Core Values:



Giving that causes people to notice.
Much of the giving generated in a box goes back to that box to distribute to those in need.



Going where the Gospel is and is not.
The Church has focused more on gathering than on going. Everybody needs to learn how to share his or her faith and disciple someone.



Stripping the Church down to its basic elements.
A group of people gathered together to encourage each other and equip each other toward love and good deeds.



To see believers reach full Biblical maturity.
Every person, submitted to the Lordship of Christ, operating in his or her spiritual gift for the benefit of the body.



Seeing the Kingdom grow by launching new boxes.
The church must grow by addition and multiplication.



Tangibly demonstrating the love of Christ and the love of one another.
“They will know that you are My disciples by your love for one another.”

Core Beliefs:

Box 1:
We Believe the Bible is the very word of God, comprising fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments (66 books). We believe it is inspired by God in every word, is completely without error in the original writings, and is the infallible and authoritative guide for one’s lifestyle (behavior) and world-view (beliefs).

(Ephesians 2:8–10)
Box 2:
We Believe God is the only One, True, and Living God who is the majestic and infinite, yet personal, creator of the entire universe and all mankind. He sustains and controls all things according to His will, and is one in essence but eternally exists in three fully equal, yet distinct, persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:1; Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:24-28; John 17:3)
Box 3:
We Believe Jesus Christ is fully God, and has always existed as the Son of God. He became a human being by being born of a virgin, offered Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice for a lost human race through His death on the cross, was physically resurrected from the dead to show that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished and completely satisfactory to the Father, ascended into heaven in order to begin His present heavenly ministry as our High Priest, Head of the church, and as our Advocate before the Father, and is the Agent of Creation and currently sustains all creation by the power of His command.

(Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-28; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 3:18; Luke 24:50-51; Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 8:1-2; 1 John 2:1; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 1:2-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Hebrews 1:2-3)

Box 4:
We Believe the Holy Spirit is fully God and has always existed as the third person of the Trinity. He was active in the creation of all things, the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the incarnation of the Son. He is active in the world today glorifying Christ, convicting unbelievers of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and is working in believers to produce new life, indwell, provide security, give gifts of service, guide, empower, and transform them toward Christlike maturity.

(Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18; Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4; 2 Peter 1:21; Matthew 1:18-25; John 16:14; 7-11;14:16-17; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:7-13; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14;4:30;5:18; Titus 3:5)
Box 5:
We Believe Humanity is personally created by God in His image in order to glorify God by enjoying him forever. Humanity voluntarily sinned against God in Adam, which resulted in a state of spiritual separation from Him, and are now sinners by birth, by nature and by conduct, and is totally depraved and unable to do anything on his own to gain a relationship with God.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Psalms 8:3-6; Ecclesiastes 5:18-19; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Timothy 6:17; Genesis 3:1-24; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 1:18-20; 3:10-12; 23; 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 1:30;2:14; Ephesians 2:1-5; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:15-16)
Box 6:
We Believe Salvation is entirely a free gift of God’s grace that is neither earned or secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man. It is given through personal trust in Christ and His death and resurrection on our behalf, and is an eternal possession of all who are truly born again by the Holy Spirit through faith.

(Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:28; 5:1; 1 John 5:11-13; John 3:16;10:28-29; Romans 8:30; 38-39)
Box 7:
We Believe the Church is an organized assembly of born again, baptized believers (the called out ones) and is God’s primary means of accomplishing His purposes in the world today (unto the Lord). The church is the body of Christ that seeks to follow the Great Commandment and fulfill the Great Commission. It is to practice the two ordinances commanded by Christ: believer’s water baptism by immersion as an identification with Christ and his church, and second, the Lord’s Supper which is seen as a fellowship meal and continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.

(Matthew 16:18-19; Ephesians 3:10-11; Matthew 22:34-40; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11)
Box 8:
We Believe the Future will include the personal return of Jesus Christ to earth to rule his kingdom for 1,000 years, and will include eternal punishment for all who reject the Lord Jesus Christ and eternal fellowship with God in a new heaven and earth for all who have placed their trust in Him.

(Titus 2:13; Matthew 24:29-30; Revelation 20:1-3; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:1-4)
Box 9:
We Believe Marriage is exclusively the union of one biological man and one biological woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. This Biblical marriage serves as the core foundation of a stable society.

(Genesis 2:18-25;  Ephesians 5:21-33; Hebrews 13:4;  Exodus 20:14; Mark 10:6-9;  1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:2)
Box 10:
We Believe Life is sacred and created by God, and is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

(Psalm 139: 13-16)
Box 11:
We Believe the Believer is indwelled by the Holy Spirit and is activated by Him to love God above all else and love and serve one another in the context of community as commanded in the New Testament.

(John 14:15-17; John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9-11; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 13:8; Galatians 5:13; Hebrews 10:25)

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