Worshiping — Welcoming — Serving — Sending
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died so all people’s sins could be forgiven (John 3:16-17; Rom. 5:8).
We embrace the whole Bible as God’s inspired Word and the New Testament as our rule for faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 119:9-16).
We use the life and teachings of Jesus in the New Testament to help us interpret the meaning of the Old Testament for our day (Matt. 5:21-48).
We believe that our love for Jesus Christ and all people is best expressed in obedience to Christ’s teachings (John 14:23-24; 2 John 1:6) and acts of Christian service (Gal. 6:9-10; James 2:18-24).
We strive to follow Christ’s example of reconciling love (2 Cor. 5:19).
We cannot hate, treat anyone as our enemy (Matt. 5:44; Rom. 13:8-10), or participate in war or violence (Rom. 12:19-21; John 18:36; Luke 6:27-28; Matt. 7:12).
We invite and warmly welcome others to join in worshiping and following Jesus (Matt. 4:19, 22:1-10; Heb. 13:2).
We seek to imitate Jesus’ example of humble service and caring for others in our church, neighborhood, and world (Matt. 20:25-28; John 13:1-17; 1 John 3:17).
We value biblical themes and practices from our Brethren heritage, such as:
Anointing for Healing (James 5:13-18)
Believer’s Baptism by Immersion (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38, 8:36-39)
Church as Committed Community (Matt. 18:15-20; Heb. 10:25; 1 Pet. 2:9-12)
Love Feast including feet washing, the Lord’s Supper as a sacred meal and communion (John 13:1-17; Luke 22:7-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-25)
Peacemaking (Matt. 5:38-48; Rom. 12:14-21; 1 Peter 2:21, 23)
Simplicity (Matt. 6:25-34; Rom. 12:2)