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.

 

Our Core VAlues

Witnessing to the World
We value an active and loving witness for Christ to all people.

Serving Compassionately
We value serving others at their point of need, following the example of our Lord Jesus.

Pursuing Peace
We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.

Living Simply
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.

Worshiping God
We value heartfelt worship that is God- honoring, spirit-directed, and life-changing.

Following Jesus
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.


For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your Book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.
— Psalm 139:13-16