Beliefs and Code

About us

OUR CODE

Christ First:

We put Jesus first and people follow. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

Love and Truth:

We crave honest feedback because it helps us get better. Failure equals a positive learning opportunity. (Ephesians 4:29)

Active Faith:

We are participators and not attenders. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Prayer:

We approach God and our world with shameless audacity by utilizing our most powerful weapon – prayer. (Ephesians 6:18)

Justice:

We will look into the eyes of human suffering. (James 1:27)

Team:

We leverage teams, even when messy because it gets the best results. This means we develop ourselves and others. (Ephesians 4:15-16)

Fun:

We work hard to play hard. We are privileged and blessed by our mission. (Colossians 3:23-24)

OUR CORE BELIEFS

Beliefs about God to People 

  • There is one living, sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Revelation 1:8, Isaiah 43:10-11, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19) 

  • Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human, yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and after three days, rose from the grave. In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world's debt of sin. (Luke 1:31,35, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

  • The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant helper, Teacher and guide. (John 14:16-17)

Beliefs about People to People 

  • God created people in his image, and everyone matters to God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1-2)

  • All people are sinners and need God's forgiveness. (Romans 3:23)

  • Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ, will be saved by grace and become children of God, with the promise of eternal life. (John 3:16-17, Galatians 3:26)

Beliefs about People to God 

  • Jesus Christ is the head of the church and all believing people are members. (Ephesians 4:15-16) 

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgment. (Matthew 24:3,37)

  • (For a complete list of doctrinal beliefs, please request a copy of our by-laws) 

OUR AFFILIATION

We are affiliated with Converge Worldwide. We are in alignment with their mission, vision, values, and affirmation of faith. We are connected to Converge because we believe that we are better together.

We connect people to a growing relationship with Jesus

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