To help as many people as possible live fully alive
God loves you and therefore He is not ok with you staying the same. We are either growing closer or further away from Him. We can keep moving forward because Jesus has changed us from the inside out.
You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He is food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. Matthew 5:6 MSG
Some are all about words; some are all about actions; we are all about both. We speak God’s love from our mouths and we demonstrate it with our actions. Proverbs 3:27, Ephesians 4:15
God has a plan and a purpose for every person. This is why we will do anything, short of sin, to reach more people for Jesus…this defines us…it’s why we change; it’s why we exist: changing lives that impact the world.
We approach God knowing that He loves us and therefore, we can love Him. We approach people the same way, no matter what…we lead with love. Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
Our words have the power of life or death. We choose life! Ephesians 4:29 ESV
God created the world and by Holy Spirit He lives inside of us. The Church should therefore be the most creative people group on the earth today. When we tap into what God has put inside of us, we are able to lead the way creatively.
No matter the day, the decision, or the circumstance, the first step is prayer. We believe God answers bold prayers–and small ones too. Matthew 6:33 ESV
Everything we do represents Jesus. God doesn’t ask us for perfection; He asks us to bring our best…always! Colossians 3:17 ESV
There is one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe; eternally existing in three persons, i.e. Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7-8).
Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts of sin (John 16:7-8), comforts us (John 14:16-19), guides us into all truth (John 16:13), and is our deposit, sealing us against the day our salvation is fully realized (Ephesians 1:13-14).
Jesus is the Son of God. He is fully man and fully God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15) and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16). He rose from the grave three days later demonstrating His power over death, hell, and the grave. He ascended to the Father where He prays for us (Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5), is preparing an eternal place for us (John 14:1-4), and will come again for us (1 Thessalonians 4:11).
The Bible is God’s Word to mankind. It is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative, complete Word of God. As such, it should be viewed as the “owner’s manual” for life (2 Timothy 3:16).
It is God’s intention the Christian life be lived out in community with other members of the church which form Christ’s body (Ephesians 1:20-23, Hebrews 10:25, Proverbs 27:17). God established the church as the institution through which His wisdom is shown (Ephesians 3:10), and in which His Spirit dwells (Ephesians 2:19-22).
All mankind needs forgiveness from sin (Romans 3:23) in order to enjoy a full life now and to share eternity with God. This forgiveness is available through God’s free offer of grace (Ephesians 2: 8_10), through trusting what Jesus Christ has done for us on the Cross (Romans 10:9-10), and by the power of Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:22). This relationship with God is essential to enjoy the wonderful realities of heaven and to avoid the painful realities of an eternal hell (John 5:24,28 and 29; Philippians 2:9-10).
All followers of Christ should seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Spirit-filled believers should expect to receive that infilling by faith (Luke 9:9-13) and expect results in the form of power to live out their Christian lives and in the discovery and use of their spiritual gifts (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:11, Ephesians 3:19-20).
When a person accepts God’s free gift of grace, he is regenerated and new life in Christ begins (2 Corinthians 5:17). The goal of this new life is to be transformed into a life of “Christ-like” character (Romans 12:1-2). However, the supreme evidence of Christian discipleship is not that we keep all the rules, but rather that we have love for one another (John 13:35).