OUR CORE VALUES ARE THE WAY WE DO THINGS.
We value applying the gospel in all that we do.
We believe that in order to please God, we must receive the new life that comes from placing our trust in Jesus Christ alone as our Savior and Lord. We are able to grow and mature in faith only through the power of the gospel. 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Cor. 15:2; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 1:16-17; 1 Thess. 1:5
We value Bible-centered preaching and teaching.
We believe that we are to faithfully proclaim the whole counsel of God from pulpit, and classroom, and in small groups. God’s Word, accurately taught and applied by the Holy Spirit, equips followers of Jesus to know God and do His will. Jam. 3:1; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Mt. 28:20a; Jam. 1:22
We value worship that effectively engages multiple generations.
We believe that worship with the heart and mind can be expressed in a variety of cultural and generational ways. We will strive to make our Christ-centered worship lovingly include a variety of styles that will unify and enrich worshippers. John 4:24; Heb. 13:15; 1 Cor. 9:12b, 22b
We value authentic Christian fellowship.
We believe that through our common faith in Jesus Christ, we are united as brothers and sisters in God’s family. We strive to apply God’s truth in our daily lives, by encouraging one another. Together in our worship, service, and small groups, we seek to build each other up in faith, love and good deeds. Acts 2:42-47; Eph. 4:16; 1 Peter 1:22
We value equipping disciples.
We believe that we equip one another to grow in maturity as members of Christ’s church through teaching, preaching, small groups, service and fellowship. In these things we seek to emulate Christ’s love in concrete actions through the knowledge of God and service to His world. Eph. 4:11-16; Phil. 3:10; 1 Tim. 1:5; Eph. 2:10
We value sharing the gospel with our communities and the world.
We believe that to be faithful to Christ, we should share the good news of salvation from pulpit and classroom, organized activities, and by personal witness. We will use programs and real life opportunities for training in outreach skills. We also seek to spread the gospel by serving in and supporting local, national and global missions. Mt. 28:18-20; John 20:21b; Acts 1:8
We value encouraging Christ-followers to use their gifts.
We believe that all who have received the gospel are given spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit to build up the church and give glory to Christ. We enable Christ-followers to recognize and use their gifts and talents, and provide opportunities for use in the world and community. We strive to encourage believers to be involved in works of service and in initiating new ministries as a demonstration of God’s creative power. Rom. 12:4-6; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Eph. 4:11-12; Phil. 2:13
We value grace-oriented ministry style.
We believe that we are to be gracious in welcoming visitors, and in providing a safe place for people to ask questions and seek God. We strive to help believers grow closer to God, recognizing that people are at different places in their walk of faith. We seek to enable all to experience God’s forgiveness, mercy, love and truth by respecting people where they are and modeling Christ through a patient, encouraging and winsome ministry style. Acts 19: 22-23; Col. 4:6; 1 Thess. 5:14; 1 Peter 3:16; Phil. 2:12-13