BELIEFS AND MISSION
The mission of Portico Church is Uniting People to Life in Christ. True life from beginning to end is found in Jesus and our being united to Him. Jesus even said that he came so that we can have life and have it abundantly! (John 10:10) We seek to unite people to life in Christ through our core commitments: God centered worship, Loving one another as God’s family, and Serving our neighbors and sharing Jesus with them.
While we can do many things as a church, these core commitments ensure that all we do is flowing out of a heart of Uniting People to Life in Christ!
The gospel is the good news that God’s grace enters our broken world and redeems his fallen creation through the person and work of Jesus Christ. We are saved from our sins by his grace through faith in the finished work of Christ—his life, death, resurrection and ascension—not through our efforts and works. At the heart of sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the tremendous privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of Christ’s sacrifice. Therefore, we want our hearts, church, and ministry to be deeply rooted in the gospel.
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, are the verbally inspired Word of God. It is the final authority for faith and life, is inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed. The theme of creation, fall, redemption and restoration runs through all 66 books of the Bible revealing God’s plan for human history.
We believe the church is the body and bride of Christ, a spiritual family made up of believers in Jesus. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament, and we believe in the autonomy of the local churches. We recognize the believers baptism and the Lordʼs Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church. The church is the primary means God uses to spread the gospel and to make and grow disciples of Christ in all nations.