How do we help people See Christ? As a church, we are committed to preaching Christ centered sermons and living lives that exalt Christ every day. This is because we believe that all the promises in scripture find their yes in the person and work of Jesus.
How do we help people Be In Community? As a church, we gather together in corporate worship and engage in relational discipleship through small groups. This is because we believe that making disciples is our preeminent task as a community of Christ followers. Biblically, the disciple making process happens in community. Thus, this process satisfies our need for belonging by engaging us in something bigger than ourselves.
How do we Care For Others? We move to the needs of others in our faith community, city, and the world. This is because in Christ, God moved toward our greatest need. Jesus satisfied our need for forgiveness and reconciliation with God through his death, burial, and resurrection. Therefore, we are moved by his compassion to the needs of others.
What is the Gospel?
"I am unashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" Romans1:16
The "good news" or gospel is summed up in the doing, dying, and rising of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to the Father. He then took the punishment we deserved at the cross and died for us in our place as the perfect sacrifice for sin. Finally, he rose in powerful victory over sin and death.
We believe the gospel proclaimed from the scriptures changes lives, resurrects hearts, removes idolatry, and restores lives. Families are restored, neighborhoods are renewed, and whole cities transformed by its power. Thus, we will preach the gospel. We will counsel with the gospel. We will celebrate the gospel in song. We will remember the gospel by partaking of the Lord's Supper. We will learn to live in light of the gospel in every sphere of life. From our personal lives, to our homes, to our neighborhoods, to the schools and vocations we take in this city, to the ends of the earth, the gospel will be shared by this community in word and deed.