Why we exist and what we're called to do.
We exist to love God and to love people.
Ultimately, this means welcoming people to Jesus so that they can trust and follow him too.
Being a disciple of Jesus means being his student - a life-long learner and apprentice. Being a disciple of Jesus means making Jesus the pattern and power for your own life to love God, love others, and live a life that worships God in all things.
Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus - to be a community that is living out the good news of Jesus and inviting all kinds of people into the journey of faith in him. This happens as Jesus calls us to himself, teaches, equips, and sends us to live with him and on mission for him.
In everything we do, we are seeking to make disciples of Jesus who are fully devoted to God and faithfully engaged in his work in the world.
"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and to prayer." - Acts 2:42
This verse identifies some core spiritual practices that are foundation for our life as a community of Jesus' disciples.
We want to place ourselves within God's redemptive story through deep study of the Bible. With the help of God's Spirit, our engagement with Scripture helps us to know who God is, who we are, and what his will is for our lives.
When Jesus gets hold of people, he gathers them together around himself as a new people with a new purpose. He creates communion in a community people that support, encourage, and seek God's best for one another. Fellowship includes fellowship-creating activities such as outreach and compassionate engagement in the world so that more people would come into fellowship with God and his people.
As part of our lived response of worship to God, we gather to take the Lord's Supper which is the sacrament Jesus gave to his disciples to practice together as a celebration and proclamation of his atoning life, death, and resurrection. We believe that the Lord's Supper is an important means that Christ uses to shape his church in the way of his suffering love for the sake of the world.
Prayer is central to our life together. Through Jesus Christ we are welcomed into communion and personal relationship with the Triune God. Being a people of prayer, we live out the conviction that apart from Jesus we can do nothing and that he intends us to enjoy deep and daily communion with him so that we might be renewed by his Word and Spirit and aligned with his will for our lives.