WHO WE ARE

A PEOPLE KIND OF PERSON IS NOT DEFINED BY COLOR, CREED, OR BACKGROUND, BUT IS DEFINED BY PASSION FOR GOD, FOR LIFE, AND FOR PEOPLE. A PEOPLE KIND OF PERSON BELIEVES THERE IS MORE TO LIFE — A LIFE GOD DESIGNED AND INSPIRED. A PEOPLE KIND OF PERSON BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF THE LOCAL CHURCH.


OUR BELIEFS

HOLY BIBLE: THE HOLY BIBLE, AND ONLY THE BIBLE, IS THE AUTHORITATIVE WORD OF GOD. IT ALONE IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY IN DETERMINING ALL DOCTRINAL TRUTHS. IN ITS ORIGINAL WRITING, IT IS INSPIRED, INFALLIBLE AND INERRANT. (2TIMOTHY 3:16; 2 PETER 1:20-21; PROVERBS 30:5; ROMANS 16:25-26) 

 

TRINITY: THERE IS ONE GOD, ETERNALLY EXISTENT IN THREE PERSONS: FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT. THESE THREE ARE CO-EQUAL AND CO-ETERNAL. (I JOHN 5:7; GENESIS 1:26; MATTHEW 3:16-17, 28:19; LUKE 1:35;  ISAIAH 9:6; HEBREWS 3:7-11)

 

 JESUS CHRIST: JESUS CHRIST IS GOD THE SON, THE SECOND PERSON OF THE TRINITY. ON EARTH, JESUS WAS 100% GOD AND 100% MAN. HE IS THE ONLY MAN EVER TO HAVE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE. HE WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN, LIVED A SINLESS LIFE, PERFORMED MIRACLES, DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MANKIND AND THUS, ATONED FOR OUR SINS THROUGH THE SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD. HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES, ASCENDED TO THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, AND WILL RETURN AGAIN IN POWER AND GLORY. (JOHN 1:1,14, 20:28; 1TIMOTHY 3:16; ISAIAH 9:6; PHILIPPIANS 2:5-6; 1TIMOTHY 2:5)

 

REDEMPTION: MAN WAS CREATED GOOD AND UPRIGHT, BUT BY VOLUNTARY TRANSGRESSION HE FELL; HIS ONLY HOPE OF REDEMPTION IS IN JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD. (GEN.1:26-31, 3:1-7; ROMANS 5:12-21)

 

SALVATION: WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST; HIS DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION. SALVATION IS A GIFT FROM GOD, NOT A RESULT OF OUR GOOD WORKS OR OF ANY HUMAN EFFORTS. (EPHESIANS 2:8-9; GALATIANS 2:16, 3:8; TITUS 3:5; ROMANS 10:9-10; ACTS 16:31; HEBREWS 9:22)

 

REPENTANCE: REPENTANCE IS THE COMMITMENT TO TURN AWAY FROM SIN IN EVERY AREA OF OUR LIVES AND TO FOLLOW CHRIST, WHICH ALLOWS US TO RECEIVE HIS REDEMPTION AND TO BE REGENERATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. THUS, THROUGH REPENTANCE WE RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND APPROPRIATE SALVATION. (ACTS 2:21, 3:19; 1 JOHN 1:9) 

 

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: GIVEN AT PENTECOST, IT IS THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER, SENT BY JESUS AFTER HIS ASCENSION, TO EMPOWER THE CHURCH TO PREACH THE GOSPEL THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE EARTH. (JOEL 2:28-29; MATTHEW 3:11; MARK 16:17; ACTS 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6)     

 

THE CHURCH: THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST, THE HABITATION OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT, WITH DIVINE APPOINTMENTS FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF JESUS’ GREAT COMMISSION. EVERY PERSON WHO IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CHURCH AS A MEMBER OF THE BODY OF BELIEVERS. THERE IS A SPIRITUAL UNITY OF ALL BELIEVERS IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. (EPHESIANS 1:22, 2:19-22; HEBREWS 12:23; JOHN 17:11, 20-23)    

 

GOD’S WILL FOR PROVISION: IT IS THE FATHER’S WILL FOR BELIEVERS TO BECOME WHOLE, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE. BUT BECAUSE OF THE FALL, MANY MAY NOT RECEIVE THE FULL BENEFITS OF GOD’S WILL WHILE ON EARTH. THAT FACT, THOUGH, SHOULD NEVER PREVENT ALL BELIEVERS FROM SEEKING THE FULL BENEFITS OF CHRIST’S PROVISION IN ORDER TO BETTER SERVE OTHERS.

