We are a church that is excited about one thing; the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that loving Christ is to be pursued in every facet of our lives—with our time, work, money, and more—as we consider the all-encompassing implications of the gospel. Collectively we nurture this love for Christ through gathering as a church as we worship Jesus by remembering the gospel through preaching, teaching, singing, praying and celebrating the sacraments of baptism and communion (1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 145:1-21, Isaiah 43:6-7, Colossians 3:1-17). Loving Christ is a triune act, because in Christ, God the Father is fully revealed (John 14:9) and the Holy Spirit is the revealer (John 14:26). Our desire is that the Holy Spirit of God to fill us with love for the Son of God, that the Father God would be glorified in our hearts and through our lives.
(What we care about)
Like any family, there are certain things that we want to mark us as a church family. As we pursue our mission through living out our vision is to have a church ethos that cares about:
1. Gospel centered
We believe the good news of Jesus- that through faith in him our sinful lives are covered by his sinless life, our judgment of death is covered by his death on the cross and we are raised to new life through the new resurrected life that Jesus now lives- is central to everything we are as individuals and as a church. We never move on from this gospel, but seek to continually move in to deeper understanding and experience of the gospel.
The search for the gospel created a community which brings together diverse people to live in unity as we pursue Jesus and His mission. This community takes place so we can have a deeper relationships and understanding for God. For us, church is not a building or a service time, but who we are as a community on a mission together.
We believe Jesus has sent the church into the world for the mission of making, maturing and multiplying his disciples to the ends of the earth until He returns. Embracing our identity as sent by Jesus is essential to understanding that all of life (at work, at home, in our church community) is mission.
Just as Jesus sacrificially served us, so too we want to sacrificially serve those in our church, as well as, our community. We do this by using our God given gifts and resources for the needs of others.
One of the best expressions of the unique unity that the gospel of Jesus brings is through having diverse people embrace the gospel in community together. We are seeking to be a church that reflects the beauty of diversity in our community.
We believe that each person has gifts given to them by God that will help build us together as a community on mission for Jesus. We are committed to helping people discover, develop and use their gifts for the good of the church and the glory of God.
7. Next Generation
We are committed to passing down our mission, vision and values to the next generation through engaging children and youth with age specific teaching