Vision and Beliefs

VISION

“Reaching People. Building Lives.”


We exist to Reach People and Build Lives. While there are a number of effective ways to do this, we believe that God has called us to focus on 3 Primary Areas:


PRAYER -- PEOPLE -- PROGRESS


PRAYER

  • We believe in PRAYER that is informed by the Word of God and inspired by the Spirit of God. This is how we approach our weekend services, the Word, and the world: PRAYERfully.
  • You can watch or listen to one of our sermons HERE.
  • We believe that the battle is won in PRAYER so we want to faithfully and boldly bring our requests before the Lord.
  • You can fill out a prayer request HERE.


PEOPLE

  • We believe that God’s greatest treasure is PEOPLE. We do our best to love God and love PEOPLE and there is a place here for you. 
  • We believe God has a heart for PEOPLE so we always want to have a heart for PEOPLE. We do our best to provide a place for kids, students and all generations.


PROGRESS

  • We believe that God loves us so much that He meets us where we’re at and loves us so much that He doesn’t want us to stay there. Therefore, our pursuit isn’t perfection, it’s PROGRESS.
  • We believe that as Jesus followers, we should always seek to grow in our relationship with God and with others.
  • To further your own spiritual PROGRESS click HERE.

BELIEFS

In Essential Beliefs - we have unity

There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all... ( Ephesians 4:4-6 )


In Non-Essential Beliefs - we have liberty

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls...So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. ( Romans 14:141222)


In All our Beliefs - we show charity

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. ( 1 Corinthians 13:2)



THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. ( Genesis 1:1,26,27,3:22 Psalms 90:2Matthew 28:19 1 Peter 1:2;2 Corinthians 13:14 )


About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and 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 to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. ( Matthew 1:22-23 Isaiah 9:6;John 1:1-514:10-30 Hebrews 4:14-151 Corinthians 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4 Acts 1:9-11 ;1 Timothy 6:14-15Titus 2:13 )


About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. 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 Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. ( Acts 1:82 Corinthians 3:17 John 16:7-13 14:16-17 Galatians 5:251 Corinthians 2:12 3:16 Ephesians 1:13 5:18 )


About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. (2 Timothy 3:16 1:13 2 Peter 1:20-21 Psalms 119:105160,12:6Proverbs 30:5)


About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object 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." Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.( Genesis 1:27 Psalms 8:3-6Isaiah 53:6aRomans 3:23 Isaiah 59:1-2)


About Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled 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 2:8-9John 14:61:2Titus 3:5Galatians 3:26 Romans 5:110:9-10 )


About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16,14:17 Romans 6:23 8:17-18 Revelation 20:15 ;1 Corinthians 2:7-9)