The following commitments inform everything we do as a church:

  • HOLISTIC ~ We value the integration of spiritual and emotional health, and envision a church in which the Gospel transforms every aspect of our lives.
  • DIVERSITY ~ We value racial and socioeconomic diversity, and envision a church that reflects Brooklyn's multicultural mix.
  • URBAN FOCUS ~ We value the renewal of urban centers and envision a church that is intimately engaged with the development of the communities we serve.
  • JUSTICE ~ We value the worth and dignity of every human being, and envision a church that confronts injustice and uses its resources for the needs of others, especially the poor.
  • CREATIVITY ~ We value creativity, and envision a church that incorporates the creative arts and invests in the lives of artists and innovators.
  • SPIRIT-FILLED ~ We value the presence of the Holy Spirit for effective living, and envision a church that is dependent upon and directed by the Spirit of God.

core beliefs

About the Scriptures ~ We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that individuals were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture.

About God ~ We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who became human to reveal God to humanity and to reconcile humanity to God. 

About Humanity ~ We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with God but became alienated in that relationship through disobedience (sin) - centering our lives on ourselves and on the pursuit of things, rather than on God and others. People, as a result of that alienation, are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

About Salvation ~ Because of God's love for humanity, God entered history in the person of Jesus Christ to restore our broken relationship with God. Jesus Christ lived the life we were created to live and then died to pay the debt incurred for the life we actually live. It is through a person's faith in Jesus Christ, and what his life, death and resurrection made possible, that one's relationship with God is restored. God freely offers salvation to anyone who acknowledges that Jesus is Lord and believes in their heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9, 10).