We are committed to being a church that reflects the passion of God. God loved us so much that He pursued us and gave His own Son, so that our sins might be forgiven and we could know Him. God gave us the Bible, so we can grow in our knowledge of who He is and know how we are to follow Him. Jesus was a servant who calls us to serve others and make a spiritual difference in the world. In light of these truths, our mission at Austin Ridge is to "pursue people at all cost, so they can KNOW Jesus, GROW in Him, and SERVE him daily.”
Our core beliefs function as a summary of the doctrine and teaching of Austin Ridge.
We believe in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as being inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings and to be the final authority for life and faith.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
God eternally exists as 3 persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and each person is fully God and there is one God.
Matthew 28:18-19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:1-2
God the Father rules in a sovereign, yet personal, way, over His creation, judges justly according to His holiness, and compassionately reconciles a lost world back to Himself.
Genesis 1; Exodus 4:22, 34:6-7; Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 4:6
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. While living on earth, Jesus was both fully man and fully God.
Isaiah 53:12; Luke 1:31-35; John 1:1-2, 14, 18; Colossians 1:19
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and works in and through the church, gifting us to accomplish God’s purposes.
John 16:8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11,13; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18
Mankind and Sin
People were created in the image of God but fell out of relationship with God through sin and became separated from God. The effect of this first sin is transmitted to every person.
Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:6-12, 6:23
The Work of Jesus
Jesus Christ died on a cross as a substitute for us and paid the price we deserve for our sin. Following his crucifixion, Jesus defeated death by rising from the dead three days later.
Matthew 27, 28; Romans 8:3, 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Salvation is a gift from God by grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. All who are saved are kept secure in Christ forever and are both saved from the penalty of our sin and given the promise of eternal life.
John 10:27-30; 14:6; Galatians 2:20-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; I Peter 1:3-5
Jesus will physically return to establish His kingdom in all the world, making all things new. All humanity will then experience a physical resurrection; believers to eternity with God and unbelievers to eternity apart from him.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Hebrews 9:27-28
Our church's core values serve as a description of what we believe the Bible calls us to be and do as followers of Jesus. The people of Austin Ridge are committed to living out the following values daily:
We enter into relationship with God by accepting and acknowledging who Jesus is, which sheds light on who we are. We are sinners. Jesus is the Savior. We are creatures. Jesus is the creator. We are lost. Jesus is the finder and leader. As a result, we move from a self-centered life to a Christ-centered life.
Led by God's Word
God uses his Word to transform lives through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we live under the Bible's authority and counsel.
In Authentic Relationships
Christians love one another. We serve one another. We pursue peace with one another. We honor one another. We bear one another's burdens. We forgive one another.
Jesus calls those who seek the kingdom of God to pursue God in prayer. Prayer is the means for intimacy with God and the vehicle for direction and provision from God.
We believe that following Jesus compels people to give generously of themselves: their time, energy, and resources toward building the kingdom of God.
Jesus Followers are actively involved in helping others know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Since we have experienced God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus, we seek to share His message of hope outside the walls of our church to those who need Him.
Our aim as Christ-followers is to multiply: inspire others to grow into lifelong learners and followers of Jesus and equip them to go out and do same.