Beliefs + Values

The beliefs we hold and the ideas we value shape who we are and what we do.


We Seek Those Far From God // Living out Christ’s Mission

We will always remember that Jesus came to seek and save the lost. 

Mark 2:17

We Encourage Life Change // Becoming Like Christ

We desire to grow to become like Christ and to disciple others into followers of Christ by helping them discover their next steps.

2 Corinthians 5:17

We Serve Others // Loving Others Like Christ

It is our goal to be a church known for their acts of service.

Matthew 20:26-28

We Invest In The Next Generation // Passing Christ On

We will be intentional about raising up the next generation to serve the Lord. Proverbs 22:6, Matthew 19:14, Deuteronomy 6:7

We Are Generous // Giving Unselfishly Like Christ

We will be open handed stewards of what God has given us. 

Acts 20:35, Matthew 6:21, Proverbs 19:17, 2 Corinthians 9:6

We Give Our Best Effort // Honoring the Sacrifice of Christ

We believe the cause of Christ deserves our maximum effort individually and as a group of believers. 1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10

We Make a Difference // Making Christ Known

We desire to use our time, talent, and treasure to make a local, national, and global impact for Christ. Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8



We believe that there is only one true, living, and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments, the inspired and infallible Word of God, and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.


We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed, he became a fallen and sinful creature, unable to save himself. 


We believe that salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation. However, we believe that the Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore, it is possible for him to turn away from God and be finally lost.


We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.


We believe that the Church Universal is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and that its members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and authority of Christ, its head. We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service. 


We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. We also believe that the Biblical mode of baptism is immersion and that participation in the Lord’s Supper should be open to all Christians. 


We believe in the Sanctity of the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week, and that this day ought to be observed by worshipping God, witnessing for Christ, and ministering to the needs of humanity. We believe that secular work on Sunday should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy.


We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ; that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.


Risen Church is a member of the General Association of General Baptist.

Through this affiliation we partner with other like minded churches to support mission work across the globe, plant churches nationally and internationally, and do together what we could not do alone.