Who we are

Our mission, vision, code and beliefs

Our Mission

Our mission is “Helping everyday people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.”

Our Vision

In 2010, God gave us a clear vision of how we can best live out our mission in our community. Our vision became “Building Homes of Faith”. This vision goes beyond age, ethnicity, education and family status. It is a vision that all of us are called to live out. Whether you have a family or not, we are called to build a home of faith. We see our church coming alongside one another to live out this vision. The vision of “Building Homes of Faith” is centered on four key components, which we call our code. This “code” is the DNA of who we are as a church.

Our Code

Leaving Safety for Adventure

We tend to live in safety, but God calls each one of us to follow Him — no matter what. We are to live a life where we daily trust in Him. A home of faith will choose adventure over safety. (Matthew 4:18-22)

Leaving Isolation for Community

We tend to ignore those who live right around us, but God calls us to a life of community… a life where we depend on one another, pray for one another, forgive one another, and love one another as God has loved us. A home of faith will choose community over isolation. (John 13:31-35)

Leaving Complacency for Commitment

We tend to compromise and do enough to just get by in our relationship with God, but God calls us to a life of commitment — a life where we know HIm, pursue Him daily, and love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. A home of faith will choose commitment over complacency. (Mark 12:30-31.)

Leaving Comfort for Compassion

We tend to focus on our needs and schedules rather than the needs of others, but God calls us to live a life of compassion… a life where we come alongside the neighbor, the widow, the orphan, and the needy. A home of faith will choose compassion over comfort. (Matthew 9:35-38)

Statement of Faith

The following is the Statement of Faith of 
The Evangelical Free Church of America

reference: Evangelical Free Church Doctrine

As a member congregation of the Evangelical Free Church of America, we hold the following doctrinal beliefs…

God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus — Israel’s promised Messiah — was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him, they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visible and tangible express the gospel. Through they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.