What We Believe"And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe."
1st Thessalonians 2:13
Pre-eminence of Jesus: While many things vie for priority in life, we are committed to centering our lives on Jesus—our Savior, our Lord, the Way to the Father, our example and enabler, our High Priest, and the One who is worthy of our worship and total allegiance. The main thing is to keep the Main One (Jesus) the main thing.
Authority of the Word: The Bible is the foundation of who we are, what we believe, and everything we do. We are committed to preaching, teaching, counseling, sharing, and living by the sufficiency of the whole counsel of God because it contains everything we need for life and Godliness. Real-life change is found in the Spirit-empowered Word, not our ideas, thoughts, or opinions. God’s Word is written in ink while our plans and theologies are in pencil.
Redemptive Community: We are broken people loved by the Father, redeemed by Jesus, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. We strive to minister God’s love by repairing the brokenness and bringing those who are lost to sin into restoration, by the power of the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus. Our focus is Jesus; our authority is the Word; our dependence is prayer; and our aim is Christ-likeness as we live together as the community of God’s redeemed.
Grace: We desire to be a community of believers who treat others with the same grace that God has lavished upon us. We yearn to demonstrate this grace through our church culture and our lives in a way that is a transparent, real, and helpful. We are blessed to be a blessing to each other, the city of Kingsport, and the world.
The Call to Go!: All of us are called to be Spirit-empowered catalysts for life change in our areas of personal influence. We approach ministry with a passionate resolve to equip the saints to engage our culture, addressing the most pressing problems, and reaching the neediest people in our city and the world. While the body of Christ is made up of a variety of gifts, the calling is the same: GO!