To illuminate hope, and lead people to follow Jesus.
We believe the gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross satisfied God’s justice for our sins while also demonstrating God’s love and amazing grace for us. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, church and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.
Romans 5:8 NLT
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
We believe that we are always a work in progress, regardless of age or spiritual maturity. While Jesus has separated us from our sin, we will always be at war with our sin nature. So we will attack this nature intentionally by practically showing others how to live a life formed by the Holy Spirit that thrives in every season of life.
Colossians 3:10 NLT
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
We believe that as we humble ourselves under God, we unavoidably will humble ourselves before everyone else we encounter. We choose to see the Image of God in every person as they are created in His Image (Genesis 1:27), and therefore love them as Jesus loved us (John 13:34).
Micah 6:8 NLT
the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
We believe children and youth are world changers. We commit to invest in, empower and release our NextGen to go make disciples today.
Psalm 78:5-7 NLT
He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them—even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.
Stewards of Grace
We believe we are purposed and empowered. Just as we have been given grace, we believe that we must use the gifts, skills and resources God gives us. We do this with the eternal importance of others receiving the very same gift of grace so that lives are changed and Christ is elevated.
1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
We believe God has not called us to be alone in this journey. So we will be intentional about fostering a culture of multigenerational people who love, accept, honor, support, sharpen, encourage, inspire and serve one another.
Colossians 3:12-14 NLT
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
It’s not about us, it’s about Him. We Elevate Christ in all that we say and do—whether it be in our worship gatherings, or amongst community, we exist to see Jesus glorified.
John 3:30 ESV
He must increase, but I must decrease.
BE SALT & LIGHT
A life changed by Christ stands out. We will Be Salt in how we intentionally and continually grow our relationship with Jesus. We will also Be Light that points to Christ by simply letting our actions backup our words.
Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
We’re all about making disciples (followers) of Jesus. We are passionate about doing whatever we can to see people of all ages become lifelong followers of Christ.
Matthew 28:19 NLT
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.