The Blueprint

The Dream

"Countless multitudes from countless cities come, some over land, others over sea, from east and west and north and south at every feast. They take the temple for their port as a general haven and safe refuge from the bustle and turmoil of life, and there they seek to find calm weather, and, released from the cares whose yoke has been heavy upon them from their earliest years, to enjoy a brief breathing-space in scenes of genial cheerfulness."

Philo of Alexandria 

The Mission

The Vision

The Values

Authentic Friendship
Defining Moments
Emergent Worship
Third Place
Organic Leadership
The Supernatural
Tangible Worship
Worship in Slow Motion

The Beliefs

01 | We believe that our spiritual growth with God is intentional and conditioned by our interpersonal relationship with God and one another.

(Acts 2:42-46; Hebrews 10:24-25)

02 | We believe that the Bible is the primary source and criterion for authentic Christian witness. It is the sacred canon for Christian people and formally acknowledged as such by the historic ecumenical councils of the church.

(Psalms 119:89; Proverbs 30:5; Matthew 4:4)

03 | We believe in one true God. This one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I am,” the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of humankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association
as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4; Is. 43:10-11; Mt. 28:19; Lk. 3:22; Mk. 12:28-29)

04 | We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God. The scriptures declare the following:

His Virgin Birth
   (Mt. 1:23; Lk. 1:31-35)
His Sinless Life
   (Heb. 7:26; I Pet. 2:22)
His Miracles
   (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
His Substitutionary Work on the Cross
   (I Cor. 15:3; II Cor.5:21)
His Bodily Resurrection from the Dead
   (Mt. 28:6; Lk. 24:39; I Cor.15:4)
His Exaltation
   (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:1- 3)

05 | We believe that humankind was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make humanity in our image, after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26)

However, humanity by voluntary transgression fell and thereby endured not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

(Genesis. 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-17)

06 | We believe that humankind’s only hope of redemption is through the covenant established through Jesus Christ. Since salvation is covenantal in nature, we respond, in faith, by repentance with the direct witness of the Holy Spirit, which compels us to be baptized which is our initial expression of our internal commitment.

(Acts 2:38-39; Romans 6:4-13; Col. 2:11-12; Romans 8:16)

We believe that the outward evidence of our relationship with God is a life of righteousness, true holiness, and evidenced with the fruit of the Spirit.

(Eph. 4:24; Gal. 5:22-25; Titus 2:12)

07 | We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, upon the completion of the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of God’s holy prophets.

(Psalms 102:16; 110:1; Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 15:23-28)

We believe His visible return will include the end of all injustice, inequalities and human suffering.

(Psalms 72:3-8; Isaiah 11:6-9; Micah 4:3-4; II Peter 3:13)

We believe in a final judgment in which those whose names are not found to be written in the book of life will be consigned to everlasting punishment.

(Revelation 21:8; Matthew 25:46; Mk. 9:43-48)