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.
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).