The Church

Ecclesia is the Greek word for "gathering" or "church."

The word and concept of "church" has much baggage. However, we believe that it is the vehicle of mission to the world, and a covenant community that pledges to be family to one another.

We believe that we are to be the carrier of the message of God to a watching world.

We believe our greatest boast is the gospel and the freedom, liberty, forgiveness and abundant life that God imparts to those who have faith in and love for Jesus Christ.

We desire to be a people who follow Christ and His teachings and observe all that Scripture details for the church today.

We believe in an organic and unconventional approach to Christian life -- particularly to church ministry.

We are Protestant, semi-reformed, but otherwise without affiliation.

We believe that the local church consists of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. The primary task of the church is rescue -- the giving of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. (Ephesians 2:19-22 and 5:19-21; Acts 1-8 and 2:42, Hebrews 10:23-25)

Christian community is the final apologetic for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Francis Schaeffer