What We Believe

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

For centuries the Christian church has subscribed to the full teachings of Scripture by professing to one another it’s basic teachings in the words of an ancient statement of faith called the Apostles’ Creed.  Rhythm City Church continues to share and profess this faith in our Triune God.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

WHERE WE COME FROM

Rhythm City is a ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church and is associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To be Lutheran simply means that we:

  • Accept all of scripture as truth.
  • Can only be in relationship with God, and be saved by him, through faith alone, not through anything we do to earn his love.
  • Receive God’s incredible love by his grace.  He gives it freely to us, regardless of how many times we have broken that relationship by sinning against him.  Jesus paid for your sin and gives you new life because he is full of grace for you.

For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues such as marriage, life, and more please see lcms.org.


Vision & values

VISION (WHERE GOD IS LEADING US TO GO)

We long to become a rippling movement of communities where everyday people follow Jesus, together.

VALUES (HOW WE WILL GET THERE)
Follow Jesus over Fit into Religion

Because Jesus’ way is better than American Christianity
1 Corinthians 2:2


God’s Word over Our Words

Because only His Word leads to life transformation
2 Corinthians 4:5


Together over Alone

Because the journey was never meant to be taken alone
Acts 2:42-47


Everyday Disciple over Sunday Morning Pew-Sitter

Because there are two important questions for us to ask every day:
What is God teaching me?
How can I respond?
Mark 1:14-15


Serving Others over Serving Ourselves

Because our world needs grace for right where they are, and God has called us to bring it to them.
Acts 1:8