It all begins with God. We believe He is the Creator of all. That He is unlimited, unchanging and that He needs for nothing. And yet in needing nothing, He chooses US.
Jesus Christ is the heartbeat of all we do. He is the most extraordinary and exciting presence to ever walk our planet.
All people are God-made which means all people are God-valued.
Disillusioned, disenfranchised, skeptical, and bored, this generation is spiritually hungry yet often untouched and unmoved by what it experiences in its limited encounter with church.
You and I suffer from a spiritual disease called sin. Minimize it, excuse it, deny it; it’s real and it’s a big deal in the eyes of a just God.
Given this irreparable problem of sin – apart from God – we are in a hopeless state. Appraised in a divine economy, it’s spiritual treason. You and I are rebels. Depressing, huh? Sounds hopeless? It is … except for the fact that this same God has a soft spot for rebels.
Finding God is not something we initiate; it is Someone we respond to. Though we were unaware, He loved us first.
Though possessing the ultimate, the Church is often guilty of dumbing down and dulling down the life-altering message of Jesus Christ.
We desire creative community that presents God-truth in uncompromising but culturally relevant ways. We seek to promote spirituality and acceptance without the trappings and pretense of organized religion. We adjust to what morphs – styles and methods. We fiercely cling to the sacred and unchanging – our God and His Gospel.
To stay relevant we remember: “God is; Church evolves”. He supernaturally inspired every word from beginning to end using the pens of different authors from different generations in different cultures. Through all of this, it is the most current and relevant book the world has known and will ever know. It is perfect in its truth. It is wholly consistent in its theme. It has stood the test of time. It is a book for the nations, yet simultaneously a personal love letter to you. In a word, it is our standard.
A Faith Nation
“Diversity” is a word commonly used to describe the people who attend our worship services. And, we love it! WE are one people, yet profoundly different.
Though we are all uniquely created individuals, we believe that everyone longs for relationship with their Creator. We are spiritual beings, therefore we crave spiritual relationships, both with God and one another. We believe in fostering these relationships by celebrating our God-given differences (culture, race and gender) AND our God-given commonalities (a deep desire to connect with the One, True God, and with one another. Simply put, we seek to cultivate community.
You and I were created to live forever. Some treat Heaven like a fairytale, a myth that Christians conjured up to bolster excitement when life on earth seemed too bleak or drab.
More real than anything you can touch in this present realm. The problem is you can’t get there on your own (remember that “rebel thing”?). Try as you might through morality, religion, charitable activity, positive thinking – it’s not enough. Christ is the only way. His cross is the cure for our sin. And the best part, receiving salvation (forgiveness, acceptance, Heaven, God’s Spirit) is as a gift. It’s not something you work for. It’s not something you can earn. You can’t buy it. It’s purely a GIFT. Far from cheap, but FREE. It’s as simple as putting your faith in Christ.
A Global Mission
Jesus saves. This is a truth too amazing to keep to ourselves. It is a truth that houses eternal life, purpose, cleansing, peace, and acceptance.
Because this taught can only be found in a relationship with Christ, we are not ashamed to share it with all we know. It is a truth so transforming we will take it to our neighbors; we will take it to the nations. Some see this as narrow and small-minded; we see it as so gracious and revolutionary, to keep it to ourselves would be criminal.