to help people come to know Jesus
to grow into mature followers in Him
for the sake of our city and our world
Ephesians 4:11–16; Matthew 28:18–20
We believe that placing our faith in Him is a foundational first step toward knowing God and to growing into the person he desires us to be. As we are being transformed into His likeness we are empowered to participate in His work of transformation in our world.
Communion with God
John 15:4–8; John 6:56; Ephesians 5:15–19; 1 John 2:4–6
Through Jesus Christ, God invites all people to enter into a life-transforming relationship with Him. This relationship with God begins as we place our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, and as we continue to grow as followers of Christ. We grow as we learn how to trust in and respond to the ongoing presence and leading of God’s Spirit within us. We learn to live in communion with God by participating intentionally and regularly in personal and corporate worship, including prayer and the study of scripture; the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; acts of service and other spiritual practices that foster greater intimacy with God.
Colossians 3:15–17; Philippians 4:6–7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
We consider thanksgiving an important mark of a maturing follower of Jesus Christ. We give thanks because we know that, through the gift of Christ and the Holy Spirit, God has made Himself known and accessible to us. We can know and live in communion with God and share in His plan of hope and redemption for all of creation. In response to His complete provision, we are called to live lives marked by thanksgiving.
James 1:17; 1 John 4:8–10; Romans 12:13–18; Matthew 25:34–43
We value generous hospitality as a response to the grace of God and as the intentional sharing of our life with others. Hospitality is the deliberate act of making room for people in our lives so that they too may experience the welcome and grace of God. We value generous hospitality because, through it, we extend the gracious welcome of God to others.
Mark 3:33–35; John 17:20–23; Ephesians 4:11–16
We value all members within our faith community. We believe that we need each other to grow as followers of Jesus Christ. We are committed to passing on our faith well to the next generation, and we strive to encourage and strengthen one another in our pursuit of a Christ-like life. We value an intergenerational approach to ministry because we believe in an emphasis on relationships as a context for growing disciples, the intentional passing on of our faith to the next generation, and the empowerment of children and youth to minister and enrich the lives of others.
Ephesians 4:15–16, 25; Psalm 15:1–2; 1 John 3:18
We desire to be known as a church that conducts our work with honesty and integrity. As we value our faith family, we desire to be transparent and inclusive in our decision-making. As they guide us, our leaders will consult and engage the people of the church on matters pertaining to church life and ministry and will promote transparency as essential to our personal growth as followers of Jesus. We believe that transparency defines the mature follower of Jesus, and we value it because it results in a greater degree of trust and ownership among us.
Statement of Belief
We are a part of the Church of the Nazarene, a denomination with over 30,000 churches across the world. You can find out more at their website, Nazarene.org.
These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true:
We believe in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.