Our Mission 

Loving with the Heart of Jesus 

To trust in Jesus
Love like Jesus
Grow in Jesus
Bring others to Jesus

Our Vision 

In order to do that, we are committed to being an “Acts 2” church in spirit and practice, a church that is:

  • Transformational: touching hearts and changing lives for Jesus Christ in the practical daily life and for eternity.
  • Inspirational: asking the Holy Spirit to permeate our life together and empower our ministry.
  • Educational: growing in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ and his way.
  • Missional: serving with a kingdom vision for Bridgeville, the South Hills, Pittsburgh and the world.

We will shape our ministry and direct our efforts and prayers to this end. We will develop and practice ministry that is not busywork but Kingdom work, not institutional maintenance but transformational, not for ourselves but for Christ and his Kingdom. We acknowledge that our church – the people and programs, facilities and finances are not ours but God’s. We are here to praise, honor and serve our Lord.

We will work to build disciples, who know and love Jesus Christ; who are growing in his love; who are practicing it in their giving, living and serving; who are praising him in worship; and who are sharing him with others.

Our Beliefs 

We believe in God, the Father, who created us, loves us and yearns to be in relationship with us.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son, who is God in the flesh, and who saves us through his life lived perfectly, and his death and resurrection.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, God’s presence and power in us and through us, both individually and corporately.
We believe in the Holy Scriptures, God’s word to us, speaking with God’s authority and truth… and directing us to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We believe in the church, the body of Christ, God’s means of ministry and witness in the world.
We believe in grace, God’s unconditional and infinite love for us all, and in the call for our response of trust in Jesus Christ as Savior, accepting into our lives his grace.
God’s grace and our response of faith is the beginning of a relationship that lasts for eternity and a life which grows in a deepening love for God and for others, expressed in worship, compassionate service and joyful giving and living.

Apostles’ Creed

We are also among many churches that use the Apostles’ Creed to express our faith.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic* church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.

* “holy catholic church” is a reference to the Christian church throughout the world and over the centuries.

Scripture Passages (NRSV) that Help Guide Us

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

Acts 2:42-47

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:1-2