A BRIEF HISTORY
Our Core Values
Core Value # 1
No matter what a person’s gender, creed, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or social position may be, we believe that every individual is the special creation of God and someone for whom Jesus died. As such each person deserves our respect and our love.
We are to be like Jesus to those in our sphere of living. We are to love like Him and bring the message of His wonderful love to those outside the kingdom.
Being a people who love, accept and forgive creates an environment where each person is free to be themselves, find healing, love and acceptance, and achieve their God-given potential.
Core Value # 4
The Church of Jesus Christ has a variety of flavors. We are simply one of them. Our brothers and sisters beyond the walls of this assembly are part of the same family here on earth, and it is both our duty and our desire to love them as such.
It is important to us to cultivate a sense of community where each individual feels a sense of belonging. Therefore we gather together in a variety of contexts cultivating community and making each individual feel they are an integral part of our gatherings.
This is not an unhealthy compulsion for perfection, but a realization that God deserves our very best efforts. Therefore we choose to honor Him in whatever we do by embracing a servant’s heart and giving ourselves to serve Him and others with passion and joy.
Core Value # 8
Our aim is to see people empowered and equipped to be His ambassadors in this world. We aim and envision a body of people filled with love, desirous of serving, overflowing with His Spirit, and moved with compassion to help others discover Jesus and His wonderful plan for their lives.
What We Believe
We believe there is one God who lives forever in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, speaking to us to-day with authority and without error.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, in His Virgin birth, His sinless life, His death for us on the Cross, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension, and His personal, physical return to earth in power and glory. John 1:14-18, I Thessalonians 4:16-18
We believe that all of humanity is lost without Christ, that men and women need to turn to God and be born again into God’s family by the power of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:5-7
We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe He lives in us as believers, and through His indwelling He desires our lives to produce the characteristics of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control. We believe in His filling and in His empowerment for service in His kingdom. Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11(2)
We believe in the resurrection of every person. We believe that God desires all to be reconciled to Him, but at the end of time there will eternal life for believers and eternal judgment for the lost. Matthew 25:31-46
We believe in the unity of all believers in Jesus Christ, and the need to seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, and that entails loving Him and loving those within His family. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Matthew 22:37-40
We believe that every individual is the unique creation of God, made by His hand, that He is their Creator and Redeemer, and therefore everyone is worthy of dignity, love and respect.
Psalm 139:13-16, Ephesians 5:1-2