We are a family of families in covenant with one another striving to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5– Notice the word striving. We are not perfect and need to strive to do this. We understand that when we live in fellowship with one another, we will at times hurt and offend each other– it’s that way in any family. Therefore, we confess our sins one to another and extend forgiveness as we seek to be more like Jesus. Such is humbling, but that is what we are to be: humble servants to each other just like our Savior was and is for us.
Love and joy is what is to distinguish us. As such, we delight in spending time together, wrestling (sometimes literally) with issues of the day as we try to understand how to apply Scripture to the unique culture in which we live.
We are called to rest in Jesus. That means we trust Him to provide all our needs. A part of this resting in Jesus is feasting before Him. We do this at the Lord’s Table each week and we do this together throughout the year at other times (sometimes formally and sometimes informally). The saints gather together for great food and fellowship as a foretaste of the glory that is to come when God’s Kingdom will be fully manifested. Our lives are to be a sort of dance before the Lord and learning the liturgy of the dance of Christian life begins with worship.
What we believe
This is where we typically get all formal. We are supposed to tell you about what we affirm and deny and all that jazz. But all this does is tell some important facts about us and then people can decide which box we should be placed in. What this doesn’t tell you though is who we really are.
For those who like to dig into theology (which we believe is extremely important), we affirm the following:
- The verbal, plenary inspiration, inerrancy and infallibility of the Holy Scripture
- The Historic Creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, Definition of Chalcedon, and Athanasian)
- The “solas” of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solo Christo, and Soli Deo Gloria
- The Westminster Standards and the Three Forms of Unity
- The preaching of the the Word, the exercise of church discipline, and the right celebration of the sacraments
We love to talk theology and history and discuss how these apply to our daily lives. But you actually find out WHAT WE REALLY BELIEVE THROUGH WHO WE REALLY ARE. In other words, if we affirm the right doctrines with our lips, but fail to show hospitality to our neighbors, despise our weaker brethren, and lust after our neighbors’ wives, then we have a problem: our stated theology is inconsistent with our practiced theology. To put it another way: Our theology and what we believe about God comes out through our hands.
Therefore, to really get to know us, we invite you to come visit, worship our Triune God with us, and have a meal together.