• That all of humankind was created in God's image, but chose to sin and rebel against God, which led to physical and spiritual death and being separated from God.
• That Jesus was the Almighty God manifest in the flesh (Colossians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 5:19) as the Lamb of God without sin to pay the price for the sins of mankind. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31; Luke 1:35), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22;
2 Corinthians 5:17), died a substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of mankind
(1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), rose from the dead on the third day. (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4), and was exalted to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
We connect masterpieces to their masterpiece mission.
We believe we were each created to be God’s masterpiece with a masterpiece mission that we fulfill with the unique gifts, passions, and stories He gives us. (Ephesians 2:10)
We do everything with excellence.
We believe that we are ambassadors and representatives of Jesus Christ, and understand that all we do reflects and represents Him. (Colossians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
We give generously.
We believe that gave God His best to us through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. We also believe that God blesses us to bless others. We give and serve with the best of the time, talent, and resources God has entrusted to us to impact the world around us. When we give, whether it be our time, talent, or resources, we are simply giving back to God and being good stewards of what is His. (John 3:16; Philippians 4:19; Matthew 25:14-30).
We serve selflessly.
We believe in serving others in following the example of Jesus. Church is not simply about being a consumer, but helping serve the needs in the Body of Christ. (Matthew 20:28; Acts 20:35; 1 Peter 4:10)
We worship passionately.
We believe that worship is a lifestyle, and our lives should be true to the words we proclaim through the songs we sing. Everything we do in life is to be done to bring glory and honor to God. God is not interested in mere lip service, but desires for our actions and the attitudes and motives of our hearts to be true before Him. (Romans 12:1-2; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 51:15-17)
1. The teaching and studying of Scripture.
Jesus said that we are truly His disciples if we remain faithful to His teachings. Scripture is the fully inspired, inerrant Word of God that is useful for teaching us what is true, convicting and showing us what is wrong in our lives, correcting, and training in righteousness. It is a light to our path lamp to our feet to guide us in the truth of Jesus (Acts 2:42; John 8:31; Psalm 119:105)
Prayer, in Acts 2:42 and Matthew 6:5-15, is referring to coming close towards God to exchange your wishes for God's wishes at the altar. This a close, intimate, and sacrificial action. (Acts 2:42; Mathew 6:5-15)
Scripture is also clear that fasting should accompany prayer in the life of a believer. Fasting is going without food and/or water for a set amount of time to seek the will of God. By denying ourselves of our most essential physical need, we are emptying ourselves before God to be filled by Him. As we are filled by God, our hearts and minds are better aligned to Him and His will. There are certain things and situations in life that we will not receive breakthrough, victory, or overcome without fasting. (Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 17:21)
We were created for fellowship and community. God moves in and through the Body of Christ. Godly fellowship helps produce encouragement, accountability, power, motivation, and acts of love and good works. (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25)
4. The Lord’s Supper/Communion
Partaking in the Lord’s Supper allows us to remember what Jesus did for us, the covenant He made with us, and the covenant we are to be in with others in the Body of Christ. (Acts 2:42)