God is the Author and creator of the church. He is the foundation upon which it is built. The authority He gives to us for our ministry comes from the Word of God. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to the study of Scripture, submit to its teaching, and commit to do what it says.
The conviction that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation leads us to proclaim that Jesus is the center and circumference of the Christian faith. The function of this centrality for believers is that Jesus points beyond Himself to God, whom He reflects and embodies. Thus, Jesus is the revealer of God.
Without the power and presence of the Holy Spirit we cannot understand Scripture, produce lasting spiritual change, or live to the glory of God. So we affirm a deep need to commune with God through spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, contemplation, celebration, scripture study and service.
We believe that every generation has a responsibility to those coming behind them to teach, lead and demonstrate the love of Christ. We are committed to strengthening the spiritual lives of families as they seek to become salt and light in their neighborhood. To accomplish these two tasks we pursue small communities dedicated to discipleship, which we call Life Groups. In Life Groups, we (1) open our hearts in transparent trust to each other (2) around the truth of God’s word (3) in the spirit of life-change accountability.
We believe that as God's people we are called to proclaim the Gospel in meaningful and relevant ways. By Gospel we mean the good news attested to in the scriptures. This Good News is threefold. First our lives are turned inside out in that the death and resurrection of Jesus paid the price for our sin and calls us to personal renewal through confession of sin and acceptance of Christ. Second our lives are turned upside down in that Jesus defeated the powers of sin and evil in this world and creates a community of believers who live with kingdom (not worldly) values. Third our lives are lived future to present; understanding that Jesus will return to complete the renewal of the entire material creation, an end toward which he invites us to participate. This Gospel calls us to preach the good news of redemption from sin, to live as Christ's body and to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world.