So Here's Our Story...
In January of 2012 a group of college students decided to listen to the call that God had placed in their hearts. Not to start another church or just to be another non-profit, but to let a generation know that there is an Alternative to the hopeless mundane routine of what the world is feeding us all. These young men and women are igniting the local church with a passion for Christ through love, worship and discipleship, all of which are based on biblical truths. Gathering on the last Saturday of every month The Alternative has gone from a couple college misfits to several hundred people. Because The Alternative only meets once a month leaders at the Alternative communicate with local youth pastors plugging in students that were previously un-churched, to a community where they can grow. The Alternative exists to pioneer a culture focused around the love of Christ. If you’ve heard about us on the radio, had students come worship with us, or maybe you just came across our site, we’re glad you’re here! Don’t hesitate to contact us.
What We Believe
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD
We believe that God is the Creator and Operator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and together form one God. We believe that he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, and then end. (Colossians 1:17, Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to all men written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Being inspired by God, it is truth without any error.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless, human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He died and ascended into heaven and he is coming back at a time set by the father. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the hearts of those who earnestly seek after the father and recognize their need for grace. The Holy Spirit is the generator of all supernatural strength and inspiration. He provides Gods children with power, wisdom, and peace for daily living. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT MAN
We believe man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although because of sin, man has fallen short of Gods glory. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT SALVATION
We believe salvation is a gift from God to man through Jesus Christ. Salvation can not be earned, only given through grace from God by repenting of our sinful nature. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT ETERNITY
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in Hell, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are not ideas but they are actual places promised by God. (John 3:16, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15)