Though we are part of the Big Church, this is our tribe. We are a people of purpose, a people of community, a people of passion for the name of Jesus and His purposes on the earth. We have a simple philosophy that Jesus came to bring redemption and restoration of human hearts, relationships, and society. As we give our whole lives to Him, He does a work that changes us from the inside-out. His love fills us, transforms us, and we're compelled to minister in the name of Jesus to a dying and broken world.
As we invest in a vibrant, diverse, and influential city, God can change an entire world through it. The question today isn't whether Vidalia will change and impact our world, but "How will it change and impact our world?" We're giving our lives to see God's Kingdom come in Vidalia as it is in Heaven.
Evangelical- We embrace ideas to the point of action when they have obvious characteristics os communicating grace to people that do not know Jesus
Generosity- We give joyfully to invest in reaching people
Excellence: If God has led us to it or privileged us to be a part of it, then it is worth giving our best every time!
Forward Motion- If it works it works. If it doesn’t we cut it, we move forward. We are married to any program or idea because there is much more at stake.
Ownership- We don’t blame, we grow in love. We take responsibility seriously because we are raising Kingdom Builders
Leadership- We intentionally equip people to lead others. We improve on purpose to help others improve in who God designed them to be.
Fun- Discovering Jesus grows our joy, therefore we will have fun!
In Essential Beliefs
We have unity. There is one Body and one Spirit... There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...Ephesians 4:4-6
The Essentials We Believe
The sole basis for our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God- inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, draws sinners to Christ and empowers believers to be like Jesus in the world.
The Church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.
In Non-Essentials Beliefs
We have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In All Our Beliefs
We show charity. ...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains—but I have no love, I amount to nothing at all.1 Corinthians 13:2
In 2009, God birthed a vision in our pastors to imagine a church in Vidalia that attracted the unchurched community and see them discover a brand new life in Jesus. Though it has taken a lot of hard work, prayer, and persistence we have seen the church impacting people beyond what we imagined. The Church has exploded with exactly the people group it had a passion to reach. Through the various ministries, monthly outreaches, and community building opportunities there became a need to add a 2nd weekend worship experience in the summer of 2018. We are excited to be part of God’s larger movement to impact Louisiana and the world.
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Sunday Worship at 9:00 and 11:00am I Wednesday at 7pm
166 Cornerstone Drive, Vidalia, LA 71373