God's Gospel compels us to Christ-like living and mission to the world.

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 the Gospel, 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. We believe that all Christians are called to a life of godly character, devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him. 

We believe that the Gospel is not only the entry point into the Christian life, but is also the dynamic by which we relate to God.  Growing in godliness happens by continually reflecting on the Gospel, or “good news” of Jesus’ death and resurrection on our behalf.  As we reflect on this and God’s Word, we become aware of just how big the separation is between our sinfulness and God’s standard.  This often happens simultaneously with growth in holiness.  As we become more and more aware of just how big the separation is, the Gospel becomes more and more important, the cross becomes more and more central, and, as a result, we are driven to worship, rather than pride or despair.

 

Scriptural
References

Ephesians 5:18
2 Corinthians 6:14
2 Corinthians 7:1
Romans 12:1-2
Ephesians 4:32
Colossians 1:22-24