New to UPWARDS CHURCH?

We want you to enjoy yourself when you are here. We have a relaxed atmosphere and that means you can dress casually and comfortably (jeans, shorts, T-shirts). Our services last about an hour. If you have children, when you arrive please check your children in first at the Registration Counter near the front entrance. We're excited to meet you and would love to have one of our greeters assist you. Our greeters will take you to our cafe to receive a free beverage for your first visit, get a program and pen for you and usher you to the auditorium. We present the truths of the Bible in a format that's easy to understand, even if you've never been to church. Be sure to complete a Connection Card and go to the Connection Center after the service for a free gift and free resources. If you have any questions, a volunteer at the Connection Center can help you. Then you can go to your children's classroom to check them out. We hope you'll be back to join us soon!


For children's pre-registration at anytime during the week, click on the Kid / Youth menu. Early online check-in makes it much quicker on Sunday morning!

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  • What We believe about God

    God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27, and 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  • What we believe about jesus christ

    Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father and has existed since the beginning of time. As the Son of God, Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5;,and 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

    The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Jesus Christ. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living , understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives all believers a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, and 14:16,17; Acts 1:8;  1 Corinthians 2:12, and 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

  • what we believe about the bible

    The Bible is God's word to us written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, and 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

  • what we believe about human beings

    People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2)

  • what we believe About Salvation

    Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ, as God's offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, and 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

  • what we believe about eternity

    People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelations 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)