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-marks of discipleship-
BAPTISM - Disciples follow Jesus into the water.
CONNECTION- Disciples connect with other disciples.
ENGAGEMENT - Disciples don't just attend, they engage.
SHARING - Disciples share their faith by sharing their lives.
TRANSFORMATION - Disciples are being transformed into the image of Jesus.
TO BE A DISCIPLE IS TO FOLLOW JESUS WITH EVERY PART OF OUR LIVES.
It is our highest calling and our relentless pursuit.
Here are the five markers we use to define discipleship.
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-What to expect-
Checking out a new church can be tough. You never know what you're getting yourself into. Let us help put your mind at ease.
The first thing you'll undoubtedly notice is that we sing without instruments. It's a part of our Church of Christ heritage. We love to worship God! Join in or sit back and enjoying listening in.
We firmly believe in prayer! During a couple of our songs, our elders are in different parts of the room. There's an open invitation to share your concerns and joys with them in prayer. We'd love to pray with you but there's not pressure.
The sharing of communion is an important focal point of our service. This is a more contemplative time where we reflect on the sacrifice of the cross.
Sometimes churches get a reputation for just "wanting your money." We take up an offering because Jesus taught that "...where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." You're our guest and we don't expect our guests to feel obligated to give unless they want to.
We have an awesome children's ministry! Seriously, it's one of the best things we do. We have a great program for babies through 2nd grade during the message. Just stop in and get them registered at KidCheck (follow the herd). We have a staffed nursery for the baby and Kingdom Club for everyone else. Of course, kids are always welcome to stay with you as well during the message. We love kids and welcome the noise they bring... really!
Finally, we deeply value learning about Jesus. Our messages are intently biblical and focused on what it means to be a follower of Jesus. I mean, that's what life is really all about. We try to keep it interesting and relevant because Jesus is interesting and relevant!
Our Core Beliefs
If you're still reading it means that you either love theology or you want to make sure that we aren't hiding any weird, off-the-wall beliefs. Well, we love theology too! It matters to us that our understanding of God may not be perfect but is as thorough, thoughtful and clear as it can be. Here are a few doctrines that deeply matter to us.
There is one eternal God who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God created all that exists, and He is committed to the world he has made. He is holy and exalted yet he also lives with the “contrite and lowly in spirit”. God is love. John 3:16; Romans 8:18-23; Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 46:1
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. He lived a perfect life, died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and ascended to heaven. Jesus is the Lord. He is coming again to judge the world and to save those who put their trust in him. He alone can rescue us from the destruction caused by sin. John 1:1, 14; Colossians 2:9; Acts 2:36; Philippians 2:6-11; Hebrews 12:2; Acts 4:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
The Holy Spirit has been sent to testify about Jesus Christ. He lives within Christians, bringing new life, holiness, and assurance of salvation. John 15:26; Galatians 4:6; Titus 3:5-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 1:13-14
The Bible is the inspired word of God. Though written by dozens of authors, it tells one comprehensive story that leads us to Christ. When it is handled well, studied in community and obeyed, it can transform our lives to be more like Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; John 5:39-40; Luke 24:44-49
Salvation is a gift from a God who is full of love and mercy. It is only accomplished through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Belief is much more than an intellectual acceptance of a truth, it is a conviction that has overwhelmed our lives and minds. We tangibly express our belief in the truth through repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 2:38
The church is the Kingdom of God to bring God's rule and reign to the earth. We are more than fellow Christians - we are family. We deeply value unity but not conformity. We understand our responsibility to love and serve one another. John 17:20-23; 13:34-35; Matthew 28:18-20