1. SPIRITUAL (JOHN 3:3-11; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-21; ROMANS 10:9-10)  

2. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL (2 TIMOTHY 1:7, 2:11; PHILIPPIANS 4:7-8; ROMANS 12:2; ISAIAH 26:3)  

3. PHYSICAL (ISAIAH 53:4-5; MATTHEW 8:17; 1 PETER 2:24) 

4. FINANCIAL (JOSHUA 1:8; MALACHI 3:10-11; LUKE 6:38; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-10; DEUTERONOMY  28:1-14; PSALM 34:10, 84:11; PHILIPPIANS 4:19)

 

RESURRECTION: JESUS CHRIST WAS PHYSICALLY RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD IN A GLORIFIED BODY THREE DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS. IN ADDITION, BOTH THE SAVED AND THE LOST WILL BE RESURRECTED; THEY THAT ARE SAVED TO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT ARE LOST TO THE RESURRECTION OF ETERNAL DAMNATION. (LUKE 24:16, 36, 39; JOHN 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; ACTS 24:15; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:42, 44; PHILIPPIANS 1:21-23, 3:21)  


OUR CODE

“HEART OVER GIFT” // WE BELIEVE THAT CHARACTER SHOULD EXCEED ANY ABILITY, TALENT, OR GIFT.

 

“GROWTH OVER COMFORT” // WE COUNT THE COST. WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT HAVE HEART AND SPIRIT ABOUT THEM. WE HAVE A ‘WHATEVER IT TAKES MENTALITY,’ AND WE BELIEVE IN ORDER TO SEE PERSONAL AND CORPORATE GROWTH, COMFORT IS A SACRIFICE WE ARE WILLING TO MAKE.

 

“HIGH RESOLUTION VISION" // WE ARE MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN “AIMING AT THE SAME GOAL POST”—THE CLEARER THE VISION, THE BETTER THE EXECUTION. VISION WILL KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.

 

“WE LIVE BY: WHY NOT?” // WE WILL UNAPOLOGETICALLY EXHAUST EVERY OPTION TO SEE VISION UNFOLD AND FULFILLED SO THAT PEOPLE CAN EXPERIENCE AND CONNECT WITH GOD. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE US, BUT WHAT COULD BE.

 

“THE LIGHTS ARE ON AND EVERYONE IS HOME.” // WE LOVE TO PARTY! CHURCH SHOULD BE ENJOYED NOT ENDURED. WE WILL WORK HARD AND WE WILL CELEBRATE OUR WINS.

 

“THE BOTTOM LINE" // OUR VISION IS ALL ABOUT CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PEOPLE AND PEOPLE TO A GOD THAT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE.

 

“LINE IN THE SAND” // WE BELIEVE HUMANITY IS DEFINED BY ‘LINE IN THE SAND’ MOMENTS.  BAPTISMS ARE A ‘LINE IN THE SAND’, EXTERNAL DECLARATION OF AN INTERNAL COMMITMENT TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.

 

“OUR LIFE HIS EDIT” // WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE ALLOW GOD TO EDIT OUR PLANS IN LIFE, WE ARRIVE AT A LIFE WE COULD ONLY DREAM OF.

 

“EVERY GIVEN SUNDAY” // “EVERY GIVEN SUNDAY” WE SHOW UP TO BE A PART OF A RADICAL LIFE AND A PASSIONATE EXPRESSION OF REAL PEOPLE LIVING OUT A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS-DAILY!

 

“RUNS IN THE BLOOD” // WE DON’T GIVE BECAUSE WE ‘HAVE TO’, WE GIVE BECAUSE WE ‘GET IT’.  WE GIVE BECAUSE IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.  WE GIVE FOR THOSE WHO ARE TO COME.  WE GIVE BECAUSE OF WHAT’S BEEN GIVEN TO US. PROVERBS 11:24-25 THE WORLD OF THE GENEROUS GETS LARGER AND LARGER; THE WORLD OF THE STINGY GETS SMALLER AND SMALLER.  THE ONE WHO BLESSES OTHERS IS ABUNDANTLY BLESSED; THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS ARE HELPED.

 

“LAMPSTAND” // WE ARE A CHURCH OF EXCELLENCE THAT WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW JESUS IN AN ‘OUT OF THE BOX’ AND IN IRRELIGIOUS WAY. WE WILL CHALLENGE THE MUNDANE, THE STATUS QUO, AND WILL LIVE LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

 

“WE THE PEOPLE” // WE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE CHURCH WILL NOT BE BUILT ON THE HARD WORK OF A FEW BUT WILL BE BUILT WITH EVERYONE THAT CALLS IT HOME. “THE HOPE OF THE WORLD IS THE LOCAL CHURCH, AND THE HOPE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH IS THE VOLUNTEERS.” –BILL HYBELS.