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What We Believe

Purpose Statement

To glorify God by being and making disciples of Jesus Christ:
loving God, loving one another, and serving the world.

Our Vision

Lifting the Lord

Worship

What lies at the heart of worship (and salvation) is this: God initiates a covenant relationship and man responds. We respond with praise, adoration, service, trust reverence and awe. God is the focus of our worship and we joyfully offer Him all glory, honor, and praise through God-centered music, prayers, the reading and preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments.

Living the Word

Christian Education and Discipleship

God has revealed Himself through the Scriptures. Through the diligent study of His Word and the illumination of the Holy Spirit, all generations of God's chosen people can know Him and what He requires of them.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17). We are not only called to know God's Word, but we are called to do what it says. We are called to be doers of the Word (James 1:22), and that should be reflected in every aspect of our lives.

Whether we are at Church, at work, at school, or at play, our lives should bear witness to the fact that we are disciples of Christ.

Loving the People

Congregational Care and Outreach

Caring for one another in the church and beyond is not solely the responsibility of the Pastor or the Deacons (John 13:34). As members of God's family and living within the fellowship of believers, we believe it is a shared responsibility, born out of God's love for us and our response to Him.

We demonstrate this by praying for one another, bearing one another's burdens, encouraging one another, spur[ring] one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24), reaching out to the hurting and the needy in the church and in the community. If we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete (1 John 4:12).

Evangelism and Missions

Jesus has commissioned us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them everything He commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).

We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to reach those who don't know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. First, we prepare by diligently studying the scriptures. With the truth of the gospel being evident in our lives, we pray for the Lord to give us opportunities. When He presents them, we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and share the good news. These opportunities may be within our sphere of influence or we may be called to evangelize beyond our own community.

Mission, or the sending out of people by the church to make disciples of all nations, is accomplished through prayer, people, and funding. Each of us must intercede for those who are sent. We must respond when God calls us to go. We must support financially those whom we are sending. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we will declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples (Psalm 96:3).