What We Believe

Representing God to the Lost & Found for Transformation in Christ.

Culture Code

How We Re•present God

This list of core values are irrefutable ordinances for our ministry. They create filters for how our leaders make decisions in order to facilitate and implement the culture. We desire that all of our staff, leaders, and members exhibit these attributes in their daily lives, influencing everything that they do for the glory of God.

We are a relevant and progressive church that changes lives.

We love first.

We have faith in God, faith in people and faith for miracles.

We are humble, open and transparent people of integrity. 

We give just to give, not to get. 

We use our hands to show our hearts. 

We use our lives to express God’s worth.

We hold ourselves to a very high standard in our words, appearance and actions. 

We are committed to structure, training and conduct that produces growth. 

We belong together. 

We reverence God, value people and demonstrate our gratitude.

We enjoy it all. 


These 16 beliefs are the pillars of our faith. 

The Bible is God’s Word to all the people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is Truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

God has existed in relationship with himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19, 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14Numbers 23:19Leviticus 11:44-4519:2Psalm 11:4-6Malachi 3:6John 3:164:245:2614:1Acts 17:28Romans 3:3-4

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. The Holy Spirit in the virgin, Mary, created Him. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. he defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

Isaiah 7:1453Matthew 1:18-233:178:2914:3316:1628:5-6Luke 1:27-3522:7024:46-47John 1:11410:3011:25-2717:1-5Acts 1:92:22-247:55-56Romans 1:3-43:23-268:1-310:41 Corinthians 8:62 Corinthians 5:19-21Gal 4:4-5Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:152:91 Timothy 2:5-63:16

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness and the coming judgement. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Evidence of the Holy Spirit is seen in the fruits of the Holy Spirit, speaking in unknown tongues, gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc.

Genesis 1:2Psalms 51:11139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Mark 1:10Luke 1:354:111:1312:12John 15:2616:7-14Acts 1:582:1-413:2Romans 8:9-1114-1626-27Galatians 5:22-231 Corinthians 3:1612:1-11Ephesians 1:13-142 Peter 1:21Revelation 22:17

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-1918:15-20Acts 2:41-475:11-1413:1-314:2316:520:281 Corinthians 7:179:13-1412Ephesians 1:22-232:19-223:10-125:22-32Colossians 1:183:151 Timothy 4:141 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 21:2-3

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through His own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-302:718-223Psalms 8:3-632:1-551:5Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Acts 17:26-31Romans 1:19-323:10-18235:66:67:14-251 Corinthians 1:21-3115:1921-22Ephesians 2Colossians 1:21-223:9-11

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, he fell into sin. His only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ. Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance we individually receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

Genesis 1:26-313:17Acts 2:383:19Romans 5:12-21

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift given through the grace of God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:1853:5-655:7Matthew 1:2127:22-6628:1-6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:123:16365:24Acts 2:214:1216:30-31Romans 1:16-183:23-255:8-106110:9-10; Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:16203:813Ephesians 2:8-10Philippians 2:12-13Hebrews 9:22-28Revelation 3:20

Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly. We believe that no monumental thing can be done without prayer preceding it and continuing through it.

Psalms 145:18Proverbs 15:29Matthew 7:11Luke 18:1Romans 8:26Philippians 4:6Colossians 4:21 Thessalonians 5:171 Timothy 2:8

Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. God commands it, but our salvation is not reliant upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.

Matthew 28:19Acts 2:38

Communion (The Lord’s Supper) is a unique time when the elements of bread and juice express, in a spiritual way, the body and blood of Christ. Communion is taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

Matthew 26:26-28Mark 16:16Acts 8:128:36-3810:47-481 Corinthians 10:1611:23-25

The Five-Fold Ministry positions of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers are gifts given to each local church and the universal Church. These gifts are for the equipping of believers to spread the Gospel of Christ. We believe both men and women are sovereignly chosen by God for these ministry positions.

Ephesians 4:8-131 Corinthians 12:4-3014:29-31Galatians 3:26-29Philippians 4:3Romans 16:1-7

We believe that, as part of Christ’s work of salvation, it is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life.

  1. Spiritual
    • John 3:3, 11: Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
  2. Mental & Emotional
    • Isaiah 26:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2
  3. Physical
    • Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
  4. Financial
    • Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Malachi 3:10

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His authority on earth. This will occur at a time undisclosed by scripture. So, we live everyday in expectation of Christ’s return.

Matthew 24:3026:63-64Acts 1:9-111 Thessalonians 4:15-172 Thessalonians 1:7-8Revelation 1:7

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

Matthew 5:312206:2019:2125:3441Mark 9:43-48John 3:1636Romans 6:23Hebrews 9:2711:161 John 2:255:11-13Revelation 14:9-1120:12-1521:8