Our church is more than a place, it’s our people in every place living for the One whose fame outshines every name. This is US. The core values + standards that guide our tribe in everything we do.
Jesus is our lead story
He is preeminent in our hearts and central in all we do.
We believe Jesus is unrivaled in history and eternity. He is God and He is good, glorious both now and forever. His name is the only name that saves. His power is the only power that can raise us from the dead.
Our goal is not just to get people to church. Ultimately, we want people to meet Jesus. That’s why we say we are a Jesus church. We really don’t want to be identified by any other name.
The Gospel is Central
We believe that Jesus, who was God in human flesh, erased our debt on the Cross and lives to be our life. Jesus did what we could never do to allow us to experience what we could have apart from Him.
The gospel we celebrate is not that our sin made us bad people and somehow Jesus might make us better. We believe our situation was far worse than that. Our sin left us spiritually dead and separated us from a perfect Father.
Our good news is this: Jesus didn’t just come to make us better versions of ourselves. Jesus came to bring us from death to life.
All we do and say is anchored in the gospel story.
Worship is a Lifestyle
The world is broken. People are hurting. In so much of earth – disease, injustice, poverty, and neglect win the day. That’s why God wants more than a song. God wants justice for the poor and oppressed.
We believe worship and justice are two sides of the same coin. Our best worship is the song we sing as we reach out to those in need.
And we believe there is no division between the sacred and the secular. Life is not about what you do, it’s about why you do it. Worship is doing everything we do to the fullest potential, using our unique gifts and opportunities to magnify Jesus everywhere, all the time.
We love work. Because we believe our work is worship when it’s done as a way of bringing honor to our God.
We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.
We believe in a personal God who has revealed Himself as One. God exists in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–each distinct, yet all of One essence.
Uniqueness of Christ.
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, and ascended to the Father [*as] according to the Scriptures.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was the final and complete sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again into eternal life as children of God.
We believe that life on earth is to be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers, enabling them to live distinctive lives in the life and power of Christ, making famous the Father in heaven.
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Christ are knit together in one Body, the Church, a distinctive community of faith expressed in local clusters, engaging culture on every front with God’s hope and love … a Church for which Christ will personally return.
The Knowledge of the Holy.
Created by and for God, we seek to passionately pursue an intimate relationship with God in response to His great love for us. To know God is the ultimate treasure of the soul.
More than outward forms, theologically informed worship must encompass our entire existence, whereby in all circumstances our words and actions bring glory to God.
We echo and affirm the Westminster confession: “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” All things exist for the glory of God.
Community of Faith.
The worldwide Body of Christ function best in localized communities of believers. Thus we seek to plant churches that amplify His fame, strengthen the lives of people and repair communities so that all people can know the healing power and grace of the Savior.