THE GOSPEL

The gospel is the good news of God’s grace for a broken world.

Everything God has made was created good and for his glory, but because of sin and rebellion, all is not as it should be. This sin and rebellion that exists in everyone of us has brought about brokenness and suffering in the world, and disrupted the relationship we were intended to have with God.

The gospel is the announcement that God has come to rescue and redeem his people, and to one day restore all of creation in and through the work of Jesus on our behalf. The power of the gospel is that when we repent and believe that Jesus’ life, death, burial and resurrection restores us back to God, this “good news” begins to change every area of our life. (Heb 9:28; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 Cor 5:15-21)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:16-17

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OUR MISSION

Glorify God by leading people to follow Jesus in all of life.

CORE VALUES

Our mission clarifies our purpose. Our core values shape our culture.

GOSPEL CENTRALITY

The gospel is central to God’s story and so it is central to ours.

BIBLICAL COMMUNITY

Through faith in Jesus, strangers become family.

RADICAL GENEROSITY

We are generous, because God has been generous to us.

DEFINITIVE PRAYER

Because we believe God.

BELIEFS

THE ESSENTIALS

• There is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. He is the creator of heaven and earth.

 

• The scriptures are true, sufficient, and authoritative.

 

• All things exist for God’s glory.

 

• All of humanity is sinful from birth, and the deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.

 

• Jesus was born of a virgin, both fully God and fully human. He lived a sinless life, and died a sacrificial, substitutionary death to pay the penalty for sin. He physically rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will one day return.

 

• It’s only through repentance and faith in the work of Jesus that one can experience true joy and new life.

 

• Jesus will judge the living and the dead. All those who repent and put their trust in Jesus Christ alone to be saved will enjoy the presence of God for eternity. Those who do not repent and instead trust in something or someone else will be separated from God forever.

THEOLOGICAL DISTINCTIVES

There are a number of biblical convictions that even many gospel-centered churches disagree about. Though agreement with these distinctions is not necessary to attend or even to become a member, it should be noted that we will preach, teach, and counsel in accordance with these doctrinal convictions.

Theological Distinctives
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