OUR MISSION

Because of God's glory and grace,
we exist to know Christ and make Him known.

OUR CULTURE

Growing in Christ
- together -

Questions for Personal Growth

Worship Together
What am I treasuring with my time, talents, and resources?
Connect Together
With whom am I connecting as I grow in spiritual maturity?
Serve Together
Where am I serving?
Pray Together
For whom and for what am I praying?
Reach Out Together
Who am I reaching with the gospel?

OUR DOCTRINES

What we believe

GOD

the BIBLE

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

the HUMAN CONDITION

the PERSON OF CHRIST

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus - Israel's promised Messiah - was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

the WORK OF CHRIST

the HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

the CHURCH

CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be comprised only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God's Word, the Spirit's power, and fervent prayer in Christ's name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ's commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

CHRIST'S RETURN

ETERNITY

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.
Though not contained in the EFCA Statement of Faith, we also believe the following statements which will be adhered to in our ministry practice and teaching.

MARRIAGE

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

We believe God established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive, covenantal relationship that is made between one man and one woman and God Himself. All intimate sexual activity outside of this marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin and will not be recognized as a legitimate marriage by this church.
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

IDENTITY & SEXUALITY

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe our identity is rooted in God's design and image. Therefore, as Christians, we rejoice and rest in the truth that our identity is "in Christ" and reject that our identity is found in our ethnicity, race, nationality, self-perception of one's sexual desire or gender, past actions, present temptations, and / or anything that might seek to supplant our foundational identity in Christ Jesus.

We believe that God created the human race, male and female, and that all conduct with the intent to become a different sex or adopt a gender incongruent with one's birth sex is immoral and therefore sin.
We believe that spiritual gifts are given by Christ to believers for the purpose of edifying and "building up" His church to become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

We believe that some gifts of the Holy Spirit such as speaking in tongues (in known languages) and miraculous signs were given to be used as signs to authenticate the message of the first century church. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism nor of the filling of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in accordance with the sovereign will of God, healing is available through the prayer of believers. The complete deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection. We further believe that ecstatic experiences, though they may be valid manifestations of the grace of God, do not appreciably contribute to one's spiritual maturity.

GOD'S GRACE FOR OUR SIN

PRE-MILLENNIAL

We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Every person should be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture nor the doctrine of the church.
We believe in Jesus' personal and imminent return for His Church followed by the judgement of the nations and the establishment of His millennial reign on earth. While we acknowledge the range of positions held within orthodox Christianity throughout church history, and do not desire that these lead to division among Christians, in our teaching and practice we hold a pre-millennial position.

OUR TEAM

Meet our staff & elders

BBC STAFF

Jon Davies

Adam Greer

Shawna Novak

Misti Perez

Pastor
Worship Leader
Children's Ministry Director
Office Admin

BBC ELDERS

Jon Davies

Neal Doty

Tim Horvath

Keith Ridgway

Pastor
Elder
Elder
Elder

Scott Walton

Elder