ABOUT

MISSION

The mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

VISION

A church that people want to connect with.

STRATEGY

Create atmospheres where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue an authentic relationship with God and community with others.


BELIEFS

GOD
There is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and each possesses all of the attributes of God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything in it.

JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is one with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is our Savior, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for all sin, and was raised from the grave after three days to demonstrate His defeat of sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return again to earth to reign as our powerful King.

HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ as their Savior will receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them. The Holy Spirit serves as our comforter, guide and advocate. The Holy Spirit is given to Christians and provides guidance in living, an understanding of the Bible, and prayerfully intercedes for them.

BIBLE
Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our final authority on Christian beliefs and as the guide to living. The Bible is divinely inspired by God, without error, given to man so that we may know and understand the truth of God and His love.

SALVATION
Salvation is not something that can be purchased or earned. It is a free gift from God provided by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and is received through faith. It is available to everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. That faith is expressed through repentance of sin and baptism by immersion.


VALUES

  1. We honor God and Christ's church with integrity.
    We embrace worshiping God individually and together as a lifestyle.

  2. We build unity in essentials.
    The message about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and salvation doesn’t change.

  3. We give up things we like for things we love even more.
    We show liberty in non-essentials and will not argue or divide over them.

  4. We pursue healthy living.
    We make disciplined life choices today—emotional, financial, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual—in order to better live tomorrow.

  5. We invest in kids, students and developing leaders.
    We believe in the present and future of the church and put our resources into its growth.

  6. We will figure out whatever it takes, to reach one more person who doesn't know Jesus.
    We take faith-filled risks and experiment with methods, programs and environments to reach people for Jesus.

  7. We strive for excellence.
    We consistently bring our best, evaluate, and seek to improve.

  8. We trust one another and believe the best.
    We give the benefit of the doubt to each other.

  9. We are generous with who we are and what we have.
    We are stewards and will use the resources God has given us; what we have and the person we are—influence, money, stuff, talent, and time—for Kingdom work.

  10. We have fun and laugh together… a lot.
    We smile and enjoy the “life to the full” that Jesus offers.

LEADERSHIP & STAFF

SETH.jpg Seth Thomas
Senior Minister
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ZAC.jpgZac Simpler
Associate Minister
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SARA.jpgSara Simpler
Online Minister
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Staff_2022-4.jpgRegina Baker
Director of NE Student Ministry
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ERICA.jpgErica Waalkes
Director of NE Kids Ministry
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JACOB.jpgJacob Thomas
Director of Creative Arts
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LISA.jpgLisa Chase
Finance & Office Manager
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ELDERS

Ron DeRose
Scott Hogue