Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He is the only Son of God. He gave His life to restore our relationship to our heavenly Father through the forgiveness of our sins. Our belief in Jesus is a gift of grace from God.
The Bible is God’s Word, without error. It tells us how we are to live together as a Christian community and as individuals. Only in God’s Word do we learn of our God who demonstrates His love for sinners by sacrificing His only Son.
Our own efforts to have a relationship with God are completely inadequate. God restores our relationship to Him. He gives meaning and satisfaction to our lives by giving us faith to believe Jesus lived and died for us, to forgive our sins and to give us unending hope.
Knowing Jesus affects every aspect of our lives. Following Jesus is not a religion, but a way of living. Jesus’ example and teachings speak candidly to every person. We strive to engage others in worship and service by living and expressing our faith in ways relevant to others.
In grateful response to God, who establishes our relationship with Him in Jesus, we are called to pursue Him with full devotion.
The greatest joy comes from being forgiven by God through Jesus. Our joy is multiplied as we worship and serve God together, caring for others both within our community of faith and those who do not yet know Jesus. A dynamic Christian community invites and is inviting…leading others to discover Jesus.
As followers of Jesus we are…
Worshipping and Praying
We pray individually and together. We celebrate the relationship God has established with us, exercising our rights as His sons and daughters: communicating, listening, and being obedient.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
We are intentional about growing in our faith and knowledge of God through Bible study and meditation…for a lifetime.
…draw near to God…hold unswervingly to the hope…meet together…and encourage one another…all the more as you see the day approaching.
We recognize our heavenly Father as the giver of all we have. We cheerfully serve Him with our talents, and give back a portion of these gifts to support His kingdom work on earth.
As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
We know the love of Jesus, our Savior, as our single most important relationship in time and eternity, and we love others as we have been loved by Him.
[What] counts is faith expressing itself through love.
We have a heart for Jesus’ mission. We want all people to know Jesus as the one who saves them from sin and death, by believing in His perfect life, death, and resurrection.
God our Savior…wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.1 Timothy 2:3b