We follow Christ and help others follow Christ to bring God glory!
We Follow Christ… We believe that Jesus is everything. Before him, there is neither forgiveness nor life. Only through Him can we we enter before the Father. But not only is Jesus the entrance to Christianity, he is Christianity. Jesus confronts the legalist and comforts the sinner, but he also challenges our self-righteousness and dispels our selfishness. All of Christianity is a matter of following after Christ, growing into his likeness, and producing fruit. This is discipleship. Whether gathered or scattered, on Sunday or during the week, we aim to grow in Christ together.
And We Help Others Follow Christ… We are an “inside-out” church. That is, like the first disciples, once we have seen seen Christ, we want to tell other people to “come and see” Jesus. This is evangelism. We don’t necessarily have different evangelistic programs, because we believe that the same gospel that sanctifies is what saves! Which means, we encourage all people to come and hear the gospel whenever we gather! We invite our friends, family, and even our enemies to come and see Jesus (and that includes you!)! He is our greatest treasure. Because he is everything to us, we want him to be everything to you too!
To Bring God Glory!… Finally, we believe in worship. Our worship on Sunday trains us for worship on Monday, and Tuesday, and so on. Our worship in the present trains us for our worship in eternity. Which is why we lay down our idols before God. We want to tear anything out of our lives that competes with him. This is also why we are so big on grace, because grace means means God saves, not me. After all, To him “is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.”