WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe there is one true God - revealed in three persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.
We believe in the inspiration, infallibility, and authority of the Bible, the Word of God.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of His Father, and His personal return to the earth in power and glory.
We believe salvation is available for all people, made possible by the shed blood of Jesus and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in a literal Heaven & Hell.
We believe that the unity of believers in Christ across every ethnic, cultural, & socio-economic barrier contributes to belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. (John 17:20-23)
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit:
Salvation - "When you believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit." (Ephesians 1:13)
Character - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control." (Galatians 5:22-23)
Boldness - "And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly." (Acts 4:21)
Spiritual Gifts - "All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines."
(1 Corinthians 12:11)
We believe in the gift of healing for our physical bodies through the laying on of hands and anointing with oil and prayer. (James 5:16-17)
We believe in a separated life following Jesus. This includes both personal and social righteousness, defending the rights of the poor and marginalized. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (James 1:27)
WHAT WE VALUE:
To love God and all people wholeheartedly.
To be a racially reconciling, generationally rich, life-giving church, thriving in the heart of the city.
Prayer & Worship - Prayer and worship are primary disciplines of our corporate and individual lives in Christ. (Psalm 96:1, Isaiah 56:7, Matthew 6:5-15)
Healthy Relationships - We value relating authentically in the home, in the church, and in the marketplace.
(1 Samuel 18:1, Luke 10:30-36, 1 Peter 3:1-16)
Diversity - We value celebrating our God-given differences and our unique cultural and generational contributions.
(Numbers 12, Acts 10:34-35, Galatians 3:26-29)
Biblical Literacy - We value knowing, understanding, and applying God’s word corporately and individually.
(Psalm 119:10-16, Colossians 3:16, 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16)
Spiritual Formation and Growth - We value humility, thankfulness, others-centeredness, personal holiness, study, stewardship, giving, authenticity, and a healthy, balanced life.(Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:22-26)
Spiritual Vitality - We value walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, being filled and consumed by His energy, power, and presence.(Isaiah 44:3-5, Ephesians 5:15-21)
Gift-Based Ministry - We value discovering and exercising our unique spiritual gifts, as well as offering sacrificial contributions in ministry. (Psalm 139:13-16, Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12)
Missions - We value relational evangelism, church multiplication, international missions, and ministry in Cincinnati’s geographic core.(Matthew 9:10-13, Acts 1:8, Romans 1:16)
Justice - We value defending the cause of the weak and the fatherless; maintaining the rights of the poor and the oppressed. (Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 82:3, Luke 4:18-19)