Our Mission Statement
As a local church, our purpose is simply to bring glory to God and joy to others by making disciples of Jesus Christ. A disciple, put simply, is one who enjoys and expresses the light, the life, and love of Jesus Christ. We seek to make disciples by:
- expressing the light of Christ through the gospel proclaimed and taught, and demonstrating the gospel through tangibly serving our community.
- expressing the life of Christ together in smaller groups that meet throughout the city to encourage each other and serve others together.
- celebrating the love of Jesus together in corporate expressions of worship, prayer, preaching, and teaching.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgement; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and that those who God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
- Future Things
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.
- The Local Church
We believe that the church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observances of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are elders and deacons.
We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church to regularly observe in the New Testament in this order: 1. Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. 2. The Lord’s Supper which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and the cup, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes.
- The Church and State
We believe in the separation of church and state.
- Religious liberty
We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.
- The Lord’s Day
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
- Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.