Leading people on a life changing journey to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Our Strategy for Encouraging Life-Change We are called to follow Christ in four areas of life:
Love God through worship. We live that out daily in our full devotion to Christ and as we gather weekly for corporate worship.
(John 4:24, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 10: 24-25)
Grow in God through groups. We believe that life change happens in small groups of Christian community.
(Luke 6:12-13, Acts 2:42-47, Philippians 1:6)
Serve God through teams. We encourage people to serve others based on their gifts and passions.
(Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12 and 14, Ephesians 4:12-13)
Share God through outreach. We desire to reach people for Jesus by impacting local communities and those around the world.
(Matthew 20:26-28, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
These values will inspire our actions and keep us on course:
We embrace biblical authority. Scripture is inspired by God and it’s our full and final authority on all matters of faith & practice.
(Psalm 119:11, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We embrace prayer. We are a church that prays, believing that prayer is the power source behind everything that happens in our ministry.
(Ephesians 6:18, 2 Chronicles 7:14-15, Matthew 6:5-13)
We embrace grace. Our salvation is received by the grace of God and not by our self-effort, and that shapes our acceptance and interaction with others.
(Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:8)
We embrace authenticity. Because none of us are perfect, we acknowledge both our strengths and our weaknesses as we pursue holiness and unity as a church. Truth-telling and biblical conflict resolution are essential to relational authenticity.
(Romans 3:23, Ephesians 4:25-32, John 17:23, Matthew 18:15-20)
We embrace excellence. Through forethought & intentionality, we pursue excellence in our desire to honor God & inspire people.
(1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17, Malachi 1:6-14, Proverbs 27:17)
We embrace people. People matter to God, so they matter to us. Our words and actions will demonstrate our love for God by loving others, including those outside the faith.
(Luke 5:30-32, Luke 15, Matthew 18:14)
We embrace a Kingdom-mindset. We partner with other churches and organizations and creatively embrace new methods to reach more people for Christ.
(John 17:23, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Romans 10:14-15, Mark 4:10-12)