What we're about.....
The simplicity of our ministry is found in the teaching of Jesus who said the greatest commandments were to love God with our whole heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We have shaped our ministry to encourage followers of Jesus to fulfill those two commandments, and to invite others in our community to join with us.
Our focus is on Jesus; knowing him and helping one another live out his life through us, by the power of his Spirit, teaching the Bible verse-by-verse, and encouraging worship that glorifies God and encourages the soul. It includes a commitment to one another in a growing community of mutual encouragement, instruction and accountability to the word of God.
We use the word "community" because the church isn't a building, but people vitally linked to one another in a local place. We are striving to become that for each other, because the Christian life can only truly be lived in "community".
We say our ministry is....
...because the relationship we have with God is not the result of our own efforts or merit, but by his Grace. What we enjoy from him is undeserved, it is wholly a gift.
...because the blessing of the Christian life is not something we can earn by trying harder to be good people, or please God with our religious discipline. It is by Faith that we relate to God.
...because we are committed to the Word of God, which Jesus called the Truth. It is the sole source of authority for all we believe and do.
...because it is the greatest of virtues. Jesus said we would fulfill the Law of God if we loved God and loved our neighbor as ourselves.