What We Believe

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Lifestyle Statement

1The Bible as Our Sole Authority
"The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it strengthens us and helps us to do what is right" 2 Timothy 3:15 (GN). Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is, “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
2Every Believer is a Minister
"To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father—to Him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen!" Revelation 1:5–6 (NIV). "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light" 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV). The Bible teaches that every Christ follower is called to full-time Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.
3Water Baptism
"Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead" Colossians 2:12 (NIV). We believe those who are Christ followers are to be baptized in water by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
4Spirit-Led Living
"Jesus said: 'I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; but apart from me you can do nothing'" John 15:5 (NIV). We believe the only way possible to live as a Christ follower is by God’s power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit that enables us to do what is right.
5Telling others about Jesus
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV). It is the responsibility of every Christ follower to share the Good News with those whom God brings us into contact. We practice personal sharing about Christ and invite friends to church. We believe that the Holy Spirit will do the work of salvation in the lives of our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers as we are faithful and obedient to bring and include people in His life and love.

Our Values

We believe that experiencing the presence of God as an individual and as a community is the foundation of following Christ. Experiencing the Presence of God happens through activities like prayer, the study of Scripture, worship, and going to church. God's presence can also be experienced through the normal activities of life. Experiencing God in both formal and informal ways are essential for living as a Christ follower.
We believe that healthy relationships with one another are a sign of a healthy relationship with God. Through healthy mentoring relationships, we can learn and grow from each other's past and present experiences. Relationships are a gift from God, and as we experience life together, we experience God together.
Spiritual growth is inspired through providing an atmosphere that is supportive, caring and stimulating. Through the study of Scripture and prayer, we will continue to grow in our walk with Christ. As a community, we desire to inspire, encourage and support each other as we grow spiritually.
Expressing God’s love through acts of service is part of our DNA. We believe in being an active part in our community and serving the community every chance we get. The best way to spread the exciting news about Jesus is through serving others both locally and globally.
Who we are and what we do represent God and His Kingdom. Therefore, we feel that everything we do as individuals and as a community should be done to the best of our abilities.
God has called us to take radical steps of faith in obeying His Word for our church and our lives. We value adventure over safety. We would rather fail trying than to fail because we never tried.