We envision a church that is vibrant and multigenerational, where the older share their spiritual maturity and life experience with the younger, where worship engages the next generation, where the youth and kids ministry thrives by the investment of all, and where there are safe places for connection.
We envision a people made of members of the next generation, families with children, grandparents, single parents, single adults, skeptics, seekers, and unbelievers returning to church.
We envision an attitude where pursuit is the norm, outsiders are befriended, where authenticity is valued, service is practiced, and all generations are engaged.
We envision an older generation committed to reaching out and passing on God’s grace, to leaving a legacy, to pursuing an unreached generation, to be distributors and not hoarders of grace, to having a “tour guide” attitude toward developing others’ faith, and to never tiring of or retiring from service.
We envision a next generation of Christ-followers who honor and value those who came before them, who are active in service, generous, and passionate about pursuing outsiders, who connect with intention and authenticity, and who walk alongside others in faith.
- Engage: Gathering as a faith community to participate in worship
- Connect: Deepening prayer support, biblical understanding, and friendships through Grace Groups
- Serve: Investing personal time and resources for kingdom work
- Develop: Bringing others along the path of faith and devotion
- Pursue: Seeking opportunities to show love, grace, and hope wherever God leads you
Connecting the next generation to Christ every day, with life- changing grace in every way.
- Biblically: The Bible is important and our authority.
- Graciously: We do all things with grace.
- Joyously: We foster a joyous atmosphere.
- Lovingly: We create a loving community to help people live in the freedom of the grace of Christ’s Gospel.
Our Core Competencies
- Nonjudgmental, with a foundation of grace and not condemnation
The triune God, Father (Gen. 1:1), Son (John 10:30), and Holy Spirit (John 4:24)
The verbal inspiration and plenary authority of both Old and New Testament (II Tim. 3:16,17)
The depravity and lost condition of all men by nature (Romans 3:19)
Personality of Satan
The personality of Satan (Job 1:6,7)
The virgin birth & deity of Jesus Christ, our Lord (Luke 1:35)
The shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only atonement for sins (Romans 3:25)
The bodily resurrection and Lordship of Jesus (Acts 2:32-36; 1 Tim. 2:5)
Justification by Faith
Justification on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Acts 13:38,39)
Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
The personality of the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, and regenerates, indwells, enlightens, and guides the believer (John 16:8; I Cor. 3:16)
The eternal security of all believers (John 10:28,29)
The Gifts of the Spirit
Gifts given to each believer by the Holy Spirit for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:11,12)
The saved in this dispensation; all members of the Body of Christ, the Church (I Cor. 12:12,13)
The Priesthood of all Believers
The acceptance of every believer as a priest to offer praise, petitions, ministries, and intercessions to God, because of the intercessory work of Jesus Christ, our High Priest (I Pet. 2:5; Rev. 1:6; Heb. 3:1, 4:14, 7:24,25, 10:21, 22)
Separation from the World
A life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices by those who are saved (James 4:4; Rom. 12:2; I Jn. 2:16; II Cor. 6:14)
The possession of two natures by those who are born again; they may be victorious over the old through the power of the new, but eradication of the old is unscriptural (Rom. 6:13, 8:12; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:1-10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9)
The obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to these truths and to proclaim the Gospel to all the world (Acts 1:8)
The eternal, conscious punishment of all unsaved men (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:14,15)
Second Coming of Christ
The personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; I Thess.)