LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS.
On the first day of the week, we gather 9a and 10:30a as a community to hear the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. We believe worship challenges us, offers us hope and calls us into the vision God has for our church. Jesus says, “God is spirit, and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).
The worship vision is that our services will be a modern translation of historic Christian worship.
We prayerfully craft each experience to include the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, responsive readings and Holy Communion. Our worship team makes tradition accessible in a relaxed environment by leading our community with a variety of musical instruments, classic hymns and modern songs!
WE BELIEVE WITH OTHER PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE WORLD AND TIME...
…In God, who is One, revealed in Three distinct and co-equal “persons”. God the Father is our Creator, God the Son is Jesus our Redeemer, and God the Holy Spirit is God with us now. God is holy, perfect and loving in all God does.
…In the indescribable gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth. His life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love and victory over sin and death. Human beings can experience abundant life on earth and into eternity through a prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ, as our Lord. This gift is available without price to any person who will receive it.
…The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our lives & world. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us when we are hurting and guides us to live out God's will on earth as it is in heaven.
…The Bible is the inspired word of God and our primary authority for Christian belief and life. It is a library of 66 books that tells the sweeping story of God's creation and redemption of the world through covenants with Israel, Jesus Christ and the Church. It perfectly reveals all things necessary for our salvation through Jesus Christ. The Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires and trusted in all that it promises.
…Women and men are made in the image of the Creator (Genesis 1:27), have sacred worth and dignity. Like God we have the capacity to love, communicate, and create and we can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. All humans are imperfect and sinful due to the misuse of the freedom God has given us. Therefore all people are in need of God's forgiveness. Through the grace of Jesus Christ revealed in his death and resurrection, it is possible for us to have a reconciling relationship with God and our neighbor in life and into eternity. As we grow in the Christian life, the perfect image of God, as revealed in Jesus, is being remade in us.
…The Church is the Body of Christ, made up of baptized believers who gather to worship Jesus and seek to follow his teachings. The Church, guided by God's Spirit is an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world. The Church is sent into the world to be a sign of God's future breaking into the present. The Church proclaims God's desire to forgive sins and works to relieve human suffering, all in Jesus' name.
...Jesus instituted the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. These outward and physical activities serve as a means of inward and spiritual grace in our lives. Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into the church, and may be received as a child (who later confesses their faith for themselves) or as adult believers. Holy Communion is the sacrament of continuation, through which we remember Christ's death and resurrection and look forward to his return. All persons who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord are welcome to receive communion in our worship services.
…The Kingdom of God is both a present reality on earth and the future eternal hope for those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE UNIQUELY AS INDEPENDENT METHODISTS...
...That God seeks us out (prevenient grace) when we are lost and awakens our hearts to our spiritual need. That we are reconciled to God (justifying grace) by confessing our belief in Jesus, and that God perfects us (sanctifying grace) over time to reflect the character of Jesus Christ. God's gracious work in our lives is intended to renew the image of God in each of his children.
...That God desires us to model our lives after Jesus, who practiced a vibrant personal faith AND worked to meet the physical needs of people. The church is called to the ministries of spiritual transformation and working to relieve both the causes and the effects of human suffering.
...That in the essentials of Christian faith we should find unity, in the non-essentials we should grant liberty, and in all things we should exercise charity. Christians find unity in the common desire to submit our lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The Christian life should be recognized above all else by a love for others.