We were created by Him and for Him, so that all we do can flow out of a love and adoration for the triune God represented in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We always come back to the cross, knowing that through Jesus’ death and resurrection we were brought into the family of God and have taken on the identity of Jesus, so that all of our sin and shame died at the cross and we rose into a new person, defined and kept by God Himself.
Our salvation past (Justification) present (Sanctification) and future (Glorification) brings glory to God and is worked out both privately and corporately. We have been given a new identity in Christ and we walk that out together as family. We seek to know and create rhythms together in every aspect of our lives, remembering that the church is not a building but a people.
God has created all people, Men and Women, to bear his image. With that comes inalienable status as one beloved by God Himself. We strive, in all areas of life, to remind ourselves and others of the dignity that God has given to all people. Therefore, all are welcome as we seek to care for and love all that enter our homes and lives.
The Bible is one primary way that God has communicated His plan for the world throughout the ages of time. We believe that every part of the Bible is inerrant and that every part of it communicates a piece of the whole story of God’s redemptive plan for humans. Every portion from the Old Testament to the New Testament points towards Jesus and His work to bring peace between God and humankind.
Corporate worship is a large part of moving within the rhythms of God’s family. We gather for meals in our homes, we gather to study His word, we gather to play and enjoy the blessings of God, we gather to create and work, we gather to remember God’s character and our given identity. Sunday morning service is a small but important part of the way that we express our adoration of God as individual sons and daughters of God the Father, and also as a family united under the name of Jesus. Weekly worship services are an intentional opportunity to care for one another and practice our corporate commitment to God and our community.
In the way that God came to mankind to create reconciliation, so we reflect His love and mission by being in our communities. We look for ways to serve and connect to the communities of Oakville and Arnold simply because we know the extravagant ways that God has served and connected to us. We know and celebrate that these things don’t ordinarily happen within the building owned by the church, but rather in school halls, grocery stores and kitchens. We strive to create margin within our schedules, finances, and hearts to enter into the lives of those around us.
We believe that in accordance to Gods instruction we are called to obedience by participating in the ordinance of believer’s baptism. This is administered through immersion into water thus signifying death to sin and self and rising from the water as signifying being reborn as a new creation in Christ. This act celebrates the joy of adoption into God’s family, declares our commitment to unity with the triune God as well as our intention to continue to grow in the faith that God has created within us.
We believe that the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is commanded in Scripture. We do this symbolic practice to remember the life, work, and death of Jesus Christ. We believe that the gathering of God’s people is an appropriate time to celebrate together in this way. It is something that is reserved specifically for those who are reborn into God’s family and we ask any others in attendance to bear with us by refraining from participation as we celebrate this family meal together.