Beliefs & Values

Our vision statement is "Reaching Locally, Effecting Globally, Through the Word of Life." This is derived from Philippians 2:16 where Paul urges the church to "shine as lights in the world, holding fast to [or "holding out": the word can have both meanings] the word of life." We want to faithfully guard (hold fast to) and actively spread (hold out) the gospel, both locally and globally.

Our church documents aim to steer us toward this vision and protect us from going adrift:

Our Doctrinal Statement defines what we believe and who we are in relationship to Christ our Lord.

Our Core Commitments express how we aim to live out the Christian faith together as a body.

Our Constitution doesn't necessarily make the church, but it can definitely keep it from breaking.