We believe the gospel has the power to transform every aspect of our lives and therefore should be the core of all of the ministries of the church. We believe the gospel is the essential message to enter the kingdom, and this good news releases the power of God to renew and revive the church.
The Gospel is the good news that God our Father, the Creator, out of His great love for us, has come to rescue us from sin, Satan, death and hell, and to renew all things, in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf, to establish His kingdom, through His people, in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is for God’s great glory, and our great joy.
We are not meant to follow Jesus on our own, but as a community of faith. We were made for community—relationship with God and with each other. The local church is not merely a place that we attend but a people to whom we belong. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people.
Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life and follow Him out of our own strength and power. Even Jesus waited for the Spirit to come upon Him before He launched His ministry. Jesus teaches and instructs us to pray. Prayer is helping us continually call up on the Lord, proclaim his goodness and worthiness to the world, and invite him to do a new thing in our lives, in our community, and in our city. We believe the church is at its best when it prays.