Loved by God.
We believe the God who made us is even now pursuing our hearts in great love. We believe this changes everything. We believe the Triune God created us out of love and to know his love. We were made to live as though God loves us–because he does! We believe “God demonstrates his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Covered by grace.
We believe God has made a way for us to be with him through Jesus, his Son, a free gift, the sacrifice from God who takes away the sins of the world. Undeserved, unearned, unmerited. Grace. Scandalous and liberating. To the praise of God’s glory. “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” (Ephesians 1:4-10)
Living Good News.
We believe God empowers his Church by his Holy Spirit. We believe the Spirit dwells within us, guiding and convicting our hearts, and he is the source of all our obedience to Jesus. We believe the love of God compels us by the Spirit to joyfully carry the Good News of grace to an aching world until Jesus returns. Not to earn our keep, but because we, like our Father, so desire to see everyone come in. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)