What We Believe

WE BELIEVE . . .

That God accepts us and wants to have an eternal relationship with us. That God did everything necessary to bring salvation to us through Christ. That we are forgiven and we can be forgiving. That God answers prayer. That God shows us His love through Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace. So, receiving grace we can be grace-filled towards others. That God needs us to be involved in the world around us so we can make a difference through service to others. We are active in missions and serving our community in many ways. We believe in two sacraments -  baptism and communion, and the Trinity - God the Father, Jesus, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

These core values are what we hold as absolute values that make us the church we are:

Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pray daily
Learn and teach the Bible
Invite and welcome everyone
Worship together as families and friends
Celebrate joy and fellowship
Share communion - the Bread and the Cup
Serve locally and globally
Love as Christ loves us

Our Vision

God has given us a vision, a dream of what we can become. It is a vision that takes us beyond ourselves and makes us fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

  1. It is a dream for a place of acceptance, where very diverse people come together and minister to each others hurts, frustrations, and confusion with love, joy, patience, guidance, and encouragement.

  2. It is a dream of relying on the Holy Spirit, harnessing the gifts of people for ministry and enabling them to use them, and making decisions based on our drive and purpose rather than personal preference and comfort.

  3. It is a dream of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and equipping each person among us to do so, with a readiness for the possibilities for ministry God sets before us, a responsiveness to the population growth of Delaware County, and a willingness to live, laugh, and learn along the way.

  4. It is a dream of helping people mature and grow in their relationship with God and their understanding of the scriptures, discover their spiritual gifts and natural abilities, and apply them in a significant ministry of Christian service and mission in the church and in the world.

  5. It is a dream of being venturesome and creative, "big-group-minded" in terms of mission and sense of inclusiveness and "small-group-minded" in terms of fellowship and sense of family, contemporary in style and appeal yet sound in practice.

  6. It is a dream of moving boldly in ministry over the next decade, becoming a powerful and wonderful regional church enabling both new residents and the un-churched to find a place of ministry and growth.

Our Church's Mission Statement

   Love and Serve God and All People
 

Let the one who serves serve in the strength which God supplies that in everything God may get the glory through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:11