A community of worshipers encountering and empowered
by the presence of God; advancing the Kingdom of God by
making followers of Jesus Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe that there is one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; and that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth. We believe that in His first coming Jesus inaugurated the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation; and that God regenerates and baptizes by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in water baptism and communion open to all believers.
We believe also in the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, for receiving gifts of the Spirit, and for healing.
We believe in the personal, visible appearing of Christ to each believer, and the consummation of His Kingdom in the resurrection of the body and the final judgment.
The call of the church is to continue to do and teach what Jesus began to do and teach. With that heart we look to the purpose for our anointing and what the Holy Spirit has come to empower us for. Our heart as a people is to flow in God's heart to reach out to those around us and see God's grace extend to accomplish the desire of God's heart in people.
We believe people need to be lead to be a growing people who are
learning about and learning how to enjoy the wonder and power of God's
presence. Since the ultimate goal is to unite God and worshipers the
goal of worship services must be the same. Will the atmosphere created
be 1) high quality music that celebrates God but is focused primarily on
execution and presentation or 2) pursuit of His presence and a divine
encounter that has effective musical support?
Though recognizing the challenges and limitations of time constraints and other factors such as a mixed group of participants (being in the faith or not), it is my vision and desire to have worship experiences and services to lead people into the presence of God in ways that attract all present to unite in hearts open to Him. I believe that worship should seek to lead people into encountering God's presence and therefore must be more than an effective production that appeals to a listening audience. Pursuing excellence and quality is fine but is done subserviently to the goal of divine encounters. Though the people present may not be able to enter in at the same level, I believe all present can discern the distinctive nature of the meeting.
We believe people need to be lead to be a growing people who are learning about and learning how to enjoy the wonder and power of God's presence. Since the ultimate goal is to unite God and worshipers the goal of worship services must be the same. Will the atmosphere created be 1) high quality music that celebrates God but is focused primarily on execution and presentation or 2) pursuit of His presence and a divine encounter that has effective musical support?