BELIEFS

Following the Evangelical Covenant Church:

  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.

  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.

  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.

  • We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.

  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.

  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.


VALUES

WE ARE AND STRIVE TO BE…

  • a worshiping community, through our songs, prayers, liturgy and study of scripture. We believe that our worship not only honors God but forms us as His people (Psalm 115).

  • an authentic community. We come as we are - broken, imperfect, diverse - but we are all welcome to the process of healing and reconciliation (Matthew 11:28-30)

  • an empowering community. Every woman and man filled by the Spirit to be servant leaders in the ways God has gifted them (Ephesians 4).

  • a rooted community. We long to be both in and for our local context, longing to seek the shalom of the city (Jeremiah 29:7) and modeling ourselves after Jesus, who “became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood” (John 1:14 MSG).

  • a learning community. We believe that a disciple is a life-long student of the way of Jesus and that we are to put into practice that which we are learning (Matthew 7:24) — because of this we encourage asking questions and wrestling with doubt.

  • a multiplying community, desiring growth not just in size but in fruitfulness - raising up disciples and churches to embody and proclaim the reign of God (Mark 4).