OUR THEOLOGY

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE email us - we'd love to talk!  But here are a few beliefs that are core to who we are:

GOD…

We believe there is only one God - the Triune God: Father, Son and Spirit.  God is completely “other than” us, yet as a loving Father and the Creator of all things, He loves us and calls us to Himself.  God’s love is incarnational, even to the point of Jesus coming to this world to live, die and ultimately conquer death and separation from God.  The Spirit guides, convicts and empowers us to experience and share healing and wholeness in this world.

GOSPEL…

Otherwise known as the “Good News”.  We believe it’s humanity’s natural tension to both desire life with God, but also to do life our own way.  Sin is anything that brings separation and brokenness between us and God, each other, ourselves and creation.  So the Good News of Jesus’ incarnational love is that it heals these broken relationships.  Another way of understanding the Good News is that God created us to reflect Him in this world.  Sin is anything that cracks and distorts our ability to reflect God in this world.  So the Good News is that Jesus can use our lives as mosaics that reflect the goodness and love of God to give hope to a broken world.

REVELATION…

We believe that God wants us to know Him.  God uses the Bible to reveal the epic story of God’s love for His creation.  While there are countless specific teachings that give guidance along the way, the overarching story is of God’s sovereignty and love.  God also uses prayer, experience, community, creation and history to reveal Himself.  While tension and paradox are a crucial part of wrestling with faith, these all need to find consistency and harmony with each other.

MISSION…

We believe that God is alive and well – and He is active in this world.  The main desire of the Church and followers of Jesus should be to join in with what God is doing right here and right now.  God calls us to a personal salvation, BUT He also calls us to be ambassadors and agents of His healing and salvation in the world.

CHURCH…

The Church has been describe as both the Bride and Body of Jesus.  If the Church is the Bride, it cannot be enamored with itself – that’s just not a loving thing to do!  If the Church is the Body of Jesus, we’re called to be Jesus’ hands and feet in this world.  It’s been said that “God’s Church doesn’t have a Mission – God’s Mission has a Church.”  The Church’s mission is to equip, encourage and mobilize people to see the Good News of God’s love proclaimed and demonstrated across the globe.