“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Paul to the church in Rome)
Many churches say "welcome," but what do they mean? For some, "welcome" means "you don't have to change." For others, "welcome" means "you have to clean up your life first." For us, we believe Jesus invites you, whoever you are, and that he promises to change your life from the inside out one day at a time.
We know that visiting a new church can bring either great excitement or anxiety. We’ve all been there. Part of that excitement and anxiety is finding your place in the life of a new church. This site is just one part of welcoming you into our church family, helping you understand our beliefs, worship, and life together. We invite you to join us in the worship of the glorious and gracious Triune God, learn the Word of God with us, get to know us in genuine love.
The Lord be with you.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching...” (Acts 2:42)
Theology (what we believe) is taught by God, teaches of God, and leads to God. As a “confessional” congregation we believe having written statements of faith are valuable in a time of “mile wide, inch deep” Christianity. As a "confessing" congregation we continue believing these statements are relevant and necessary.
“And they devoted themselves...to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.”
“And they devoted themselves to...the fellowship...” (Acts 2:42)
What we believe (theology) and how we worship (liturgy) affects how we live in community with one another and in the communities in which we live. Whether it's taking prayer requests before a service, spending time in one another's homes after worship, reaching out to the lost at the pier, or collecting food for the needy, we desire to show genuine love to our fellow image-bearers of God as an expression of our love for him.
What is the Gospel?
“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark's Gospel, 1:1)
The "gospel" or "good news" is God's message to a world of rebellious sinners like us that he has provided a Savior to bring us back to himself: Jesus. By his holy birth, perfect life, sacrificial death on the cross, triumphant resurrection, and ascension back to heaven, Jesus saves sinners from God's wrath and from their own sins.
This message is the heart of the historic Christian Faith and our church families' preaching, teaching, praying, singing, and fellowshipping together. We invite you to listen to this 2-minute message and then join us: Video