CORE VALUES

 

WE VALUE TEACHING THAT IS BIBLICAL & RELEVANT

Our source of truth is the Word of God, without error and totally trustworthy. It is the basis for all we believe and practice and is as relevant for our culture today as it was to the culture it was written. Whenever teaching occurs in the life of our church it is based on the Word of God.

WE VALUE WORSHIP THAT IS GOD HONORING & WHOLEHEARTED

Our worship is designed to focus our attention towards God. He is an audience of one and we gather together to all participate in giving God the honor and praise He deserves. We strive to offer worship experiences that edify, admonish and spiritually refresh.

WE VALUE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE GENUINE & ACCEPTING

We believe that the key to a thriving church is an atmosphere of accepting relationships where people are building authentic friendships through and in Jesus Christ. We believe that people need a place where they have a sense of belonging, a place where they can feel safe, a place where they can find forgiveness, a place where they can find support and encouragement.

WE VALUE MINISTRIES THAT ARE PURPOSEFUL & EFFECTIVE

We believe that every ministry of the church must be purpose-driven. It’s objective must be to accomplish one of five biblically mandated goals: lead people to faith in Jesus Christ, encourage people to grow in their faith, equip people to serve, draw people to God’s throne in worship, and demonstrate Christ’s love. While God’s message is timeless, our methods will change as necessary to ensure that we remain effective in impacting the people we are called to serve.

 WE VALUE PEOPLE WHO ARE SPIRITUALLY SEEKING & GROWING

We value people at all stages of their spiritual journey and our desire is to challenge them to always be moving forward towards spiritual maturity. We long to encourage those who are seeking to put their faith in Jesus. We long to encourage those who are followers of Jesus to grow in their relationship with Him. We long to encourage those who are growing in Jesus to serve Him. We long to encourage those who are serving Jesus to lead others towards Him.

WE VALUE OUR COMMUNITY AS A PLACE TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We value the communities in which we live and serve. We desire to be actively involved in ways that will tangibly touch the lives of those who live around us with the love of Christ. We value every opportunity given us to make a difference in their lives personally and eternally.

WE VALUE OUR WORLD AND GOD’S CALL TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL

TO ALL NEIGHBORHOODS IN ALL NATIONS

We believe God has called us to reach our neighbor with the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and that our neighborhood stretches to all the nations of the earth. We believe that through effective partnerships, we can have an eternal influence worldwide.

WE VALUE PRAYER THAT IS PERSISTENT & EMPOWERING

We believe that we cannot effectively accomplish all that God has for us to do if we are not continually on our knees in prayer, individually and corporately. We believe that our spiritual power and strength must come from having spent concerted time in conversation with God before His throne of grace. The effectiveness of the previous seven core values depends on our commitment to the core value of prayer.