Our Story

WHO WE ARE
We are a Jesus-focused people who focus more on what Jesus has done for us, not on what we have to do for Him.
We are a Spirit-filled people who walk in the character and power of Jesus.
We are a Life-giving people who receive and release the life of Jesus wherever we go.
WE HAVE
ONE VISION

Our vision is to help people take the next step on their journey with Jesus. Next steps aren’t expectations to fulfill; they’re discoveries to be made.

 

We provide many ways to help people discover their next step – and tons of encouragement along the way!

WE LIVE BY
THREE VALUES

We receive His grace, experience His presence, and release His kingdom. In other words, we want to discover who we are, who He is, and what we were created to do.

 

We believe Jesus came to restore our identity, reconcile our relationship, and redeem our purpose.

FIVE STRATEGY
COMPONENTS

•  We make Missional Moves to reach people that are far from God.

•  We gather to receive impartation and to encounter God.

•  We meet in groups to experience life transformation with others.

•  We raise up and empower the next generation to live free as beloved sons and daughters.

•  We develop and equip individuals to be the kingdom leaders God created them to be.

Everyone has a next step to take, and everyone’s journey is unique. Our Next Steps Journey is an illustration of what we hope your journey of next steps may look like. This is meant to be a helpful guide if you are questioning what your next step may be.
OUR BELIEFS

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the supreme and foundational standard of faith. We believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments in the original autographs, is the inspired, infallible Word of God, a complete and final written revelation of God.

 

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13

GOD

We believe in all the fundamental doctrines of evangelical Christianity. We believe in one personal, transcendent and holy God, the Creator of all, who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:6

SIN

We believe that all people are by nature and choice separated from God and responsible for their own sin. Further, we believe that God offers salvation, redemption and forgiveness freely through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12; 1 John 1:8; Ephesians 2:3-10

JESUS CHRIST AND SALVATION

We believe that Jesus Christ, though fully God, became a human and that He is the promised Messiah, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and lives forever to make intercession for us.

 

John 1:1; Matthew 1:20-23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:3, 10:12; John 16:7-11; Matthew 19:28, 25:31; 2 Timothy 2:8

 

We believe the moment a person trusts in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, trusting Him alone to save, and not good works, he or she receives salvation and is immediately born again, forgiven, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and becomes a child of God.

 

Ephesians 1:7, 2:1-10; Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS WORK

After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit was given to all believers empowering them to be effective witnesses in the world. This privilege and responsibility continues for all Christ followers until He returns.

 

Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8, 4:8, 4:31

 

We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, who indwells, seals and empowers all believers, baptizing them into the Body of Christ. We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit for all believers who ask in faith, enabling them to preach the Gospel in power.

 

John 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8

 

We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit described in the New Testament are vital for the church and should be expressed within biblical guidelines.

 

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 11:29; 1 Corinthians 12,14

 

We believe that demonstrating the genuine love of Christ is more important than all the gifts, and without this love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

 

1 Corinthians 13

FUTURE HOPE

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the earth. His soon return motivates us to heartfelt worship, service and witness.

 

Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Acts 2:38-47; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 John 3:2-3

 

We believe in the resurrection of the body unto eternal life for the saved and unto eternal punishment for the lost.

 

Revelation 20; Acts 24:25; John 5:28-29; Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; 1 John 3:2

SPIRITUAL LIFE

We believe that the most important aspect of ministry is to guide each believer into an intimate walk with Jesus and being conformed into His image.

 

Romans 8:29; Philippians 2:1-7; 2 Corinthians 3:18

 

We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that an individual can apply its message to his or her life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.

 

Isaiah 28:13; Acts 20:27; Nehemiah 8:8; Matthew 7:24; James 1:22-24

COMMUNION AND BAPTISM

We believe Christ instituted the ordinances of water baptism and communion, both of which are to be observed by believers until He returns.

 

Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26

 

We believe by public water baptism a believer is identified with his Savior. Infants of believing parents may be dedicated to the Lord but should not be baptized until they can personally articulate their faith and the purpose of baptism. We believe communion is a memorial of Christ’s death, the elements being symbols of His body and blood. We believe every Christian has the opportunity to take part in communion.

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