We are a group of people who value STORY. After all it's the Story that the Author-God has been telling since the beginning of time. It's a Story about relationships. God and ours, and ours with each other. It's a Story of mistakes and wrong decisions, but it's more a story of REDEMPTION.
We believe that a church without broken people, is a broken church.
That's what you'll experience when you gather with us. Forgiveness, grace, and a stumbling toward redemption. Whether it be at a weekend Gathering, or in a Journey Group, you will find that there's power in the Stories all around you, because God lives in those stories. He seems to delight in making life out of broken and barren lives.
What We Believe
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant. 2 Timothy 3:16 + 2 Peter 1:20-21 + Proverbs 30:5 + Romans 16:25-26
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal. 1 John 5:7 + Genesis 1:26 + Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19 + Luke 1:35 + Isaiah 9:6 + Hebrews 3:7-11
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of
His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. John 1:1, 14, 20:28 + 1 Timothy 3:16 + Isaiah 9:6 + Philippians 2:5-6 + 1 Timothy 2:5
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7 + Romans 5:12-21
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. His death, burial, and resurrection provide us the opportunity to receive the grace He provides. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts. Ephesians 2:8-9 + Galatians 2:16, 3:8 + Titus 3:5 + Romans 10:9-10 + Acts 16:31 + Hebrews 9:22
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ's example. Acts 2:21, 3:19 + 1 John 1:9
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly
life. Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23 + 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18 + 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 + Romans 8:29, 12:1-2 + Hebrews 2:11
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT The baptism of the Holy Spirit, first given at Pentecost, was promised of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. The holy Spirit is given to a believer upon salvation. The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers.
There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22 + Hebrews 12:23 + John 17:11, 20-23
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection
of eternal damnation. Luke 24:16, 36, 39 + John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4 + Acts 24:15 + 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44 + Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34 + John 17:24 + 2 Corinthians 5:1 + Hebrews 11:16 + 1 Peter 1:4
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels. Matthew 25:41 + Mark 9:43-48 + Hebrews 9:27 + Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64 + Acts 1:9-11 + 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 + 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 + Revelation 1:7
Water Baptism Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38
The Lord's Supper A time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross. Matthew 26:26-29 + Mark 16:16 + Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48 + 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
Deep FAITH through Jesus Christ
Deep HOPE through Community
Living out our LOVE to God and Others
drink deep. live free.
Seeking God through the Bible, Prayer and Worship often. Making time to be in relationship with a relational God.
Connect with others on the same journey of faith. Share, Relate, Encourage and Live life together.
Get serious and authentic about becoming like Christ. Open up with others. Pursue righteousness and accountability. Meet with others you trust regularly and travel together in your journey of faith.
Giving what you can to those who really need it. Your time, Your money, Your heart, give because you want to not because you have to.
Engage in the world with LOVE. Make time. Move. Build friendships. Stop. Listen. Share your story and passion with others. Breathe Compassion.