We are not cosmic accidents, but divinely created beings with an eternal purpose. The alternative message to this society’s unstated teaching of doom is that there is hope and meaning.
Our Core VAlues
Witnessing to the World
We value an active and loving witness for Christ to all people.
We value serving others at their point of need, following the example of our Lord Jesus.
We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.
We value uncluttered lives, which free us to love boldly, give generously, and serve joyfully.
Relying on God
We confess our dependence on God for everything, and seek to deepen our intimacy with Him by living prayerfully.
Experiencing God’s Love and Grace
We value the free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Believing the Bible
We value the Bible as God’s authoritative Word, study it together, and build our lives on its truth.
We value heartfelt worship that is God- honoring, spirit-directed, and life-changing.
We value whole hearted obedience to Christ Jesus through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
Belonging to the Community of Faith=
We value integrity in relationships and mutual accountability in an atmosphere of grace, love, and acceptance.
What we are to the World
The current thinking is that we are evolutionary anomalies who have somehow evolved to the top of the food chain. Issues of good and evil are societal constructs, but we are individually arbiters of what is good and what is evil. The problem of course is that we will all die, and then there is nothing. We are cosmic accidents who slip through life into a meaningless void. This is bleak, and faced with this bleakness, we are left searching for meaning.
The Church and its message, we are taught, is irrelevant.
This Church’s message is not irrelevant; it is an alternative. What we understand is that there is a God, and this God created the universe. This God put all things in order and created us to be in charge of this world. But we chose our own way. We chose to be the arbiters of good and evil, and in doing that, we allowed disorder and death to enter this creation.
The good news is that this God anticipated all of this and offers us a Way to restoration and meaning. He sent His Son to make the Way for us back to Him.
We are not cosmic accidents, but divinely created beings with an eternal purpose. The Alt message to this society’s unstated teaching of doom is that there is hope and meaning.