What do we believe?
You could label us an "evangelical" church, yet there's recently grown a lot of cultural and political baggage around what that wonderful idea was originally meant to communicate. So, you could label us a "gospel-centered missional" church. But, this wonderful corrective can tend to neglect the vital importance and historical rootedness of the church as the Spirit-filled sacramental community of the risen and ascended Christ.
So, we simply like to say that we're a community that's theologically aligned to "historic confessional Christianity". This means we affirm the Apostles' and Nicene creeds, continued and refined through the Reformed confessions and creeds of the 16th and 17th centuries, and summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
Yet, to enjoy and serve in Jesus' community here, we don't expect you to sign off on every detail of our Confession. Rather, we expect all of our members to affirm a handful of basic Christian doctrine, and maintain the posture of a learner in an ongoing way.
Foundational beliefs are one thing. What's vital is how these beliefs actually begin to be articulated in real life. Our values form the middle space where theology becomes "live-ology". Here's a summary of our values. Want to read more? Of course you do-- here's a more detailed version for you scholar-types: Hope Pres Values.