Beliefs, Mission, and Unity Statements
In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
Our mission is to enjoy Christ, love his friends, and engage our world. Check out what we’re up to and who we’re working alongside.
With that said, here are a few things we believe to be very important:
From beginning to end, the Bible tells a beautiful story of good news! This includes creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.
We believe we’re saved by the exchange of Jesus’ perfect life for our imperfect life, and that this happens simply by believing in and asking for God’s grace. All who do this are immediately justified before God, promised an eternal and fulfilling relationship with him, and permanently sealed by the Holy Spirit as part of the body of Christ (Jn. 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 3:21-26; 8:20-21; Eph. 1:1-13; John 15).
This restoration is already happening when those who trust Jesus—for their worth, their identity, their salvation—become more like him as the Holy Spirit works to bring people together. Intentional friendship happens. People worship God together, learn and obey his Word, celebrate the sacraments of communion and baptism, and love one another like Jesus. This is how we work to make disciples of all nations and participate in God’s restoration of humankind (Tit. 2:13; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20-22).
STATEMENTS OF FAITH
In light of this instruction, we agree to preserve our unity on the issues listed below that tend to cause division in churches today. While we may engage in respectful dialogue on the following issues we will not seek to divide or act in a divisive way regarding our personal preferences on these issues.