our mission & Strategy


We gather regularly with our body to glorify and encounter God with reverence and awe.


We engage in the life of our body to become known, know others and grow in Christ together.


We grow in our biblical perspective, becoming faithful witnesses in our culture.


We guide people to Jesus through meeting needs, building relationships and initiating conversations about Him.

Our Values

Our five key values guide us as we live out our mission as a community to seek the good of the West Shore and beyond through deep truths, deep lives and deep love for the glory of Christ.


    Our greatest joy is God Himself. We want to know Him, not as we hope or imagine Him to be, but as He truly is.


    We commit to be a safe place for people to wrestle with doubt, fear, sin and brokenness so that we all might become like Jesus in reality, not just in appearance.


    We are a people sent in the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim and live the Gospel both near and far, expecting that this Truth will renew lives and cultures.


    We believe that the church is a people in covenant relationship with God and therefore one another. We are committed to sacrificing our time, skills, money and preferences so that all might find Jesus more beautiful and believable.


    We display the beauty and power of the Gospel through the intentional investment of the old in the young and the young in the old.

constitution & Bylaws

We, the members of the congregation of the Evangelical Free Church of America, commit and voluntarily submit ourselves to the a Constitution and Bylaws.

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Our Beliefs

We follow the 10-point statement of faith adopted at the Evangelical Free Church of America conference on June 19, 2019. The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association and fellowship of autonomous and inter­dependent churches united around the same Statement of Faith.

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  • GOD

    We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.


    We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


    We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed.


    We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus — Israel’s promised Messiah — was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


    We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.


    We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him, they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.


    We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the Gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


    We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed.


    We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service, and energetic mission.


    We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the Gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.


Position papers provide an in-depth analysis of the biblical basis for specific beliefs and practices as a church. We hope these papers help you better understand our convictions on these matters.

Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage Policy
Women, Men, and Gospel Ministry

Theological Paper

A theological paper is an effort to bring clarity and guidance to a complex issue. Its main work is to inform us and shape the way we think.

Ethnicity, Race & Justice