Pursue Godly Character

God desires that throughout our life, our character is transformed to increasingly become more Christ-like. This is aided by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, study of God’s Word and supportive relationships with other Christians. (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:22-24)
 

Christ Centered

Jesus Christ is God and left his place in heaven to come to earth and pay the price for our sins by dying on the cross. On the third day he arose and is now in heaven. One day he will return to take his followers to spend eternity with him. All those who have chosen not to accept Jesus will spend eternity separated from him. (1 Peter 1:18-20; John 1:12; 14:6; Acts 4:12).
 

Salvation Focused

Every person is a sinner and needs to have a restored relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and acceptance of him as your Lord and Savior. This step of acceptance involves turning away from the sin in your life (repentance), confessing their faith in Christ and living every day for the purpose of pleasing Christ (Christ (obedience). God commands that we demonstrate this change in our lives through being immersed in water (baptism). (Romans 6:3-4; 10:9; Acts 2:38).
 

Bible Based

We believe the Bible is God’s primary words to us today and for all generations. The Bible was inspired by God and is His owner’s manual on how to best live a life which glorifies Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
 

Love

God is the originator of love and our primary model of love. Every person is loved unconditionally by God and is called to demonstrate this same type of love to others (1 John 4:10-11).
 

Worship

Bringing pleasure to God is what we were created for and is called worship. This can occur on a Sunday morning or any time throughout the week (Psalm 100).
 

Pray

Prayer is the primary means by which we dialogue with God. Through prayer we praise God, thank Him for His blessings, confess our sins, seek His help and intercede for others (Ephesians 6:18).
 

Communion

Following the example set by the early church we will partake in the Lord’s Supper weekly as an opportunity to remember Christ’s sacrifice of love on the cross (Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
 

Community

God has called us to impact the community in which we find ourselves for His honor and glory. At this time we feel God has clearly called us to minister primarily in the city of St. Louis Park. We will accomplish this through the use of our time, money and relationship building (Philippians 2:14-16; Matthew 25:31-33).