Jesus Christ is the main character of the Bible. He is the central figure in all of redemptive history. He is the one man about whom every person must make a decision that will determine his or her eternal destiny. Therefore, Jesus Christ and the joyful celebration and sharing of his glory are the reasons for our ministry. All of our efforts will center on him. We will always interpret Scripture and all of reality through a Christ-centered focus
God has eternally existed as a community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As his followers, created in his image, we also relate as a community. While beliefs and practices are important, life is done relationally in community. As a community of believers we will always value the relationships we build with one another through Christ most highly.
Our network of churches, Kerygma Network, takes its name from the word which means proclamation, or announcement, of the gospel. The kerygma is the announcement that the pivot point and climax of history has arrived in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the fulfillment of all the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures. The work of Christ through his life, ministry, death, and resurrection provides forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with the Father. The power of the Holy Spirit enables believers to live eternal life now. Jesus defined eternal life as knowing the Father and His Son.
Jesus is the final judge of all mankind. The only appropriate response to this gospel is to repent and believe. The gospel is the power of God for salvation. Our job is to proclaim it. The Holy Spirit breathes on it and brings life to the dead. Viewing this reality by looking constantly into Jesus’ work by revelation of the Holy Spirit is the only mechanism God has ordained for transformation of life.
Jesus inaugurated a completely new covenant with the Father as part of His completed earthly ministry. This covenant finally and completely changed the way man would be restored and related to God. He in invited those who would believe to be joined to Father through this covenant. This new covenant is the joyful foundation for our enjoying God forever.
Correct theology is important for us to fully enjoy the benefits of knowing God. While Jesus is our first and foremost commitment and we value our relational community, the importance of doctrine cannot be denied. Community is superficial if not rooted in deep and accurate convictions. Therefore, we take seriously our commitment to Biblical authority, to a Christ- centered method of understanding scripture, and to an understanding of salvation by grace through faith that imparts the life of God to us. We expect that life to be one which is empowered by the work and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Mission Matters
Jesus commanded us to make disciples as we go into the world. We are committed to makingdisciples of Jesus and expect the people of our community to be always receiving and providingdiscipleship to and receiving discipleship from one another.
We believe the Bible is the written Word of God; that fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures are an essential and infallible record of God’s self- disclosure to mankind and function as the supreme authority and normative rule of all Christian...Read More