Our Mission

Love Jesus. Make Disciples.


Our Identity

We are a community of people who believe that Jesus is the only true hope for the world. Because we have received His grace freely and generously, we do not exist simply for ourselves, but are committed to serving others. We are committed to using our passions and strengths to build relationships, ultimately resulting in lives, marriages, homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods that have been transformed by Jesus.

      


Our Values

Gospel Centrality

The person and work of Jesus is central in all we preach, how we live, and what we pursue. The good news of the Gospel informs, shapes, and compels us.

1 Corinthians 15:1-5, Ephesians 2:1-10, 1 Timothy 2:5-61, Corinthians 2:2


Missional Living

We have been reconciled to God through Jesus, and He calls us to participate with Him in His mission as reconcilers. This means we are ambassadors for Jesus right where we are, living as everyday missionaries in our schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

1 Peter 3:15, Romans 1:16, John 20:21, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Romans 10:8-15


Cultural Engagement

We are deeply committed to Stayton and its people. We endeavor to understand and relate to the culture around us in order to meet the needs of our community in ways that leave a transformative and lasting impact.

2 Corinthians 5:11-20, 1 John 4:7-21, Acts 17:16-34


Relational Discipleship

The Christian life is a person to person experience. We are committed to walking alongside one another in grace-filled, sacrificial community. In the process of loving, learning and growing together, we inspire one another toward Christ-likeness.

Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-16, Colossians 3:12-17


Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible (all of the books of the Old and New Testaments) is the true written message of God to us. It is without fault, completely trustworthy, and we base our life on it.  It is the final authority on all matters to which it speaks.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 19:7-11


Salvation

It is attained by grace through faith alone.  This faith is demonstrated within the life of the believer through good works.  It is not something that we earn or deserve, it is a free gift from God.

Ephesians 2:8-10, James 2:14-24, 1 Corinthians 12:13, John 3:16, 14:6; Romans 3:28, 8:31-39


Jesus

He existed forever as God but took on humanity to offer his life as the only perfect sacrifice for all people.  He is both fully God and fully man.  He lived a sinless life, was persecuted, suffered, and ultimately died on the cross.  He rose physically from the dead, and one day will return to earth to reign forever with those who are His.

Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:1-14, 8:40, 58, 11:33, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, Colossians 1:15-17, Hebrews 1:8


Humanity

Men and women are created special and precious in the image of God.  Each life has value, but each one has fallen short of God’s perfect standard and is in need of salvation.  Even though we are able to do good things in the eyes of humanity, the scriptures show that we are inherently sinful and can do no good thing that merits salvation in the eyes of God.  Therefore, we are incapable of saving ourselves and need a Savior.

Genesis 1:26, Romans 3, 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:1-3, 4:18-19


The Trinity

The Trinity is the human explanation for the unexplainable reality that there is One God who exists forever in perfect community as three persons—God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:26-27, Deuteronomy 6:4, Colossians 1:15-17, Hebrews 1:8


Church

We believe that the true Church is composed of those people who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Head.

Ephesians 2:19‐22 ;  Acts 1:8 ;  Ephesians 5:19‐21 ; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23‐25)


Commission

We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

(Matt 28:16‐20, John 20.21‐23; Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:23‐25)