Believe | Belong | Become | Build
Believe in Jesus
What do I believe about Jesus? The Bible asks every reader to wrestle with this question. It is the most important question you will ever answer. To say "I believe in Jesus" is to say, "I believe he is who he says he is. He is Lord." Jesus is the eternal Son of God who took on flesh, lived a perfect life, died an atoning death for sinful people, was raised to life on the third day, and now lives and rules over all. This is the what the Bible calls "good news." Believing in Jesus changes everything.
Belong to Family
Where do I belong? In Genesis, God invites humanity into relationship with himself and one another. Sin shatters communion, creates conflict, and destroys fellowship with God and others. But in a radical reversal, through the finished work of Jesus, we are adopted into the family of God. We are reconciled back to God and to one another. Jesus tears down the barriers of hostility that keep us apart. The church is beautifully diverse yet unified under the lordship of Christ. We now belong to God and the family of the redeemed.
Become a Disciple
Who do I follow? All of us orient our lives around someone or something. Scriptures tells us that Jesus knows us intimately and calls us by name to follow him. As the church, we are a community of Jesus followers on a lifelong journey of growing into Christlikeness. We are eager to see others hear the call of Jesus and follow, learning to walk with Him in community.
Build His Kingdom
What is my purpose? God invites us to join him in building his kingdom in our neighborhood, city, and world. In response to this call, we joyfully engage in word and deed ministry, both locally and globally, and labor to see the reign of Christ manifested in every sphere of life. The cry of our hearts, whether we are working, eating, playing, or learning, is to see God's kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.