Our Distinctive's - what we value
If one looks for an example of how to do “church” in the Bible, we find in the book of Acts 2:42 the model church we aspire to be. Sensitive and seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit. The people are using the spiritual gifts bestowed on them at conversion, and diligently continue to “devote themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith. We preach the entire Bible, verse by verse, to obtain the AIM (Authors Intended Meaning) of scripture. In this way we can “rightly” interpret, understand and apply scripture, believing the Bible is perfect and sufficient for all issues of life.
We believe that the Holy Spirit desires us to experience an abundant life with Jesus. He comes along side believers as we experience him through using spiritual gifts and believing that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in us. We can experience that power today and in this life, as well as the resurrected life to come!
The Gospel is not only truth grounded in Biblical doctrine and theology, but it is also practical. We believe practicing what we learn and experience is essential to making disciples that can make more disciples. We regularly make time in our gathering to practice our gifts, practice replacing lies with truth, and practice what we learn, on Sundays and every day. God gets the last word when we meet together.
We believe that the Gospel is the power of God for salvation through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He saved us for the purpose of glorifying God and participating in his mission of saturating the world through making disciples.
We believe the gospel has a past, present and future reality that continues to work in us. We have been saved from the penalty of sin (past reality), the power of sin (present reality) and the presence of sin (future reality).
How We Live Out Our Values
Church is not a place, time, nor event!
We are the church! We gather for a family meal and we are intentional to share our lives and proclaim the Gospel message to each other.
We build up on Sunday to be sent out on Monday.
We gather together on Sunday morning to study, learn, worship and pray in order to fill out hearts, minds and souls with the truth of the good news of the Gospel as the standard for our daily lives.