WHAT WE BELIEVE

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GOD

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

SCRIPTURE

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is God’s Word, and as such, it is qualified to speak to us authoritatively regarding every area of life.

MANKIND

We believe that people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, we are totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by our own effort.

SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word and daily communion with the Holy Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. We believe that God wants all Christians to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and to learn to operate in the special abilities that have been made available to Christians through the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to extend the spiritual and physical ministry of Jesus, and the present reality of the Kingdom of Heaven, throughout the world.

 

OUR VALUES

 

1. We raise to release

We develop people, not programs. We pour into people so they can become leaders in their church, communities and families.


2. We passionately      pursue presence

We unapologetically seek an ongoing experience of God’s presence.  That pursuit is prioritized in the time we devote to drawing near to the Father throughprayer and  worship.


3. We are who we are

We choose to live in freedom, the freedom of becoming more and more of who God created and redeemed us to be.  We cultivate an awareness of God’sdelight in us as we embrace who we really are in Christ.


 4. We are contributors, not just consumers  

We look for and serve the needs in our church and community.  Our first concern is to find a way to contribute, not find out what’s in it for us..


5. We give big because He gave big

We always seek to bless people with more than they expect to receive.  What God gives to us, He wants to give through us.


6. We do life together

We take seriously the fact that we are God’s family. We celebrate, cry with, and provide for one another.


7. We practice honor 360°

We respect God above us, the people around us, and those who need a hand up.  We show honor to God and His Word, people in authority, and all other people in our lives by practicing submission and humility.


8. We put our oxygen masks on first  

We make a priority of caring for our bodies, souls and spirits so we can have the health to care for others in our church and community.  We seek to keep instep with our Shepherd, Whose yoke is easy and Who offers us rest.


 9. We expect the unexpected

We anticipate seeing the Kingdom of God break into lives and circumstances through salvation, Spirit baptism, physical healing, supernatural provision,   deliverance and inner healing.  We want the supernatural to become normal.


10. We give our best every time

We do the best thing possible with what we have available.  We don’t make excuses for sloppiness, lack of creativity, or failure to prepare.  We are intentionalabout removing “null curricula”.  Our commitment to excellence extends both to what we do, and how we treat the people with whom we do it.