What We Believe

Our Core Values

Naturally, because we are a collection of diverse individuals, we all have slightly different values with regard to how we go about serving Christ. Yet, certain common methods unify our efforts and define our distinctives. We can summarize our core values using the following 10 statements:


  • Value 1

    We believe that the Bible is the catalyst for transforming an individual life, the church, and the world. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, James 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12
  • Value 2

    We believe that God is intimately concerned about each individual lost person, and therefore, reaching them with the saving knowledge of Jesus is a priority of our church.
 1 Timothy 2:3-6, Luke 19:10
  • Value 3

    We believe that the church should be culturally relevant, while remaining doctrinally pure. 
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
  • Value 4

    We believe that a church should operate as a unified community of believers each using their own spiritual gifts and resources to spread the message of Jesus. 
1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Romans 12:4-5, Ephesians 4:1-6, Psalm 133:1
  • Value 5

    We believe that the Christian home and the hospitality within is one of God’s most effective tools for drawing people to Himself.
 Acts 10, Luke 5:27-32
  • Value 6

    We believe that life-change happens best in Bible Study Small Groups.
 Luke 6:12-13; Acts 2:44-47
  • Value 7

    We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people. 
Colossians 3:17, 3:23-24, Romans 12:11
  • Value 8

    We believe disciple making is one of the essential callings for every believer.
 2 Timothy 2:2, Matthew 28:18-20
  • Value 9

    We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. 
1 Corinthians 13, John 13:34-35, Romans 12:9-10, 1 John 4:7-8
  • Value 10

    We believe that the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer. 
Philippians 2:1-11, Matthew 22:37-39


What We Believe…


  • About the Bible:

    The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6, Proverbs 30:5
  • About God:

    God is the Creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ:

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 
Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11,
1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13
  • About Man:

    Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. 
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
  • About Salvation:

    Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
 Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1
  • About the Holy Spirit:

    The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 
2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18
  • About Eternity:

    Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
 John 3:16, 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
  • Eternal Security:

    Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
 John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • About the Church:

    We believe that the New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers with Christ as its head and the Holy Spirit as its guide. New Testament churches promote God’s work by cooperating together to advance the kingdom of God. The local church is to be governed independently of outside persons, bodies, groups, or authorities. 
Matthew 16:15-19, Acts 2:41-42, 47, Acts 14:23, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:22-23

  • About Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:

    We believe that all Christ’s followers should be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that baptism is by immersion as a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper should be observed in remembrance of Him as a testimony to His death for our sins until He comes again. 
Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 26:26-30, Matthew 28:19-20, John 3:23,  Romans 6:3-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29, Colossians 2:12