With Christ as our Cornerstone, we seek to encourage and equip all people with the knowledge and skills necessary to live lives pleasing to God, creating through the church its outreach a firm foundation for today's individuals and families.
We do this in four primary ways:
We help people know God primarily through our weekend worship experience.
We help people find freedom by being part of a Small Group.
We help people discover their purpose through what we call, Next Steps Program.
We help people make a difference by serving our community and our world together. Through the Give & Take ministry or other community outreach opportunities.
Our Core Values
We also have a set of three core values that have shaped our culture from the very beginning of our journey together. Every major decision we make as a church is filtered through our mission, the sixteen Articles of Faith, and these three Core Values…
1. We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in affirming the historic Trinitarian creeds and beliefs of the Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
2. We Are a Holiness People
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 by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering 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 Christlikeness.
3. We Are a Missional People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.