God loves you. We do too!

WHY WE EXIST

love | serve | build

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  The second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.     (Matthew 22:37-40)
We understand love because we are so deeply loved by Jesus. We love Him back and one of the ways we show that is by loving others. No one gets excluded. God loves.  We love. Period.
Whoever is great among you must first become your servant.   For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve; to give His life as a ransom for many.    (Matthew 20: 26-38)
Jesus came to serve and lived a life of demonstrated preference for the wellbeing of others.  Much of His ministry was specifically focused on the marginalized of society; meeting needs in love.
So the church all throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up.  Walking in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.   (Acts 9:31)
We know that if we love like Jesus loved, and serve like Jesus served then a community will be built on those two foundations - a community that gives life and hope to a world that needs it.

Our Core Values

relationships 

We value relationships that honor the Lord by through  repentance, forgiveness, grace, humility, and service.  We value relationship with others - both Christ-followers  and the unchurched .  We seek to build life giving friendships with people who come from different faiths, backgrounds and experiences.

kids 

Jesus values kids enough to explicitly state that the 'Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these...".  So we seek to be a people who see the Kingdom of God alive and active through kids - with all the choas, noise, joy and laughter they bring!  We also value  kids as active participants in church - not just tag-a-longs with parents!

participation

We believe that the Christian life is best lived together - that we are better together.  So we value regular and faithful  participation in church services, ministry, giving, prayer and other opportunities to use the gifts He has given us.

growth

We believe ever Christ-follower should seek to grow and mature in faith.  There is no person who is beyond growth in Christ - so every Christian should be self motivated to read Scripture, participate in classes/groups, and help others do the same.  

generosity 

Generosity is the act of giving freely to someone; and this is the life the Christ modeled for His disciples.  We value generosity in tithing, special offerings, and in your own sphere of influence. Generosity of God's Kingdom can and should be demonstrated by every believer.

risks 

We believe that the Message (the Gospel) never changes, but that methods are constantly evolving.  We are theologically conservative and methodically adventurous - knowing that to reach people for Jesus we cannot choose the safe path.  We seek creative ways to reach out and love the unchurched.  

Nazarene

Christian  |  Holiness  |  Missional

We proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  We believe that in divine love - God offers to all people the forgiveness of sin and restored relationship.  We believe that our life together is to exemplify the character of Christ.  We look to Scripture as the primary source of spiritual truth which is confirmed by reason, tradition and experience.

We believe that God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness.  We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of Grace, called 'entire sanctification' - which renews us in the image of God, empowers us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ.  Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikness.
We are a sent people.  We respond to the call of Christ, and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to witness of the Lordship of Christ and participate with Him in the building of His Church.  This means we are sent to our schools, neighborhoods, workplaces and sometimes, overseas.  Our "sentness" is not specifically geographical but relational - we are sent to people.