We are a part of a denominational family called Foursquare which is an interdenominational, international, Spirit-filled church planting movement. Our “tribe” provides resources, leadership support, accountability, and missional partnerships. Our pastors are licensed or ordained with Foursquare. We partner with Foursquare missions and disaster relief efforts around the world.
Word and Spirit. We believe and teach the whole bible as the absolute truth of God and we expect and move in the continuing ministry of Jesus through the power and gifts of the Spirit. We are an "AND" Church seeking the whole ministry of Jesus, the whole gospel, all the grace of God, all that Jesus is!
Kings and queens serving kings and queens. We know our value in Christ and we acknowledge the value in every person we meet. Whether serving the church, serving locally or globally, we serve as representatives of Jesus to this world.
Host God's Presence. We genuinely and extravagantly worship God and minimize distractions during services, including early and unnecessary exits.
Family on mission. We serve consistently in a ministry and take time to be a community. We serve on teams and at a sustainable rhythm.
Bridge Builders. We purposely connect with those who are not like us. We are a diverse people united in Christ-- multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. We welcome and empower those who are often unseen.
Hosting others. Everyone receives many warm greetings and pleasant good byes. We strive to ensure each person feels welcomed and “at home” in our church. Before and/or after service, we look for people we don’t know to talk to, especially those different from ourselves (i.e. cultural or age).
Trustworthiness. We represent Jesus Christ and our church both during gatherings and away. Therefore, we constantly strive to improve our character and competence.
Sacrifice. We sacrifice personal preferences to advance God’s kingdom together (e.g. parking spaces, ministry roles, comfort zones). We consider it a privilege to serve Jesus and avoid all complaining.
Graciousness. We smile, keep good eye contact and communicate to everyone with courtesy and respect (e.g. “good morning,” “thank you,” “I’ll be happy to” and “my pleasure”).
Kindness. We maintain an atmosphere of love and acceptance–even with unreasonable people. We first listen to people to understand, then respond to be understood. We stay focused on our goal to help people follow Jesus and fulfill their purpose.
Unity. We resolve conflicts quickly with gracious yet forthright communication to the appropriate individuals, not by complaining to others. We do not criticize our leaders, team, congregation, other ministers or ministries… ever! If we have a question or concern we direct it to our leader. There is no competition in the kingdom. We serve and bless; we partner with other ministries for the glory of Jesus.
Commitment. We arrive early and start on time. When we cannot fulfill our scheduled responsibilities, we give a willing and “trustworthy” person sufficient notice to cover for us, and communicate to our leaders.
Extraordinary Service. We strive to notice – and even anticipate – the needs of others. We escort and introduce people to the right persons and places rather than pointing or directing them.
Stewardship. We take responsibility to keep our God-given resources maintained and clean (e.g. we never pass by trash, facilities are left clean and organized, energy conserved by turning off lights/HVAC, facilities are locked/armed). We also present ourselves as representatives of God’s kingdom.
Safety. We maintain a safe and accident-free environment. We follow safety procedures with our services and nextgen ministries. We attend to and report all injuries immediately to assure proper care and documentation.
Pastoral Care. We immediately report urgent matters regarding people in our congregation to the campus pastor.
Faith. We do a lot with a little and expect the impossible because our God is always faithful! Our mission and vision is not limited to natural resources or budgets, because God is our source.
Thankful People. We are thankful to the Lord, even in adversity. We will not allow ourselves to forget His goodness. We constantly express words of thankfulness to God. We are also thankful for each other, our leaders, and team members and express that thankfulness regularly.
Joyful People. We spread joy, like to laugh, don’t take ourselves to seriously, have fun and make things fun for others.
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers, and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4).
WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4). We believe in commemorating the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and fruit of the vine (1 Cor. 11:24, 25).
We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers (Heb. 10:24, 25).
We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God (Rom. 13:1-5).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith (Heb. 6:1).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to prayer offered in faith (Jas. 5:14-16).
We believe that the church’s primary responsibilities are taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20).
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man is created in the image of God but, by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection—thereby imbuing humanity with sinfulness (Rom. 5:12).
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians (1 Cor. 12:1- 11) and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Gal. 5:22-25).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior (Rev. 20:11-15).
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is God-inspired (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).
THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death (Rev. 20:11-15; Heb. 9:27; 2 Cor. 5:10).
MARRIAGE & SEXUALITY
We believe that marriage is a God-designed and God-ordained institution to be a life-long, exclusive covenant between one man and one woman and that sex is a beautiful and powerful gift reserved solely for the covenant marriage (Matt 19:1-9, Gen 2, Heb 13:4)
We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Phil. 4:5, KJV; Col. 3:12, 13).
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that a genuine change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20).
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (Rom. 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).
THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION
We believe that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us—pardoning all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8).
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross. Salvation is God’s gift to us (Eph. 2:8).
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11- 13).
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30-32).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe the method ordained by God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:7).