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WHO WE ARE
We are a Christian church in the Protestant tradition. Because we are Christian, we confess the Apostles’ Creed, a concise summary of what Christians throughout the world have believed for centuries. In addition to being a Christian church, we are a Protestant church. A Protestant is a Christian who follows the teachings of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. As Protestants, we believe that Scripture alone is the final authority for what we believe and that God alone is the one who saves us by His grace alone through faith alone. We are a Reformed church that holds to the Heidelberg Catechism.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, which means that its authors were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible's original manuscript is without error.
We believe the Church is God’s chosen people throughout space and time, which our church is a local manifestation of.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
We believe the Holy Spirit empowers Christians through the Bible, prayer, and the Sacraments, in the context of the local church, to love God and their neighbor.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
WHAT WE DO
What we believe about God and ourselves informs how we live. Therefore, we are a family of servant-missionaries, sent to share the good news of Jesus throughout the city of Miami.
In Christ, we are made children of God who are to love and care for one another as a family.
We believe that in Christ, we are God's chosen people, and the way we display His glory is primarily accomplished through how we love and care for one another. If we really believe that we are children of God, then we are a family. As God's family, our first responsibility is to care for the spiritual and physical needs of one another.
Jesus served us and we respond by serving others.
Christ took the posture of a servant throughout His ministry and in His ultimate work for us on the Cross. Jesus served us as a people by giving up His life in our place on the cross so that we could experience salvation, peace and abundant life in Him. We are a people who are called to serve with the same humility. This means we seek to joyfully submit to Jesus as Lord and to one another as we serve whomever God brings into our lives.
We are a people whose purpose is to show and share Jesus with others.
As missionaries, we are disciples of Jesus who are sent to share the truth about God’s love for the world through the sending of His Son. And because we are pardoned rebels ourselves, our posture is always one of humility, joy and sacrifice. The Spirit has been given to us so that we can know the truth about Jesus, live fruitful lives as evidence of the gospel’s power, be empowered to share the gospel boldly and trust that He is the one who convicts the heart and gives new life.