What We Believe

GOD

We believe in God. He’s created everything, including you and me. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, and worthy to be loved with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. Only when we know and love God like this (as our Father) do we discover who he really is and who we really are.

JESUS

We believe in Jesus, who is God in flesh. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins, and supernaturally rose from the dead. This earns him the right to be leader and lord of our lives. (Also, this planet hasn’t seen the last of him.)

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, God’s presence and power who fills every believer. He doesn’t come to make us quirky but to shape our character and equip us to serve others and influence the world for Jesus. When he’s filling us and flowing through us, look out: big things are bound to happen.

HUMANITY

We believe all human beings are spiritually lost, wandering around trying to make sense of this life and consistently messing it up. Only through Jesus can we be found, and this is very much what God wants. If we submit to Jesus’ leadership in our lives, we’ll be rescued and transformed; if we continue on our own path, we’ll end up separated from God forever. That’s something God does not want, which is why Jesus came.

THE BIBLE

We believe God has given us a book (the Bible) that is true and can be trusted. It was written by men but inspired by God – and every part of it points to Jesus. When the dust settles, the Bible is our statement of faith.

THE CHURCH

We believe in the church. It’s a community where people can find Jesus and follow him fully. The church isn’t perfect, but Jesus its leader is. God didn’t design us to do life in isolation, so he created this whole “church” thing. We have a much better chance of succeeding in our spiritual journey when we’re surrounded by others moving forward in theirs. The church was God’s original idea, and he’s still totally committed to it – and so are we.

CREATIVITY

We believe that God is infinitely creative, so we express our faith in infinitely creative ways. We’re Spirit-led without being weird and mission-minded without diluting the message of Jesus. We’re not scared of culture or seduced by it. Our approach to church isn’t traditional, but our commitment to Jesus shapes everything we believe, say, and do.