We exist to boost character and leadership to launch redemptive causes.
God’s gift of grace redeems our life stories. A life in Christ is God’s highest vision for our lives.
We cultivate in people a desire to grow through grace-filled friendships & hospitable environments.
God calls us to grow in the awareness of who we are in Christ so we may live out our true identity and giftedness.
We mobilize the body of Christ and local leaders to step into the critical needs of human, social and economic injustice to empower the powerless.
We uphold the most ancient creeds of the faith including the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed. An overview of our beliefs is written below for your convenience.
The Basis of our Faith
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, without error and is authoritative for living. It is His personal Word written to each person and is to be passionately believed and obeyed. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21) We believe that the Bible has a story to tell that includes creation, fall, redemption and a restoration:
We believe that there is only one Creator God who is infinite in being and perfection. God exists as Trinity in the Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory. We believe that out of an expression of love, God created all people in His image. (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:18-19; Jn. 1:3; Heb. 1:1-4; Gen. 1:27)
We believe that because of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden, every aspect of creation has fallen from its original and glorious design and all persons are totally depraved. This is why everyone is born spiritually separated from God and can incur an eternal punishment by dying in that condition. This means that everyone is dependent on the grace of God for salvation and a fulfilling life. (Gen. 3:1-7, 19; Rom. 3:9-19, 23)
We believe that God the Father graciously sent His Son, Jesus Christ (who lived a sinless life as fully God and fully man), into the world to redeem it for the glory of God. We believe that the only way people are saved from their sin is to respond to God’s grace by repenting from their sin and believing that Christ died on the cross as an atonement for their sin and was completely resurrected. All who do so are immediately justified before God, given an eternal and fulfilling relationship with Him, permanently sealed by the Holy Spirit and become a member of the body of Christ. After salvation, believers rely on the Holy Spirit to become like Christ by abiding in Him and engaging in intentional relationships with believers who worship God, obey His Word, celebrate the sacraments (communion and baptism), love one another and boldly make disciples of all nations. (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)
We believe that God, in His own timing and way, will someday bring this world to an end. He will establish a new heaven and earth where believers will spend eternity giving glory and honor to Him. (Tit. 2:13; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20-22)
In essential beliefs, we have unity. In non-essential beliefs, we have diversity. in all our beliefs, we show love.