What We Believe
We are a worshiping, lifelong learning people of Jesus caring for each other, the community around us, and the world beyond us. We are touched by the amazing grace of God in Jesus that loves us all. We seek to share Jesus’ gracious hospitality with everyone. We love to laugh and sing and enjoy each other’s company around good food every Sunday after worship.
We believe the Great Commandment to love God with all one’s heart, soul, mind and strength and to love one’s neighbor as ourselves shapes our understanding of who we are and what we do. We believe the Great Commission of Jesus, to “go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”, is our mission.
We worship God, who is eternally one in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the author of creation. In love God created people in God’s image and likeness. Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came for us in the flesh, full of grace and truth to reveal the unending love of God. The Holy Spirit is active in the world, and dwells with and within followers of Christ Jesus.
We proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection that grants us salvation, the forgiveness of sins, a living relationship with God that comes as a gift of grace, trusting God’s love in Christ. This is God’s gift given and never taken away. We are eternally secure in God’s love that names us his children and receives us as God’s own now and forever.
We believe the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, our final written authority and trustworthy for faith and practice. We teach and proclaim God’s Word, affirming the centrality of scripture in our lives and pursue its study, and practice in our daily lives. The primary purpose of the Bible is to point us to Jesus Christ, the Living Lord of the Church.
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, and believers are members gathered to worship, pray, serve, and live out the good news of Jesus Christ, caring for each other, the community around us and the world beyond us.
We celebrate believers’ baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and the various gifts God gives people to do the work of serving in Christ’s Name. We worship joyfully and embrace God’s love for everyone providing a place where people can come, be welcomed and feel at home, just as they are, warts, wrinkles and all.