We see our mission as four-fold:

Loving God, Loving Neighbors, Sharing Christ, Building Believers

This four-fold mission is a combination of what's known as “The Great Commandment” and “The Great Commission.”

  • The Great Commandment (Loving God, Loving Neighbors) – Mark 12:29 – 31
    The most important [commandment],” answered Jesus, “is this...love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.
  • The Great Commission (Sharing Christ, Building Believers) – Matthew 28:19 – 20
    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.


Biblical Teaching

We believe the Bible is one of God's most important instruments for teaching us about Himself. No other writings have the authority that the Bible has. Through it we encounter God, and by applying it to our lives we are transformed. We seek to root our teaching and practice in the Bible (See 2 Timothy 3:16).


We believe we were created to worship God, which means allowing God to occupy the place of greatest significance in our lives. If anything else is allowed to take this place of greatest significance, it will eventually disappoint and harm us.

When we worship God, we seek to honor Him in all we do. Worship is a lifestyle, not simply church attendance. However, we also believe that part of a healthy lifestyle of worship includes gathering with other people of faith to celebrate and honor God together (See Mark 12:28 – 31; John 10:10; Matthew 16:25).


We believe that the experience of God is an experience that is meant to be shared. This is what
fellowship is: experiencing God together and through our interactions with one another (See Proverbs 15:22; Acts 9:10 – 12, 17 – 19; 1st John 1:5 – 7; Hebrews 10:25).


We believe that part of following Jesus involves serving others. God gives each of us gifts and talents that can be used to bless those around us, and part of the Church's purpose is to help people identify and use their gifts and talents to serve those around them (See John 13:1 – 17).


We believe that we are called to spread Jesus' message – both through words and through actions – to those near and far. We seek to use culturally relevant and creative methods to welcome people into relationship with God (See Matthew 28:18 – 20).


We believe that communicating with God through prayer is an essential part of experiencing the fullness of life that God has for us. There is power in prayer for healing, transforming, and furthering God's Kingdom on earth (See Mark 1:35; Matthew 6:5 -13; Isaiah 38:1 – 6; James 4:2 – 3).


We believe that everything we own ultimately belongs to God. Our money, our skills, and even our lives are gifts from God. Part of a life of faith involves learning how to take good care of what we have been given and how to be generous with it (see Luke 12:16 – 21; Mark 12:41 – 44; 2 Corinthians 9:6 – 10).