We are God’s family making friends of all kinds of people to see them adopted by God as His children.
As God’s family, we exist to love our Father and each other while we invite people far from Him into a transforming relationship with Christ.
- Depending on God and prayerfully discerning His will
We depend completely on God to open doors for ministry and to provide for personal and ministry needs. We not only believe in the power of prayer; we live by it. Our Vestry sees their leadership role to be one of discernment rather than decision making. Every Sunday we have a team available to pray with folks for healing. In many ways we take prayer and dependence on God seriously.
- Studying and obeying scripture
We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative Word and that He guides and teaches us through it. Therefore, in-depth study of the Scriptures is at the heart of our life together. We want to people “marinated in God’s Word.”
- Embracing our Anglican heritage
We are part of a tradition that goes back through the 16th century Reformation to the undivided Church of the early centuries. We have deep roots! We are Reformed, believing that the Scriptures are the ultimate authority for what we believe and how we live. We are Catholic, using a pattern of worship that the Church has used for almost 2,000 years. We are Pentecostal, experiencing the presence and the power of the Spirit in our lives. As Anglicans we embrace the Great Commission, joining the global mission movement that is sweeping Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Welcoming others in a casual atmosphere
We love having people join us for worship, for Bible study or for any of the parties that we throw! We have folks who dress up to go to church and folks who don’t. Everyone is welcome and it is always “come as you are.”
- Learning as a lifelong process
In a world that is changing as fast as ours is, we believe that we must keep learning and growing. Though the Gospel never changes, we must continually interpret the truths of Scripture for each new and emerging culture. Therefore, we are committed to a life-long pattern of inquisitiveness and curiosity. We read books and journals, take courses, attend conferences, and ask lots of questions.
- Equipping leaders
Without leaders movements fizzle out. Therefore, we are committed to equipping leaders who empower others in their ministries. We are more concerned with accomplishing a long-term vision than tallying up short-term successes. We want to help people develop their leadership potential so that they can train other leaders.
- Cooperating with other congregations and denominations
For many centuries the Church has been divided and, thereby, less effective. There are scores of congregations in our towns and cities but very little synergy. We are committed to bringing the Church together around common mission initiatives. As each congregation offers its particular gifts and resources, the Church as a whole will be more effective in local and global mission. Without making light of the Church’s theological and ecclesiological differences, we believe that what unites us is more important than what divides us and that God is calling us to discover the practical implications of “the unity of the Spirit.”