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We believe that people were created for the purpose of glorifying God and enjoying Him forever. Therefore we seek to do everything for His glory (l Corinthians 10:31).
All of God's redemptive plans find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. We believe that the historical person, Jesus, is the pre-existent Son of God who became a man in order to live a perfect life in fulfillment of God's law so that He could die in the place of sinners and pay the penalty of their sin. He died on the cross, was buried, rose again and ascended to heaven. Through faith we are united to Christ and enjoy all of the benefits of salvation. We live in union with Him as our Master and Savior. He is our life.
Spirit Empowered and Dependent
We believe that a Christ-centered life can only be lived by the power of the indwelling Spirit. We are dependent upon Him for everything.
We are committed to the inspiration, inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture in all matters of faith and practice. Therefore we preach and teach through the Scriptures in an expository fashion in many venues.
The Gospel is the good news that God sent His Son Jesus to die for the penalty of sin to save a people for His own possession. We desire earnestly for people to hear the Gospel so that they will come to believe and be saved. We also desire people to live out the implications of the Gospel being impacted by the love of God in Christ so that they will live out love towards others.
Our services are designed to be a vital experience in the worship and praise of God in heartfelt adoration. We seek to praise and thank God as we express our dependence to Him through prayer and singing. We also listen to God through the reading, proclamation and explanation of His word. We regularly practice baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Loving God and People
The mark of Christ's disciples is love. We are committed to pursuing and emphasizing the need for concrete demonstrations of genuine Christ-like love and acceptance. We seek an accepting and loving church that is committed to ethnic diversity.
Christ's mandate to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) is a priority. We are committed to penetrating our community for Christ, getting to know people and loving them so that we shine like stars as a city on a hill and influence the world as salt. We also take seriously the divine purpose to spread the glory of Christ to all peoples by seeing people saved from every tribe, nation, people and tongue.
Building Strong Marriages and Families
We are committed to helping husbands and wives live together in loving marriage relationships that put on display the relationship of Christ and his church (Ephesians 5:22-33). The scriptural standards for the husband, wife and child rearing are given regular emphasis.
Serving with Spiritual Gifts
Every believer is designed to serve others with their spiritual gifts. Therefore we place a priority on the equipping of the saints for ministry and the operation of every believer's gifts toward others in the body.