Who We Are and Who We are Becoming: Our Genetic Map
Who are we?
We are an open, welcoming, and compassionate church family pursuing a joyful relationship with Jesus Christ.
What are we called to do?
We bring ourselved and others into a vital faith and relationship with Jesus. We act on Christ's commission to share Good News to all people everywhere. As catalysts for transformation, we work to establish God's will now, in this time, and here, in this place, and in all our spheres of influence. We respond to God's Holy Spirit Who propels us outward toward others in love every day.
What are our important beliefs? As Christians:
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and we accept him as Lord and Savior of the world.
Each one of us has the freedom - and responsibility - to study God's word, to follow their conscience as guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and to extend that freedom to others.
God's grace invites a response of faith and discipleship initiated by baptism.
Maturity in our faith is evidenced by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, benevolence, faithfulness, humility, and self-control.
By God's invitation, everyone who desires to draw closer to Jesus may partake in the Lord's Supper (also known as "communion") as often as possible.
We hear a special calling to make visible the unity of all Christians, proclaiming that in our diversity we belong to one another because we commonly belong to Christ.
Both ordained ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.
To serve God is to impact those in need in our local community, and to make familiar the strangers among us through life-giving relationships.
In all circumstances, we will be known by our faith-filled, optimistic, solution-oriented, and participatory attitude to each other, within our local community, and throughout the world in which we live.