We are a church family called in love to share in and be shaped by Christ our hope.
As Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God lives in an eternal fellowship of love. In short, God is love. In overflowing love God the Father calls us in the Son and by his Spirit to be adopted children in his family. Together, as adopted brothers and sisters, we are called to share in Jesus‟ loving relationship with the Father and to share in all of the benefits of this eternal relationship. As we abide in this loving relationship we are shaped in the image of Jesus Christ to be faithful and obedient children, bearing witness to God‟s love in the world.
Romans 1:1-7, Ephesians 1:3-5, Romans 8:28-29, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 2:17-22, John 14:20-21
These commitments are relational intentions which distinguish the family of God as we enter in and respond to our calling.
Because God in Christ shares his life of love with us, we are committed to continuously remain in his love.
Prayer is being with God who is always with us. This means that prayer is not merely an occasional act, but rather a way of life. As a church family we are committed to embracing this prayerful way of life together. Prayer is our first commitment as a church family, because it is the primary means by which we embrace our calling and it is the posture in which we seek to move forward in all of our commitments.
Matthew 6:5-13, John 15:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Ephesians 6:18
These practices are the primary activities in the family of God by which we share in and are shaped by Christ our hope; through them the commitments to prayerfulness, compassion, wisdom, and reconciliation take root in our hearts and lives.
Worship is the means by which the family of God gathers in the presence of the Father, where he speaks to us in his Word and by his Spirit, and we glorify him through songs and prayers.
Exodus 20:1-11; Psalm 29:2; 66:4; 86:9; Matthew 28:17; John 4:20-24; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:28; Revelation 4 & 5
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts and authoritative for daily living. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death for our sins and His bodily resurrection from the grave.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by practice, are sentenced to eternal separation from God and are in need of personal regeneration by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have so trusted Christ as their Savior are indwelled by the Holy Spirit of God and enabled to live godly lives through submission to Him and dependence on Him.
We believe in the imminent return of Christ, and in resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal judgment. It is our sincere desire and prayer that you may experience the assurance of forgiveness and eternal life that comes to those who have trusted the Savior.