Over the next 5 years, we will mobilize our entire church family to “Love the Hub” city by building relationships with the people God places into our lives and inviting them to take their next steps towards Jesus. We will do this by serving 50k hours, baptizing 1k people, and investing $2 million dollars into our local communities, while at the same time Exalting Jesus, Equipping all, and Empowering the next generation to be the church (E3).
Equipping every generation to leverage their influence and lead others to Christ.
Radical Generosity: We will care about our local communities.
Fearless Faith: We will live for and share Jesus without fear.
Uncommon Unity: We will demonstrate what it means to be “one in Christ Jesus."
Contagious Influences: We will be intentional about pouring into the next generation.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and were given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, all Scripture is authoritative, infallible, and inerrant. The Scriptures are fully sufficient and are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(Psalm 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)
We believe that there is one living and true God without division of nature, essence, or being, but who eternally exists in three persons. These three are equal in every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in creation, providence, and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:5-6)
God the Father:
We believe in God the Father: an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He foreknows infallibly all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 46:9-10; Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16, John 6:27; 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ:
We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who is fully God and fully man and is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law and suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again on the third day, and ascended to His Father at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He will return again visibly and bodily. He is the only Prophet, Priest, King of the church, and Sovereign of the universe.
(Isaiah 53:10-12; John 1:1-14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:21-26, Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Galatians 3:13; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:1- 3, Hebrews 7:25)
The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration: baptizing all believers into the body of Christ and indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
(John 14:16-17, John 14:26; John 15:26-27; John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:18)
Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but that through Adam’s sin, the entire human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is depraved totally and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe that salvation is a gift brought to man by God's free grace and pleasure. Salvation was accomplished through Christ’s substitutionary life, death, and resurrection from the grave. It is received by repentance of sins and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
(Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
We believe that believers are saved into a life-long process of being made more and more like Christ, which includes a progressive growth in the knowledge and understanding of God, good works, repentance of sins, and a putting to death the deeds of the flesh, and a love for God and others. Because sanctification is progressive, no one will ever arrive at perfection before death, but every believer should be growing toward Christ's likeness.
(Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:13-25; Ephesians 3:14-21; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11)
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh. Assurance is based upon the person and work of Christ and upon the evidence of a conversion in the life of a believer.
(John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5; Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church which is composed of all His true disciples. Christians are to associate themselves with local bodies for the purpose of worship, work, and fellowship. To each local body, Christ has given the authority for administering order, discipline, and worship. The regular officers of a church are Elders (Pastors) and Deacons. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(Matthew 28:18-20; John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Ephesians 1:22, 5:23;
1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17-18; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 18:15-19)
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well- being of his fellow men, that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23- 24; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10) We believe in the practice of church discipline defined in Matthew 18:15-17.
We believe Jesus Christ commanded two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into the water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ to commemorate His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Practice of the Lord’s Supper is a regular part of our services.
The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20;
1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5;
1 Corinthians 15:1-53; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
(Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12.)
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
(Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; Psalms 127; Psalms 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7)