OUR MINISTRY


OUR VISION


See Christians Live Free, Joy-Filled Lives.


OUR MISSION


Encourage & equip Christians to live free of negative attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, & habits and empower them to live joy-filled in every relationship & circumstance.


OUR METHOD


Gospel-Centered Teaching & Redemptive Life Coaching

OUR HOPE


You know those negative attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, or habits that are seemingly impossible to overcome? Or, how about those relationships and circumstances where you feel completely trapped, powerless, or out-of-control?

For me, this was a deep-rooted bitterness toward my dad, an inability to share my feelings, and a 20-year addiction to pornography. My wife, Lacey, struggled with a fear that fed her explosive anger producing a need to control people and circumstances.


If our heart and mind are poisoned with feelings of being unloved or unsafe, we hurt.


We are all created in the image of God. This identity is intrinsic. However, our perspective of our identity can be distorted and devalued. When we feel loved and safe in our relationships, our heart and mind feel at peace. If our heart and mind are poisoned with feelings of being unloved or unsafe, we hurt. This pain affects how we see ourselves and others. As a result, we hurt others while continuing to hurt ourselves.

This devalued and distorted perspective of our identity is what led Lacey and I into our negative attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, and habits. It wasn’t until we were set free from our distorted and devalued perspectives that we were able to truly live a joy-filled life.


We are all created in the image of God. This identity is intrinsic.


We truly believe that every person has the potential to live a life of freedom and overflowing joy as Jesus promised. Our own lives are a testimony to this. That is why our vision is to see Christians live free, joy-filled lives.

The power of one person’s story of freedom and victory is life-changing. It is the best evangelistic tool a Christian has. Our mission is to encourage and equip Christians to live free of those negative attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, and habits and empower them to live joy-filled in every relationship and circumstance. Our hope is that Christians — through their life and story — would be the best testimony the world has of God’s transforming love, grace, and truth.

Nathanael P. Steel

OUR VALUES

Our core values guide us in our pursuit of seeing Christians live free, joy-filled lives.

+ WE’RE ENTRUSTED TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER

+ WE’RE EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

+ WE’RE ENVISIONED WITH JESUS’ MISSION

+ WE’RE EQUIPPED BY THE WORD OF GOD

+ WE’RE ENDURING SUFFERING WITH JOY

+ WE’RE ENCOURAGED BY MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

+ WE’RE EXHORTED BY WISE COUNSEL

+ WE’RE ENGAGING OTHERS PURPOSEFULLY

+ WE’RE ENJOYING LIFE TO THE FULLEST

OUR BELIEFS

We believe God is bigger, better, and closer than we can imagine. The Bible is God’s autobiography of His interactions with His creation. Jesus is God showing Himself to us. Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us. Nothing in creation “just happened.” God made it all on purpose for a purpose. Faith is the only way to have a relationship with God. Grace is the only way to grow in our relationship with God. Evil exists because of sin; God can bring good even out of evil events. However, God promises victory over evil if we trust Him. The church is to encourage, equip, and empower God’s people to serve others. Heaven and Hell are real places. Death is simply a transition, not the end! Jesus wins and is coming back again!

While we hold studied opinions on many other biblical and theological issues, we do believe that there are both open-handed issues and closed-handed issues in matters of theology. We affirm the eloquent words of the German theologian Rupertus Meldenius as simply put in the following quote, “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty; in all things love”. With our primary focus on the study of the person and work of Jesus (Christology) we are able to define how we function in the local institutional church (Ecclesiology) which safe guards and directs our mission (Missiology).

We strive to be faithful to the unchanging Biblical text (Jude 3) while ministering in the context of a continually changing culture (1 Corinthians 9:19-23). Our goal is to see people set free to be joy-filled, purpose driven disciple-makers of Jesus.

+ ON THE SCRIPTURES

+ ON THE TRINITY

+ ON THE PERSON & WORK OF JESUS

+ ON THE PERSON & WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

+ ON THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN

+ ON SALVATION

+ ON ETERNAL SECURITY & THE ASSURANCE OF BELIEVERS

+ ON SPIRITUAL GIFTS

+ ON THE CHURCH

+ ON THE RETURN OF JESUS

+ ON HEAVEN & HELL

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