WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe you matter to God.
We believe that everyone is made in God’s image and beloved of God. We are committed to the active inclusion and flourishing of people of every education, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, race, ability, or age.
We don’t think “having it all together” is a requisite of being in Christian community. We’re learning that our efforts can’t fix or perfect us, but God’s love and power can transform us.
We believe that the church is not a building; it’s a community. We are united as a community of ordinary, imperfect folks made holy through the power of God’s Spirit. Each week we celebrate and remember Jesus’ death and resurrection through the sacrament of Holy Communion and receive a foretaste of the eternal banquet that awaits us all (a sacrament is an outward sign of inward and invisible, yet powerful grace).
We believe that Jesus is the fullest embodiment of God’s love. We see true God and true humanity in the life, love, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus inaugurated a new kingdom on earth—and he’s coming back to complete what he started. We don’t know when, but our anticipation of that day gives us hope.
We believe that Jesus willingly gave himself over to death on the cross as an innocent man. When Jesus’s foes tried to silence his life of love, mercy, justice, and forgiveness, he surrendered to weight of human suffering and sin via the cross. This proves the lengths to which God will go to be with us and lead us to wholeness and freedom.
We believe that nothing could keep Jesus in the grave. In rising from the dead, Jesus proved that nothing, not even death, can get the last word in our lives.
We believe God’s Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity and is God’s presence in the world today. The Holy Spirit first breathed life into creation, spoke through God’s prophets, and enables us to fulfill Jesus’ mission on earth.
We believe that every person is called to be an instrument and voice of change, love, and justice. It’s not just about what we say, but what we do that matters.
We believe that while everything DOES NOT happen for a reason, God’s healing Spirit can work through the the midst of any situation. We refuse to settle for glib answers and trite phrases to explain life’s complexities. We trust that one day, when Christ comes to complete his reign, all things will be healed and made new.
We can’t say it enough: we believe you matter to God.