Our Beliefs

We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God and the basis for our beliefs. In one hand we hold some things in a tight fist in order to protect their purity, and in the other we hold some things in an open palm to signify freedom and harmony.
 
Liberal theology is all open-handed, compromising any doctrine for the sake of unity. Legalistic theology is all close-handed, compromising unity for the sake of unessential doctrines. We labor to grow in the whole counsel of the Word of God and we will fight vigorously for essential doctrines and agreeably disagree on non-essential doctrines.
 
We subscribe to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. 
 

Our Purpose, Strategy, and Core Values

Our Purpose – Clearly Defines What We Are All About
We are committed to leading people on a life-transforming journey to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

 
Our Strategy – Simply Describes How We Encourage Life-Transformation
We gather, grow, and go. We gather in worship, we grow in small groups, and we go into the world with the gospel.
 
Our Core Values – Inspire our Actions and Keep Us On Course

  • We embrace biblical authority. Scripture is inspired by God and it’s our full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice  (Psalm 119:11, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • We embrace prayer. We are a church that prays, believing that prayer is the power source behind everything that happens in our ministry. (Ephesians 6:18, 2 Chronicles 7:14-15, Matthew 6:5-13)
  • We embrace grace. Our salvation is received by the grace of God and not by our self-effort, and that shapes our acceptance and interaction with others. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:8)
  • We embrace authenticity. Because none of us are perfect, we acknowledge both our strengths and our weaknesses as we pursue holiness and unity as a church. Truth-telling and biblical conflict resolution is essential to relational authenticity. (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 4:25-32, John 17:23, Matthew 18:15-20)
  • We embrace excellence. Through forethought and intentionality, we pursue excellence in our desire to honor God and inspire people. (1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17, Malachi 1:6-14, Proverbs 27:17)
  • We embrace people. People matter to God, so they matter to us. Our words and actions will demonstrate our love for God by loving others, including those outside the faith. (Luke 5:30-32, Luke 15, Matthew 18:14)
  • We embrace a Kingdom-mindset. We partner with other churches and organizations and creatively embrace new methods to reach more people for Christ. (John 17:23, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Romans 10:14-15, Mark 4:10-12)