Our Beliefs

Our hope is that when you’re here, regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, you see our love for Christ saturating everything we do.

Our Core Values

Biblically Based
We strive to give ultimate authority to the Bible, in its entirety, and submit to what it says regardless of our personal opinion or bent.

Community Focused
We strive to make such a positive impact in our community that if we were to close our doors people would notice and feel our absence.

Missions Minded
We strive to support domestic & international world missionaries financially, reach out to our neighbors in tangible ways and serve the world through short term mission trips.

Healthy People
We strive to create an environment where we are more in love with Jesus than our personal preferences.

Salvation Through Jesus

SIN – OUR REBELLION 
Even if we try to justify ourselves with thoughts like,. “I’m not nearly as bad as that person,” or “I live a good moral life,” the Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, “As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one.” This idea is continued in Romans 3:23 ”… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Everyone has sinned in the eyes of God. All of us stand guilty before Him. While that may not be the most pleasant thing to consider as we start things out, it’s imperative that we grasp the magnitude of our sins and the urgency for a Savior.  Only through this will God’s response blow us away.

Romans 6:23 tell us that “the wages of sin is death…” In this case, eternal death is the price that we must pay for sin. What is sin? Sin is simply this…disobedience to the will of God (1 John 3:4) and since all have sinned, all are subject to the penalty of sin and an eternity in hell separated from God.  This might sound harsh, but that’s just how serious our sin issue is. It’s not something that a little slap on the wrist will remedy. It’s too big. It’s too deep. It’s something that completely eradicates our ability to know, glorify, and worship God as well as our chances to inherit heaven. This is the bad news. Now, onto the Good News!!

JESUS – GOD’S SON / OUR SUBSTITUTE
God provided a cure for our sin-diseased lives by providing His Son to pay the penalty for us. John 3:16 tell us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” What a promise! But God even elaborates in greater detail when the Bible tells us in Romans 5:8 that ”God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus didn’t wait for mankind to “get it together,” but He gave up His life as a sacrifice while we were separated from Him.

The remedy for sin, which is salvation, does not come through good works, but it comes only through Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Scripture also tells us in John 14:6 that, “Jesus said…’I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

SALVATION – GOD’S SOLUTION / OUR DECISION
No one can choose eternal life for you. You must make the choice yourself. In Mark 1:15, Jesus said, “…repent, and believe the gospel.” Romans 10:9-10 says that if you ”…confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” John 1:12 says,“ But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God.”

The bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Imagine that, the chance to start all over with a new life… Eternal life!

Prayer is the way we make the connection. Our link with God is established through prayer, and prayer is simply talking with God. It is vital to keep the lines of communication open in any relationship if it is to succeed and flourish. Prayer is the way we initiate our connection with God, and prayer is also the way we maintain our connection with God.

God’s invitation of eternal life is to all, so we invite you to make that connection with God now by repenting from (or walking away from) your sin and aligning yourself (or walking toward) Jesus. We encourage you to pray this simple prayer.

“Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. I repent of all my sins and ask You to forgive me. I want Jesus to be the Lord of my life. I believe He died on the cross and was raised from the dead that I might receive His life now and forever.  Jesus, thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life. I desire to honor you with and serve you through my life, and I ask you to change me on the inside. Help me, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to live in a way that would honor You. While I may  not know everything that will include, I give myself into your hands. Have your way in me and give me the boldness and humility to follow your lead. Amen!”

Our Beliefs

  1. We believe that God is the creator and the ruler of the universe.
    1. He has eternally existed in three person: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit [often referred to as the Trinity]. So three co-equal with God and are one God. [Genesis 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14].
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
    1. He is co-equal with the Father. He was born of a virgin and lived a perfect, sinless human life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days, ascended into heaven, and will return again someday to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. [Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13].
  3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son.
    1. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides the believer with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, wisdom and guidance for doing what is right. As Christians, we seek to live under his guidance daily. [2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:1-13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; Acts 2:4].
  4. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us.
    1. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, often called inspiration. It is the supreme source of truth for all Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. [2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105 & 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5].
  5. We believe that humans are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.
    1. People are the supreme objects of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. [Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2].
  6. We believe Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it.
    1. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer for forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-willed life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. [Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1].
  7. We believe Eternity is the soul of every human being was created to live forever.
    1. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through salvation and forgiveness. Hell is eternal separation from God. Heaven is eternal union with God. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. One’s eternal destination is determined by their response to Jesus Christ. [John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8]
  8. We believe water baptism is an ordinance Jesus asked all His followers to do as an example of their allegiance to Him.
    1. The concept of it is often times misconstrued, as one isn’t “forgiven of sin” through baptism, but simply revealing the fact that they have found forgiveness in Christ through the repentance of their sins. In fact, the only thing needed to be “qualified” for water baptism is you’ve received forgiveness of sin through faith in Jesus.
  9. We believe children are a gift from God, and that the church and parents should partner together in each child’s spiritual growth.
    1. Instead of infant baptisms, we offer parents the opportunity to dedicate their children to the Lord: publicly stating that you are going to raise that child in the ways of God using the Bible as your only source of spiritual direction, and helping them understand who Jesus is, the radical sacrifice He made for them on the cross, and the crazy amount of joy found in serving him.
  10. We believe Christians should commit to regular and consistent involvement in the local church through membership.
    1. We believe the hope of the world is through the local church.  When a local body of believers commits to live out the great commission of Jesus Christ together they can change their community.   We see the next step in participating in the mission of the church, is to take ownership of the church through membership.