WHO WE ARE
“We Have Breath To Glorify God, Making Disciples Through Gospel Centered Proclamation, Christ-Centered Worship, Serving Community In Compassionate Mission, and Planting Churches”
You can discern it when you walk in the door. An anointing, a connection. As God’s people gather, his presence—and the unity we experience as we gather—edifies and encourages us. As worshippers, we exalt him in spirit and in truth. By teaching God’s word of grace, we advance into truth and true liberty. We are transformed in this fellowship, inspiring us for a life of mission.
You can touch the love of God here. When one is in need we all feel it. Christ’s love overflows each member to the fulfillment of the needs and comfort of the Church.
Transformation is inevitable when people experience the love of God and the word of grace, its a transformation that is not temporary, but lasting, healing and dramatic.
We are called into an eternal purpose that is bigger than us, bigger than our preferences, and our limitations. It is a gospel centered purpose that we speak about here, that takes us across the street and around the world, we would have never dreamed of. In this eternal purpose we discover God’s power, love, forgiveness, and grace.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
About The Bible
All scripture contained in the old and new testaments is verbally, plenarily, and inerrantly inspired by God. It is the authoritative guide for all christian understanding, life and ministry.
There is but one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is infinite, eternal, and almighty.
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and he lived a sinless life. He died, shedding his blood in his substitutionary death for sinners, then was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, who is Lord and giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. We believe the Holy Spirit seals and indwells all believers. The filling of the Holy Spirit is not an unconditional promise to all believers; the indwelling is.
Man was created in the image and likeness of God. It was by man's free volition that he disobeyed God, incurring physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Each human being is born with a sin nature. Because of this each human is a sinner by nature and is in need of a divine salvation.
Salvation is a gift from God. This was accomplished by Christ's substitutionary death; all who believe in him are justified by the shedding of his blood. Because salvation is given by grace, the believer's salvation is eternally secure.
About the Baptism
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is sent upon all who believe in Jesus Christ. This takes place in each believer at the moment of salvation. Continual infilling may follow. Each gift given by the Holy Spirit is for the edification of the body of Christ, and is still present today.
About The Great Commission
We believe that the fulfillment of the great commission is the responsibility of all believers.
About The Church
The Church is the body and the bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God and the observance of baptism and the Lord's supper. The primary task of the Church in all ages is to teach all nations and to make disciples through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
Christ will return to rapture his Church. Immediately following this event will be the tribulation period. Concluding this, Christ will come again to the earth and establish his rule for a 1,000 year period. The great white throne judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will then allow Christ to establish a new heaven and a new earth. This is the consummation of all things.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27.) Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term "Marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) we believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful, harmful to man and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.).