What we believe

We believe that God created a world that was “very good” out of nothing. This creation included man and woman made in God’s image:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31) We believe that we currently live in a fallen world that has been marred from that good state as a result of sin:

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. (Romans 8:19-22)

We believe that through Jesus Christ God has begun the restoration and reconciliation of his entire creation, a work that will be completed at the final resurrection:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

We also believe that to truly understand what a community believes it must be experienced:

But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in . . . . he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, "God is really among you!" (1 Corinthians 14:24-25)

So please, come visit us and experience what we believe.