from creation to new creation, and God has given us a role to play in that story, in the restoration of our relationships with God, each other, ourselves, and creation.

We believe that, as a community and individuals, God is calling us to participate in His unfolding story of love, rescue, resurrection, and restoration. These following statements are the core of our beliefs which perpetually inspires our community to participate in what God is doing in our world:

1 We believe the Bible was written by people guided by God’s Spirit and affirm what it says it is: authoritative, inspired, illumined by the Spirit and useful for teaching, correcting, and wisdom [Psalm 119.105-112; John 16.12-14; 17.17; 2 Timothy 3.16-17]

2 We believe in the one true Creator God, who shows God’s self through self-giving love in a communal relationship of oneness displayed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [Genesis 1; Matthew 3.16–17; Mark 1.10–11; Luke 1.35, 3.22; John 1.32; Hebrews 9.14; Acts 7.55; Romans 8] 

3 We believe God created all things good and all people in God’s image for relationship with God, each other, ourselves, and creation. [Genesis 1-2; 1 Timothy 4.4]

4 We believe people’s rebellion against God broke their relationship with God and continues to perpetuate sin, death, brokenness, and destruction in our world. [Genesis 3.15; Romans 5.12; Colossians 1.21] We believe God has not abandoned creation, and in love, sent to earth God’s one and only Son Jesus, fully God and fully human, born of a virgin and without sin to redeem all creation. [Matthew 1.28-55; John 1; John 3.16-17; Romans 8.19-25; Colossians 1.15-20]

5 We believe Jesus came proclaiming a new arrival of the Kingdom of God—a reality marked by love, grace, peace, and joy. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus defeated sin and death inaugurating a new creation that offers all people eternal life now. Jesus is the only way to access the free gift of grace, renewed peace, and reconciliation with God. [John 1.29; Romans 3.22-26; 5.1-9; Mark 4.26; Romans 14.17; 1 Corinthians 4.20; 2 Corinthians 5.17; Hebrews 1.1-3; Revelation 21.5]

6 We believe Jesus Christ sends the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of believers, empowers them with gifts, convicts, guides, comforts, counsels, and leads us into truth through a communal life of worship and a missional expression of our faith. [John 14.26; 20.21-23; Ephesians 1.17-19; Acts 1.8] We believe Jesus calls people to be His disciples in all areas of life, exhibiting our faith in Him by social and personal practices, which brings glory to God’s name. [Matthew 5.14-16; 22.36-40; Colossians 3.17; 1 Peter 4.11-12; 2 Peter 3.18]

7 We believe the church is rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ, practicing spiritual disciplines, and celebrating baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The church is the local and global community of Jesus followers who proclaim [through word and action] the good news of forgiveness, restoration, and reconciliation for all. [Matthew 22.36-40; 28.19-20; John 20.21-23; 2 Corinthians 5.16-21]

8 We believe Jesus will return to judge the world, bringing an end to injustice and restoring all things to God’s original intent. God will reclaim this world and rule forever. Our relationships with God, others, creation, and ourselves will be whole. All will flourish as God intends. This is what we long for. This is what we hope for. [Isaiah 11.1-9; Isaiah 65.19-25; Matthew 19.28; Acts 3.21; Colossans 1.19-20; 2 Peter 3.13; Revelation 21]

our purpose

Our purpose is multi-directional as we strive to live Upwards, Inwards and Outwards

1. UPWARDIt’s all about Jesus

We are a community that grasps God’s redemptive mission toward humanity. We believe that worshiping God and giving Him all glory is the point of life and history. We gather weekly to worship God and to be changed by our experience with His life-giving grace.

2. INWARDWe are family

We are a community that holds each other accountable, encourages each other and forgives one another. We are a church that will not be satisfied with mediocre faith and we encourage each other to pursue God in complete surrender. We believe we were created to connect so we hold Life Groups throughout the week in homes and at church for the chance to connect with each other, encourage each other, pray for each other and build relationships for life. 

3. OUTWARDLife on a mission

God made us to make a difference in the world. He's gifted every believer with talents, experiences, resources and spiritual gifts. We're called to put action to our beliefs and use our gifts to serve the Lord through service in the church, as well as providing ministry in the community and the world. We see all people as created in the image of God and we believe all people deserve love and respect so we strive to share the love of Jesus with everyone, here and around the world.