Values and Beliefs

Core Values

Resurrection of Christ in every aspect of church-life we desire to point others towards Christ,
believing that he is the only hope for the salvation of the world. (Rom 5:8, 1Pet1:3)

Reconciliation of Races We believe that God has called all believers to “oneness”
in Him, regardless of race, class, gender, and other differences. We desire our church
to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood it is located in. We desire to be intentional
about racial reconciliation. (John 17:21, Col 3:11)

Restoration of FamiliesWe believe God desires to rebuild family structures in the inner-city
and that families are a key building block of healthy communities. (Gen 2:24, Gen 2:18))

Rebuilding of CommunityWe believe that the gospel is communicated through relationships- not
just in worship services, but in living life together. Therefore our focus will be the
neighborhood in which we live. We desire to see our neighborhood transformed for the
glory of God. (1 Thes. 2:8, Acts 2:41-47)

Therefore we are
committed to reaching out to the lost in our community and around the world with the
love of Christ and the message of the gospel. (Matt 28:18-20)

Statement of Faith

Nicene Creed (325 A.D.)

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the
Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our
salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became
incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified
under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right
hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his
kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father
and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has
spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We
acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the
dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

*For the sake of unity, we chose the Nicene Creed as our statement of faith. It is the fullest and oldest explanation of the Christian faith and the most widely accepted by orthodox Christians.