What We Believe
Everywhere we look, our culture is changing. Teaching our children has become a battle against a culture that we as parents no longer recognize. Violent prime-time 'entertainment' grabs the attention of our children in commercials and movie previews. The spotlight on the so called 'celebrity heroes' beckons our adoration and gaze from the supermarket checkout. These idols who don't know the truth and endlessly seek happiness through futile means apart from Christ, insist on the devotion of our children and attack on many fronts. We believe that God has empowered us with the mission to help turn this challenge into an opportunity for growth and ministry.
We believe there is Freedom in Jesus Christ. And that the stories of the Bible not only reveal to us His blessing but His very nature. We believe in everlasting life through Faith in Jesus Christ. We believe God is Love. We believe that God is our Protector and Provider which is consistent with the first greatest commandment (Mark 12:30). We also believe that through the Holy Spirit we are empowered to honor our parents, bless our friends and family which is consistent with the second greatest commandment (Mark 12:31).
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[g]There is no commandment greater than these." -- Mark 12:30-31
Statistics show that children who do not truly understand their faith by the time they leave High School are likely to walk away from it. We believe that it is critical for all people of faith to understand what they believe and the necessity for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Teaching children to understand makes a powerful testimony for Christ.
O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old- what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.They would not be like their forefathers — a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. Psalm 78:1-8