We believe God created mankind to worship, so we desire to engage both the heart of God and the heart of man in our worship settings in such a way that God's Spirit brings abour life transformation. Corporate worship is a dialogue between God and His gathered people. God initiates worship by speaking to us through His Word and calling us to respond. We respond to Him in faith as we sing His praises, pray, give financially, obey His Word, and commit our lives in service to Him.
Psalm 96:1-8; 98; 145:18; John 4:23; Ephesians 5:19;
We believe that the clear teaching and explanation of the Scriptures is vital to spiritual growth and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Our desire is for the biblical text to provide the substance, structure, and spirit of each sermon. We are committed to the authority, sufficiency, and inerrancy of Scripture. As it is our final authority, it takes precedence over our opinions, emotions, and preferences. Therefore, we work diligently to faithfully preach, teach, and apply the Bible to everyday life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 4:1-2; Titus 2:1
Community is an intriguing biblical concept progressively revealed in Scripture. Glimmers of it are seen early in the Old Testament, but its full expression is disclosed in the New Testament epistles. We affirm the Bible's declaration that God is actively bringing lost humanity into community with himself and with other followers of Christ. Christian community, then, is a unified body of individuals who are one together through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 2:44-47
We believe prayer is vital to the health and growth of the body of Christ. Through corporate and private prayer, the church seeks direction, wisdom, and the power of God for the advancement of His kingdom purposes in the world.
Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:1-6
Covenant Church Membership
We believe that membership in a local church is vitally important to both the individual believer and the body of believers. The New Testament compels every believer to live in covenant with a local body of believers. This relationship serves as an umbrella of mutual encouragement, exhortation, protection, and dicsipline in an ever-changing world. Membership in a local body also means a mutual responsibility for worshipping together, participation in the ordinances, serving of one another, and helping one another live out the gospel implications contained in our church covenant.
1 Timothy 3:14-15; Matthew 18:15-17; Hebrews 13:17;
We believe that God calls the church to make disciples from every generation, every economic strata, and every people group. Discipleship includes evangelism, biblical instruction, and mentoring that leads to a person reproducing himself in others. Our church is called to make disciples of our neighbors and the nations.