Statement of Faith

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.”
~John 7:37-38

We are grounded in the orthodoxy of creedal Christianity and learn from the historic practices of Christians throughout the centuries. Thus, our statement of faith is The Nicene Creed:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried.  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.  And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.  And we believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, we acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Statement on faith affiliation.

We are an interdenominational ministry. While we desire unity with all our Christian brothers and sisters, we also believe that denominational differences are significant and should neither be ignored nor downplayed. We seek unity through mutual respect for, and dialogue about differences rather than denial of them. We are not “inter-faith.” Our events and services are open to everyone, but we require all leadership, staff, representatives, and volunteers to adhere to Christian orthodoxy as described in the Nicene Creed and to affirm traditional biblical morality.

Statement on church.

We believe that the church, in local congregations, is divinely instituted to be God’s real physical presence in the world. There we hear the gospel preached, receive forgiveness of sins, and partake in the mysteries of the sacraments (though we recognize that not all denominations agree with all of these statements). 

Due to human sin, there are plenty of problems and errors within all churches. It’s neither our job nor interest to critique or correct these. We are not called to repair or replace the church or local congregations; instead we exist to support them by serving those who, for whatever reason, have slipped through the cracks or been burnt out by ministry. 

We desire to come along side Christian churches and offer welcome, rest, education, and connection to all who need it.