(1 Peter 2:12; Psalm 34:1-3; Psalm 86:12; Acts 2:47)

We aspire to be a community of faith seeking to point people to God who deserves all praise honor and glory. We do this by spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. We believe that God's grace, demonstrated to us in the radical love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, has the power to transform and heal our world. We want to live missionally, seeing purpose in all that we do, and intentionally finding ways to bring God glory through acts of service and love. We want to live faithfully, bringing glory to God by seeking our satisfaction and joy in God and his purposes for our lives.


(Psalm 1:2; Acts 2:42-43; 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4:12)

We aspire to gladly know, submit and apply God’s inspired Word to our lives on a daily basis. We regard the Scriptures as a (the) central means by which the Father seeks to conform us to the image of Christ. The Word of God contains the good news that through Christ the power of God's kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world. The gospel is the Word of life and truth. It is the power of God for the salvation of all those who believe. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we understand, apply and submit to the Scripture as the authoritative standard for our lives. 


(Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:12)

We aspire to be the Body of Christ as a community of believers in Riverside California. We are a community developing our spiritual gifts and natural abilities in order to join in God’s mission on earth. We seek for each believer to abide deeply in Christ, hear God’s call to minister, respond in faith, and be equipped to serve. Through Jesus’ leadership and the Holy Spirit living in us, we are learning to live for something bigger than ourselves. We want to develop leaders inspired and equipped to lead God’s church in its mission to heal and transform our world. We yearn to be a church where people really know how to love and are challenged to keep on loving their neighbor.


(Acts 2:42; Matthew 6:9-14; 1 Thessalonians. 5:17; Psalm 34:4,6,15,17; Psalm 34:4,6,15,17)

We aspire to be people that wait and depend on God, praying regularly on our own and together as a community. We know that without prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, we are helpless and weak. We believe in the sovereignty of God and want to seek His face in order to discern the will of God for our lives individually and as a community of believers. Our relationship with God and others will grow and be fruitful when we commit to pray for each other, our body, our city, and our world.

Genuine Relationships

(Acts 2:42, 44-46; John 13:34)

We aspire to create a Christian community that promotes deep and authentic relationships. Motivated by Jesus’ call to love one another, we serve, worship, pray and play together. We live out the unity envisioned by Jesus in the Gospel of John: "…So that they may be one as we are one" (17:22). Christian discipleship takes place within Christian community and through genuine relationships. The relationships we envision and are committed to forming in Christian community are marked by lavish thanksgiving, gracious honesty, humility in character, quickness to forgive, and sacrificial love.


(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Matthew 22:39)

We aspire to pursue God’s mission globally by expanding our hearts in love and compassion for the world. We see the mission aspect of our discipleship on display when we pursue God’s mission locally by sharing the good news of Jesus with those who do not yet follow Jesus. We see the compassion aspect of our discipleship on display when we relieve human suffering in order to display the justice, mercy and soul-satisfying beauty of God. We are called to develop missionaries to go and serve in God’s mission around the world by effectively sending and supporting members in mission. In mission and service to others, spiritual growth takes place and Christian character is formed. Christian discipleship takes place in mission.


(Job 22:25-26; Psalm 34:5,8,10; 37:4; 36:8; 42:1-2; Phil. 4:4; Matt 22:37)

We aspire to have joy in our personal relationship with God. To do this we must love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Our deep sense of joy comes from the peace that we experience when we desire and delight in the Lord. We want to pursue hard after God and experience joy as individuals and a community of believers.