Mission and Beliefs

Who we are and what we believe.

We exist to help people know, love and follow Jesus.

Our mission is based on Jesus’ mission for the church in Matthew 28:19—Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

  Everything we do as a church is rooted in this mission.


What matters most to us as a church?  We’re glad you asked!

The Word of God:

The Bible is God’s inspired word to us. Because of this we love, read and teach the Bible. We don’t think the Bible is boring or outdated. Instead we believe the Bible contains timeless truths that need to be explained and followed in our time. 

The Person of Jesus: 

Jesus is alive. As such, he is the senior leader of our church, and he is the reason we worship, sing, preach, love and gather together. At Faith we believe Jesus is God. Furthermore, we believe Jesus lived the life we were meant to live, he died the death we deserve and three days later he rose from the dead. Because Jesus lives today, hope, salvation and forgiveness can be found in him. 

The Power of the Holy Spirit: 

Jesus promised to send a helper to empower his people to live as he lived. We depend on the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us. As a church, we know we need help, so we allow the Holy Spirit to help us live and love like Jesus. 

The Mission of the Church: 

Jesus told the church to make disciples. Therefore, our mission is to help people develop a thriving relationship with Jesus. We do this passionately, purposefully, and unapologetically. Jesus told us to make disciples and we will do this until he returns or takes us home. 

The Family of God: 

We believe God the Father adopts people to be part of his forever family – the church. Because of this, at Faith we strive to function as a family – meaning we look for gifted men to lovingly lead as elders and pastors, we call everyone to serve and give because we all have an important place in the family, and we care for, listen to and love one another like Jesus cares for, listens to and loves the church. 

The Next Generation: 

Jesus told us that one day our race will be run. Because of this truth, we strive to consistently pass on the baton of our faith to the next generation. This means we make room at Faith for young leaders to lead, gifted teachers to teach and new churches to form. Additionally, this means we hold loosely to our methods while holding very tightly to these beliefs that matter most to us. 


We are members of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), an association and fellowship of autonomous and interdependent churches united around the same Statement of Faith.

What we believe…


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ 

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation

The Holy Spirit 

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

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 God’s Word, 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.

Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.