"No. This is not a place where someone shakes a minister's hand, 'receives the Lord into their heart', and lives happily ever after ... This is a place where real people, who live real lives, experience God and depend on each other in an undeniable way."

~ Toby Stevens, Pastor

our philosophy

  • Our journey of life is truly as important as our destination!
  • In our relationships, mercy and grace triumphs over judgment.
  • Our Sunday Gatherings and House Churches are times when we commune with God and with each other in an organized time of learning, worship, discussion, and friendship.
  • We celebrate that every believer has a vital contribution to make to the health and well-being of the whole church.
  • We endeavor to foster an environment that gives room for people to make mistakes as they grow in their relationship with God.
  • We embrace children and youth as part of the believing community, and include them in our gatherings as fellow worshipers and ministers.

our beliefs

  • True Christianity boils down to love ... a reckless, abandoned love for God and compassionate, active love for others.
  • The sole basis of our belief is the Bible (the 66 books of the Old and New Testament).  The Scriptures are authentic, infallible and inerrant in their original manuscripts.  They are the final authority on all matters of faith, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
  • The God of the Old Testament was incarnated in the New Testament, and today offers to fill us with his Spirit.  He is wildly loving, safe but not tame, unfathomable, uncontainable, unpredictable, and yet able to be known intimately.
  • Conversion takes place when a person believes the Gospel, repents, is baptized in Jesus' name, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  However, spiritual transformation takes place over the course of a believer's life ... as we learn and grow in the knowledge of God and ourselves.
  • There is no distinction between the sacred and secular in a believer's life ... everything is sacred, everything is spiritual ... everything is devoted unto God.  Thus, worship is not an event, but a lifestyle.
  • God has given each person creative talents and abilities that should be explored, developed, and intricately woven into life.
  • All believers are called to a personal, unique ministry and have a purpose specifically designed by God.
  • All believers are to work toward helping people in our life become whole (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually). This means we disciple people and actively care for the oppressed.