is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by making the heart and hope of Christ visible in our community.
Our worship celebrations include life-changing messages leading real people to live out a real faith. Our environment is friendly, casual, and inviting!
Kids are welcome in worship, but if you wish to worship without distractions, childcare and Junior Church are available for our young ones to learn about God’s love in an age-appropriate manner.
Come as you are! Our worship celebrations are held at 10 am in the main sanctuary.
We value authenticity, faithfulness, and creativity as we seek to make God’s love visible in the world.
Everything begins with God because God is the Creator of all things. God is unlimited, unchanging, and unconditional. God needs nothing, yet chooses relationship with US! God seeks us out and offers us grace even though we are part of this world, broken by so many of our choices. Even in the midst of our failures, God chooses grace, forgiveness we don’t deserve, and to call all things to God’s purposes.
God is active, involved in our lives, and loves us beyond measure. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more, and nothing on earth or in heaven that can separate us from the love of God.
Jesus Christ is the center of our identity. While other prophets have come and gone, while fads rise and fall, Jesus is the one who remains, both fully God and fully human, still exciting people’s imaginations with the idea that we can see the kingdom of God both here and in eternity. His radical way of life has challenged and inspired people to live extraordinary lives, seeking to value the things of the kingdom more than the things of earth.
It all began 2000 years ago with Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. He paid the price for our sins, surrendering his own life so that we could have a new relationship with God, barriers removed! But he didn’t stop there. Jesus was resurrected, the ultimate victor over death, becoming the bridge by which we can also live eternally with God.
This mystery of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection; this mystery of his full humanity and also full divinity; are mysteries with which we are comfortable. In an effort to be in relationship with us, God came to us with skin on, speaking our language, understanding our thoughts, saying, “You are loved and I want to know YOU.”
All people are created in God’s image, meaning all created beings have value in God’s eyes. We are all filled with God’s potential, yet we have trouble meeting our full capacity due to the brokenness of the world. Because people matter to God, people matter to us too.
The people of this world are spiritually hungry, often empty and hollow. People chase “things” and “achievement” in the hopes that these things will fill them up and help them feel significant. They do not realize that their hunger is for Christ. The only things with the capacity to give permanent fulfillment and a sense of identity are experienced through the words, actions, and thoughts of Christ.
All of us suffer from the spiritual disease of sin. We can’t excuse it or deny it. We sin through thinking, saying, or doing things that do not glorify God. We sin through failing to do the right thing because we’re too busy or afraid. We are made in God’s image and have HUGE potential to be so much more than what we’ve become. But we can’t fix ourselves. Apart from God, we are in a hopeless state.
Because of God’s unconditional love and grace, we are able to respond to God who initiates contact with us every minute. Even while we were still unaware, God began seeking us, loving us, and calling to us. We United Methodists call that prevenient grace when God reaches for us first. Through those who love us and teach us about God, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we learn about God’s love and are inspired and moved to respond to God by accepting his love and forgiveness. We United Methodists call that justifying grace when we accept and reach back to God. Through trustworthy witness of God’s faithful people, and through God’s trustworthy and divinely inspired book, the bible, we are led to grow in our knowledge and faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. As our knowledge grows and we surrender more and more to the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to pattern our thoughts, words, and actions more closely to those of Jesus. We United Methodists call that sanctifying grace as we continue to grow in grace and truth and our actions show the face of Jesus to all those we meet.
Holy and Living Word
We believe that God’s book was written by human authors who were mysteriously inspired to write the words of the Ultimate Author. Different human authors throughout the centuries and cultures were used to write about God’s love and truth. Even though the words are old words, they are not dead. The bible is God’s love letter to you even today. Even though the words applied to people of long ago, these words are still relevant for your life today. The bible is the standard by which we make decisions and evaluate our own actions, not to be used by us to judge, condemn, and exclude others.
Relevant to Life
Churches can be accused of two things: Some will dumb down and over-simplify the life-altering message of Jesus Christ, and others will lose all but those with the highest educations and formerly churched people by using confusing jargon and churchy words. God has created his Church to be so much more.
We are not perfect, but we seek to be authentic. We strive to be creative enough in our community that those new in faith will be inspired to learn more, and those who have been in the church all their lives will be challenged to be more fully transformed into the likeness of Christ. We cling to the things that are sacred and unchanging - our faith in Jesus Christ and His Good News for all. God was, is, and is to come. The methods by which we celebrate and worship our God may change, but God and his love will not change.
A Diverse Faith
We are one people, united in a common goal to make disciples for Jesus Christ, yet we are also different in many ways. We are one family, but with differing ages, genders, ways of doing things, political views. We all come from unique backgrounds, yet we share similar dreams and desires.
We believe that everyone craves a spiritual relationship with their God. Because we are created in God’s image, we also crave Christian relationship with each other. As we foster relationships and celebrate our God-created differences, we begin to resemble the kingdom of God in all its fullness.
Living for God’s Kingdom Today and For Eternity
We were created to live forever with God. We don’t believe that heaven is a myth or a fairytale. We believe in this perfect reality in which we will spend eternity with our Creator. We know we are not able to do anything to get to heaven on our own. There’s no ticket to heaven earned through right morals, religion, or action. Accepting the truth of Christ is the ticket. We cannot buy salvation or earn it. It is a FREE GIFT. All it requires is faith in Christ.
We believe that the scriptures are clear that heaven is not only a place for some future day, but rather something that we participate in during this life. As a result, we believe our faith in Christ leads us to the mission of Jesus Christ here on earth - a mission that makes Jesus visible to everyone; a mission that makes Jesus real and tangible to all. We believe in a responsibility to share that light with the world. As we go light our world, we take the transforming truth of Christ; the revolutionary and gracious message of grace; to those who are in need in this world. Through carrying the light of Christ, we believe we can change the world.