Our mission is simple: to glorify God and to share the good news of His grace, saving sinners like us, through Jesus Christ.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved Acts 4:12
Our vision is multifaceted. We pray that:
Each one of us makes God's word - The Bible - the focus of our living and decision-making.
We effectively reach into our community as individuals and as a church
These values - the five solas - are simply five points that detail our Reformed position on things like
- The Bible
- Life's meaning
These ancient doctrines find their roots in the gospel message, were rediscovered during the medieval Reformation, and continue to be more than just history; they are living truths to be received and embraced.
They remind us of what is central to Scripture and what is critically important for the Bible-based church to teach, preach, and live out before the watching world.
- The Bible is our ultimate and only trustworthy authority for faith and practice. This means that everything we learn about God, his world, and all other authorities should be interpreted in the light of Scripture. God's Infallible and inerrant word gives us everything we need for our theology.
- We are saved solely through faith in Jesus Christ because of God's grace and Christ's merit. We are not saved or declared righteous by our works. God grants salvation not because of the good things we do, and despite our sin.
- Through The Holy Spirit, He chooses to exercise his grace, and gives us new hearts, so that we trust in Christ and are saved through faith.
- God graciously preserves and keeps us. When we are faithless toward Him, He is still faithful.
- We can only stand before God by his grace as he mercifully attributes to us the righteousness of Jesus Christ (and attributes to Jesus the consequences of our sins). Jesus' life of perfect righteousness is counted as ours, and our records of sin and failure were counted to Jesus when he died on the cross.
- God has given the ultimate revelation of himself to us by sending Jesus Christ; only through God's gracious self-revelation in Jesus do we come to a saving, transforming knowledge of God.
- Because God is holy and all humans are sinful, neither religious rituals nor good works mediate between us and God. Jesus and His sacrificial death alone can atone for sin.
Glory to God Alone
- Glory belongs to God alone. God's glory is the central motivation for salvation, not improving the lives of people - although that is a wonderful byproduct.
- God is not a means to an end - He is the means and the end.