OUR BELIEFS

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love.

the bible

The Bible is true and has meaning for our lives today. It is inspired by God and given to lead us back to Him and to teach us how to live in a restored relationship with Him. 

Matthew 4:4, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16

GOD

God is the loving Creator of all things. God was not created, has no beginning and no end. God is One, existing as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created humanity in His image and longs for a restored relationship with His creation.

Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14

THE HOLY SPIRIT

When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and live within us. The Holy Spirit is our guide, helper, and God's own empowering presence. He fills, teaches, and matures us, transforming our lives to look more like Jesus'. He empowers us to serve and tell others about the good news of Jesus. He gives unique gifts to each person for the purpose of serving others.

John 16:7-15, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 4:10

Jesus

Jesus is what God looks like. God loved all of humanity, so he became one of us in the person of Jesus, his Son. Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life, was crucified for our sins, buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven. Jesus is alive and will one day return to complete the work he began and establish his eternal kingdom.

John 1:1-5, Acts 1:11Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 1:1-3

Salvation

The BAD news is that because of sin, humanity is separated from God. The GOOD news is that because God did not turn His back on us, we can have the broken relationship restored by putting our faith in Jesus. His death accomplished for us what we could never do on our own. His resurrection proved his victory over sin and death. Salvation is available to everyone who believes and trusts Jesus. Salvation is the beginning of a life-long journey of following Jesus. 

John 3:16-17, Romans 3:20-22, Romans 10:9-13, 2 Peter 3:9

The church

The Christian life is personal, but not private. We are created to be in meaningful relationships with others. God desires to create a community of loving persons living in the reality of the Kingdom. We call this community "the Church". This spiritual family serves to help every member grow and mature in faith and be a living example of God's love to the world. 

Acts 2:42-47, 1 John 1:3, Revelation 21:2-3

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Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
— Jesus

OUR VALUES & PRACTICES

Who we are and how we live it out.

we are disciples.

Jesus calls us to follow Him in our everyday life as his apprentices. You don't have to be perfect, just willing to learn from Him. Being a disciple is a lifelong journey of becoming more like Jesus.

So we: Follow Jesus and learn from him how to live a life shaped by love. (Mark 12:28-34Luke 9:23, Romans 13:8-10Galatians 4:19Galatians 5:25, 2 Corinthians 3:18)

we are family.

Church isn't an exclusive club, business, or organization. It is a spiritual family open to everyone. God is our good and loving Father who wants to fill up the family table with anyone who will come. In God's family, everyone belongs.

So we: Practice genuine hospitality to all. (Ephesians 2:19John 13:34-35Romans 12:13)

we are worshippers.

Everyone worships something or someone. We were created to worship God alone. A Jesus-centered life brings us back to our created purpose. Worship isn't just about Sunday church but Monday through Saturday life.

So we: Gather to worship weekly and go out to worship daily in our lives. (Romans 12:1-2, Colossians 3:17,23)

we are gifted.

There are no superstars in God's family. Everyone has a unique gift from God, given specifically to them, for the good of others. God designed us to use our gifts, as a team working together, for a greater purpose.

So we: Discover, cultivate, and use our unique gifts for good of others. (1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 4:10)


WE ARE ANCHOR CHURCH.

we are hopeful.

As long as there are people in this world who haven't joined God's family through Jesus, we have a job to do. Everyone needs to hear the amazing news of new life in Jesus. This is the Hope so desperately needed in a broken and confused world.  


So we: Look and listen for opportunities to spread hope to the world around us. (Colossians 4:5-6, 1 Peter 3:15)