Who Are We?
We are an open, welcoming, and compassionate church family, pursuing a joyful relationship with Jesus Christ. Our community gathering is multi-ethnic and multi-generational. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s table as God has welcomed us - regardless of categories, labels or distinctions.
What Are We Called To Do?
We bring ourselves and others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We act on Christ's commission to share God's 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 Most Important Beliefs (Core Values) As A Church Community?
+ 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 the 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 demands 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 of 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 toward each other, within our local community, and throughout the world in which we live.
As a Congregation:
+ We are Christ-led and congregationally governed.
+ We are the church every hour of every day, not just on Sunday mornings.
+ We are committed to the Christian education and spiritual development of our children and are mindful that there is no such thing as “other people’s children.”
+ Our worship experience emphasizes substance – vitality, passion, creativity, authenticity, and vibrancy – over style.
+ The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship and is open to all.
+ We practice baptism by immersion and recognize baptisms performed in other churches.
+ We are a congregation of the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.