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