Purpose & Beliefs
Our Unique Purpose
No church (a group of people called to follow Jesus & help others follow Jesus) can do everything but each church can do something. We are a church that aims to do three things in particular:
1. Tell the truth about God.
No fluff. No beating around the bush. If it's true, we want to share it. And we begin with what the Bible has to say about God starting with the fact that He loves us and wants to live with us forever!
2. Walk through life together.
We don't all live right around the building we worship in. That can be a challenge. So, we're discovering different ways to connect with each together beyond our joint worship time. When we serve others, we want to do that with each other. We're stronger Jesus followers when we're together.
3. Love our neighbors deeply.
It's so easy to focus on our own needs--our lives are busy and complex. Yet God calls us to love our neighbor as yourself. So, we find ways to lighten our neighbors' loads whether or not our neighbors look like us or believe what we believe.
About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.