We believe in original human goodness. That in the beginning, God created humanity and declared them to be “good.” (Genesis 1) This does not diminish the reality of brokenness in the world (Genesis 3), but we do not believe that sin is the first word of the human story, and because of Jesus, it will not be the last word, either. We believe every human, no matter what race or gender, is created in the image of God and are equally loved and equally valued by God.
LIFE BEFORE DEATH
We not only believe in life-after-death, we believe God has made it possible for all people to know and experience life-before-death. Although Jesus did teach about the afterlife, His teachings are clear that God seeks to restore our present life– here-and-now. Because of that, we are more interested in conversations on who we are becoming, then conversations on where we are going.
The Church is not an event you attend, it’s a family you belong to. It is a family of people in progress, who seek to practice the way of Jesus together. The Church is not an institution of conformity, but the epicenter of creativity and when the Church lives this out, it has the capacity to become the visible manifestation of the invisible God in a world that desires to see God and know that God sees them.