OUR mission & FAITH TRADITIONS

As a "A House of Prayer for All People," we seek to glorify God in all that we do, to love God and to love and encourage one another. Our mission is transforming lives - through faith - in the risen Christ! 

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As an American Baptist church in a vibrant urban, university, health care, cultural and business community, 

our IDENTITY IN CHRIST is shaped by...


Believer's Baptism

An outward expression of an inward faith in Christ, where those of age are immersed in water, symbolizing the washing away of our sin, and then as we are lifted up out of the water, to new life in Christ. 


The Lord's Supper: 

We practice open Communion in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice. All who believe in Christ are invited to partake, sharing in the breaking of bread, which represents the body of Christ; and the cup, the blood of Christ. 


Priesthood of All Believer's

No one (pastor or priest) stands between God and us, but Christ alone. 

 

Congregational Autonomy

We operate independently with minimal hierarchical structure. Tolerance for differing views; to interpret scripture as led by the Holy Spirit.Along with: Inclusiveness & Hospitality: Welcoming & connecting people of diverse cultures to Christ. 


Sharing Space

We glorify God and serve our community, in part, through the activity that takes place inside the historic sacred place entrusted to our care. 


Generosity

Tithing church rental & investment income in support of missions. 


Compassion for spiritual and physical needs

Transformation through faith, starts, by the grace of God,with genuine repentance, a turn toward God, and belief in our heart and confession with our lips that Christ is our Lord and Savior.


Transformation through faith, starts, by the grace of God,with genuine repentance, a turn toward God, 

and belief in our heart and confession with our lips that Christ is our Lord and Savior.