Who We Are
We are an ordinary group of loved and forgiven sinners set free to be children of God and saints who follow Jesus Christ. We seek to make disciples of lost sinners for Christ by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to grow disciples in becoming those who joyfully obeying all of Jesus’ commands to love God and all people.
Jesus summed up the Gospel (Good News) with his three-fold call to every person: Repent, Believe, and Follow (Mark 1:14-17). Everyone is a sinner who falls short of the glory of God, and is thus separated from God. Our hearts reject the rule of God over our lives. To repent is to recognize our sin and turn to God for forgiveness and transformation. To believe is to place our active trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. To follow is to walk in the new way of being led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. To repent, believe, and follow requires a conscious decision to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Salvation is not about escaping this world for heaven, but entering into the Kingdom of God now, praying for the Kingdom of God to come on earth as it is in heaven, and placing hope firmly in the sovereign rule of Christ that exists now, and will one day be fully consummated with a new creation--a new heaven and a new earth, where the dwelling place of God is with redeemed humanity.
Until then, we believe Jesus gave his disciples a “Great Commission”: “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20) So everything we are and do as a church is aimed squarely at making and growing disciples for Jesus Christ.
The goal of the Great Commission is the “Great Commandment": “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) Jesus reveals God’s ultimate goal is to re-make the character of his followers into those who fully express love for God and all people. This is a life-long process of transformation and change that requires serious and intentional effort on the part of his disciples: “Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:6). Yet this goal is ultimately assured only by the power of the Holy Spirit working the life of Christ progressively into believers: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6). So we participate with God towards the ultimate goal of being re-made into the likeness of Jesus Christ: “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12-13)
We invite you to join us in living out this hope in Jesus.
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