Exalting Worship // Embracing Body Life
Enriching Growth // Expanding Impact
Our ministry flows from our mission. As we follow Jesus and lead others to Him, we want nothing less than to grow in these practices… to make them habits of our hearts. We want to worship God, function together as the Body, grow through God’s Word, and serve and share the Gospel with those in our everyday lives.
Isaiah 46:5, 9
The Lord asks, “To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike?... for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.” We worship this God! His first priority is His own glory, and we exalt His name in worship, in lives reflecting His goodness, and in service to the world. This exaltation is Word-driven, Christ-focused, and authentic. It is our privilege to boast in the person and work of Jesus in every area of our lives.
We celebrate creatively and with grateful hearts remembering the work of the Triune God and anticipating His continued faithfulness. We are unafraid to try new ways to express our love for the Savior and to involve as many as possible in worshiping God as a unified body of believers. Our music has a contemporary flavor; although, we don’t limit ourselves to music written in our lifetimes. We make full use of great music from other periods of history, but the sound is present-day so that it engages our ears, as well as our hearts. We invite the unbeliever to witness true, Christian worship.
Embracing Body Life
Ephesians 2:21-22; 4:7-16
Biblical community enables us to spur one another on in our everyday lives. It helps us deal with the sin that so easily entangles us, ruins our relationships, and separates us from God. It means growing together, loving one another in real, tangible ways, and learning to be the people God is calling us to be. True fellowship is grace-centered and reflects the unity and diversity of the Church. It is our privilege to live the life of Christ together, admonishing and loving one another, sharing the burdens and celebrating the joys of life together.
We want to impact the world through our unity in Christ. We desire to complement our Bible study with practical opportunities to explore the truth of Scripture and grow and live in Christ-likeness together. We want to be challenged to examine the sin in our lives and encouraged in a closer relationship with the Lord. In biblical community no sin is elevated above another, but together we tackle that which separates us from God and grow together to become who God wants us to be. We want to provide intimate, grace-centered environments for people to be real –where life’s journey is shared in light of the abundant life that Christ has secured on our behalf. Truth is spoken in love, and love is lived out in service to others. We invite the unbeliever to experience true, Christian community.
We want to love God with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our mind and strength. We want to grow and be made whole in every area of our lives so that we exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. It is our desire to be transformed into the image of Jesus from the inside out.
We are a church known for strong biblical preaching and teaching. Our church seeks to equip people to do the work of ministry in their circle of relationships. We are serious about transforming lives and giving opportunities for practical training that helps people build God-honoring thoughts and habits. Studies in classrooms are combined with real-life experience so that we learn not only the ‘what’ but also the ‘how.’ Our desire is that no one’s head is bigger than his or her heart. Preaching seeks to inspire, direct, and provide vision, while study in the classroom provides opportunities to ask tough questions and wrestle with the mysteries of the faith. We invite the unbeliever to discover true, Christian doctrine.
Matthew 20:28; 28:19-20
We are a church serious about reaching the world for Christ. This commitment finds expression in person-to-person evangelism, overseas missions, community-based service and, in due course, church planting. We want to take the Gospel to our neighbors, to our families, to our workplaces, and to our world. It is our privilege to make use of all of our God-given resources to change the world by bringing the Gospel to those we encounter in every sphere of influence.
We want to be a church who works hard to win people to Christ, and we rejoice when even one enters the Kingdom. We desire to be intentional about working with one another, and with other churches, for the cause of Christ in the world. We are deliberate about following Jesus and leading others to Him. We invite the unbeliever to follow the true, living God.