Compelling Beliefs

Worth of Christ

Jesus is worthy of night and day (perpetual) adoration.

Centrality of the Word

Everything we do is rooted in and centered around the eternal truths found in the scriptures. We hold fast to a firm belief in the infallibility, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Christian Bible.

Unity & Need of the Whole Body

Before leaving the task of making disciples to the church, Jesus’ prayer was that His disciples (and those who believed their report) would be perfected in unity. His language was in fact very strong: “that they may be one, even as we are one.” (John 17:11). As He desires partnership with us, so He desires that we lay aside petty differences and love one another. (John 13:34, John 15:12, Matthew 22:39, 1 John 3:16-18)

Furthermore, the whole body of Christ in every place, each walking in their distinct roles and functions, is needed in the completion of the task. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

On Earth as it is in Heaven

The created purpose (chief end) of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. God’s everlasting desire from before the foundations has always been to dwell with us, and we with Him. The redemptive storyline of the scriptures points to a day when all things are made new, the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord covers the earth as the waters the sea, and His will is fully enacted on earth just as it is in heaven.

Making Disciples

Jesus’ command went beyond the proclamation of the Gospel alone, but rather demanded the making of disciples in every place the Gospel is preached. Our desire is to see the establishment of self-sustaining communities of believers in every place, serving the Lord through their own expression.

The Need For Fusing of Prayer, Worship, & Mission

Jesus never intended the mission (Matthew 28:16-20) to be completed apart from an intimate leaning on Himself through prayer. Worship and prayer propel mission. Through worship, our gaze is lifted to behold the sovereign One to whom the mission belongs. Prayer admits a dependence upon Him in the completion of it.

Servant Leadership

Jesus left us with the model of leadership which bows low in order to serve, rather than be served. As He washed the disciples feet, so still today we are commanded to wash the feet of one another. We take the words of Christ at face value: “The greatest among you shall be your servant.” (Matthew 23:11)

The Blessed Hope

We live suspended — looking back at the cross of Christ which paid our ransom, yet looking forward toward the blessed hope of His return. We want to be counted among those who love His appearing, and eagerly look for the dawn of the age to come, when He restores all things, death is forever put away, and the promises of God are fulfilled. Until then, we give ourselves to prayer as we foster that hopeful longing in our hearts. (1 Peter 1:13)