We are a community of people committed to following and loving Jesus Christ. We envision a movement of people from various backgrounds. Some grew up in the church while others have almost no memory of participating in a church. We envision a community where nobody is perfect and everything is possible when we are living in step with Jesus Christ and with each other.
What We Value
Presently we are strategically committed to being and making disciples through small groups, generosity, hospitality, membership, and consistent involvement in worship and service. We invest a lot in our kids and their parents because they are tomorrow’s leaders. At the same time, we care deeply for people of all ages and stages.
Concerning numerical growth, we are committed to helping launch new churches and ministries. This may come through satellite campuses or through conventional church plants and we remain open to opportunities God places before us. We will purposefully feature mostly live-preaching in our satellite campuses in order to develop leaders and shift the focus towards the essential message as opposed to an essential messenger. We will intentionally plant smaller to medium sized congregations (of 100-500 weekend attenders) to encourage easier access to community and to prioritize ongoing planting and launching of new churches and campuses.
Knowing we exist for those who do not yet belong to the church, we will design our physical spaces in ways that are relevant to the surrounding public spaces and culture. Our musical expressions of worship will be Scripturally based and emphasize God while leveraging sounds and styles that are non-alienating to outsiders regardless of the age of the song. We will partner with proven care and mission groups to come alongside Kingdom work that is already changing lives, as well as innovating ministries from within.
What We Believe
About the Scriptures: We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
About God: We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
About Humanity: We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
About Salvation: We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life: We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
The Evangelical Church