FAITH • MISSION • DISCIPLESHIP
BIBLE: We believe the Bible is the final authority for faith and life.
GOD: We believe there is one sovereign God who eternally exists as three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
PEOPLE: We believe God created all people - male and female - to care for the world (stewardship), to care for one another (friendship), and to have a relationship with himself. God created humanity uniquely male and female to complement and submit to one another, equal and wonderfully different, each life being a sacred gift from God. Within God's created order marriage was designed as a covenant between one man and one woman to show God's jealous love for us.
WORLD: We believe the world was created to honor and glorify God. Instead of glorifying God, humanity and the entire world has become totally broken by sin and separated from God, unable to please God and restore relationship with him.
SALVATION: We believe a restored relationship with God is possible only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, who became a man without ceasing to be God so that by dying in our place on the cross and rising from the dead, we might be forgiven and reconciled to God.
SANCTIFICATION: We believe the Holy Spirit draws us into relationship with God, convicting us of sin and convincing us of the good news of Jesus Christ. We must respond. To be saved we must confess our brokenness and trust ourselves to Jesus, who died that we might live. It is the renewal of a true relationship between God and humanity. This relationship is demonstrated by a Spirit-filled life.
CHURCH: We believe the Church is the visible reality of Christ in the world, existing through the power and gifting of the the Holy Spirit to glorify God and make him known. The Church is both physical and spiritual, and should seek the healing of the world for both tangible needs and spiritual bondage. The church is the light of a new kingdom that is chasing out the darkness of Satan's reign.
ETERNITY: There is a future bodily resurrection of all people. Those who come into relationship with God through Jesus Christ will experience eternity with God in a new heaven and new earth; however, those who reject the relationship that God has made available through Jesus Christ will experience eternal separation from God along with Satan and his angels.
To be a church of the city.
Incarnating King Jesus in city life.
Speaking its language.
Singing its rhythms.
Sharing its spaces.
Freeing the oppressed.
Finding people of peace.
Inviting the city into the Kingdom of God.
1 / FOLLOW : Committed to following Jesus (1 John 2:6)
- Practices: Baptism, Journey Groups
- Reflection: Is something keeping you from simply following Jesus?
2 / GROW : Committed to maturing in faith (Colossians 2:6-7)
- Practices: Prayer, Bible Reading (Read Scripture), Biblical Worldview
- Reflection: Are you growing in your faith?
3 / GATHER : Committed to following Jesus together (Colossians 3:12-17)
- Practices: Sunday Gathering, House Church
- Reflection: Do you feel alone or known in your faith?
4 / GIVE : Committed to radical generosity (2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
- Practices: Serving at Refuge Gathering, financial giving
- Reflection: What does your money and time say about your heart?
5 / INVITE : Committed to inviting others to follow Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
- Practices: Hospitality, Evangelism, Missions, Prayer Walking
- Reflection: Do you share your faith regularly?