We desire to engage in the reality of Jesus Christ. We want to know Him and be known by Him. We do this through the teaching and study of the Bible, the Word of God. Peter says it so perfectly in John 6:68, ""But Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You (Jesus) have the words of eternal life.'" We desire this truth to be a reality in our everyday lives as the church body, both individually and corporately.
We desire to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). As Christians we have all been given gifts, received callings and stewarded responsibilities. We desire the disciples of Jesus Christ to discover and fulfill their God-given roles in their families, in the church, in the workplace, in their neighborhoods and on mission in the world. The church is the place where we equip Christians for the work of the ministry.
Jesus gave His disciples specific instructions in Luke 24:49 & Acts 1:4, telling them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father. To wait until they have received power from on high. Jesus was speaking of receiving the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the empowerment for the Christian life. The Holy Spirit is the Helper that Jesus spoke of in John 16. We desire to live the empowered life Jesus has granted us. There is no other way to live out the call and commission we have received. We must be praying and seeking always to be being filled with the Holy Spirit to walk out the Christian life in His strength and supply (Ephesians 5:18).
We are on mission with Jesus. This mission, this call is to go into all the world and make disciples. To spread the good news of the gospel of grace, to baptize in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and to teach all that was commanded us. This is the heart beat and mission of the church (Matthew 28:19-20).
WE BELIEVE that there is only one true God, revealed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).