WHAT WE BELIEVE
We consider the following to be essential beliefs
Why Do We Do What We Do?
We are passionate, not perfect, followers of Jesus Christ who want to make a difference in the lives of our fellowship, the community and the world. We are Wesleyan in theology and practice. John Wesley, the founder of a renewal movement within the Church of England, which later became the Methodist church, said: Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.
Love God, Love Others, and Serve the world!
Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will and relationship with all humankind. In Christ is found both newness of life and the highest and clearest example for godliness. People made new in Christ find Him to be the source of faith, hope, and love in both the inner life and in our outward actions engaging a world desperate for hope and life.
Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong missional focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the churches.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY
There is intrinsic value in every person. Biblical unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in the light of the wide-ranging differences in personalities, cultures, races, languages, talents, and perspectives. Finding unity and mutual love in Christ eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.
OUR LIFE LIVED TOGETHER
Love one another, serve one another.
We use our spiritual gifts and talents to serve one another and the world.
Strive together to fulfill the Great Commission.
We support the church financially.
Meet together regularly for fellowship, worship, teaching, and the Lord’s Supper.
Pursue personal holiness and obedience to God’s teaching and direction.
"Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth."
~ John Wesley
Therefore, my friends, since we have the confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Join us on the journey of making each other better, making the community better, and making the world better.
Love God, Love Others, Serve the World!