Every Member a Minister
God has called us to go and make disciples. He even gave us spiritual gifts to empower us for this mission. We value the development of leaders through relational discipleship that result in serving our community, church and world. (Ephesians 2:10; Matthew 28:16-20)
People Matter to God
People Matter to God and therefore, matter to us far more than institutions and programs. We do not desire to stay in a “holy huddle” but seek to show the community that all people are important to us. We place a high value on ministries transforming people rather than “using” people to transform ministries. (Genesis 1:26-27; 1 John 4:19).
What We Do, We Do Together
As a reflection of our Creator who exists in community as Father, Son and Spirit, we live in community with one another. We place high value on living deeply with one another, carrying each other’s burdens, sharing possessions, and sacrificially loving one another. We hope to be a church of unity with diversity as people interact with others that are perhaps a little unlike themselves. (Acts 2:42-47; John 17:20-23)
Everything Belongs to God
All of our time, resources and talent belongs to God. Our time, our house, our kids, our bank accounts are in His hands. We are called to be stewards over what God has given us. We give because we want to be obedient to God, to impact the lives of others and express our gratitude to God above, the only sure and stable One in this universe. (Psalms 24:1; Colossians 1:16)
God is Honored in Excellence
God is honored in excellence in all things done out of loving obedience to Him. God is seeking His glory. We value holy living motivated by a desire to glorify God.
“Whatever we do, whether in word and in deed, we do it all to the glory and honor of God.” (1 Corinthians 14:12; Colossians 3:17).