"We are here to help people experience God intimately, enjoy life together
relationally and make Jesus Christ known to the world through our actions,
speech, and lives."
Experience God Intimately...
We want to develop the best relationship with the most amazing Being in
Enjoy Life Together Relationally...
As we learn how to love each other as we are, we grow together into what God wants His family to be.
Make Jesus Christ Known...
As we become more like Jesus we're learning how to be servants using our
gifts and talents to help others in need.
We're located downtown because we want to experience the heart of God in the heart of our city - where we live, work and play in Spokane.
Statement of Doctrinal Beliefs
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2). We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).
The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
The Nature of Mankind
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is spiritually depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12).
We believe that God has ordained marriage as the joining of one man and one woman. We believe that God has commanded that intimate sexual activity be set apart within the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that God’s gift of sex is corrupted and perverted by sin into expressions such as homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, pedophilia, incest, fornication, adultery, bigamy, polygamy, and other forms of sexual activity outside of marriage. (See Gen. 1:27-28; 2:24; 19:5-7, 13; 26:8-10; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; 7:2; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 7:10; Eph. 5:22-223; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19).
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37–40; 10:27–30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1:4–8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11–15).
Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts to all true believers. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7–8). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; James 5:13-18; 1 John 5:14, 15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him (Romans 12:1–8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10–11).
We believe that the church universal, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ world-wide, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe in the “city-church” which is comprised of all true believers in an identifiable geographic city (I Cor. 1:2; I Thessalonians 1:1; Revelation 2:1, 8, 12, 18, 3:1, 7, 14) and whose unity is not compromised by distinct doctrines of diverse local churches. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1–4; 15:19–31; 20:28; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4–7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1–4) that is to be balanced with the unity in Christ of the broader city-church (I Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:1-23; Ephesians 4:3-6). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord ’s Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26).
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the ‘blessed hope’, the personal, imminent, coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10).