Above all, our identity is in God. We exist to serve and bring glory to Him. We are here only because He brought us together and shaped us into what we are today. As God has led and grown us, His mission for us has become clear. Here is who we believe God has called us to be:
The CHURCH is a community of worshipers being transformed by Christ to be a catalyst for changing lives.
We are a community… (Fellowship) ...of worshipers… (Worship)
More than the place we meet, a name, or a weekly service, WE are a community of people. We are living together the adventure for which God created us: pursuing Christ and being changed by Him. “Community” is more than just a passive synonym for “group.” It is connection and relationship built on shared purpose and passion. That passion is bringing glory to God in all aspects of our lives. It happens in weekly services; small groups during the week; teams that pray, serve, lead, and reach out together; and partnerships with other churches and organizations.
…being transformed by Christ… (Discipleship)
God doesn’t want us to stay the same. In fact, He tells us to “be transformed through the renewing of our minds.” WE are a community of seekers and learners. We’re seeking to know God better, hear His voice, and learn to respond to Him with our lives. The more we seek Him, the more God reveals of Himself—and who He wants us to be.
…to be a catalyst (Ministry) for changing lives. (Mission)
God’s movement has always been revealed through lives He has changed and then used to influence others. As God changes and refines us, He calls us to invest all that we are into being catalysts for other lives and churches that need change. To this end, we constantly seek out, and try out, new ways of effectively reaching today’s generations with the Good News that’s been true for centuries.
Our guiding verse
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2 NIV