Our Core Values
 

These Values help us to create the church and community we believe God is calling us to be. These are the non-negotiable convictions and priorities that guide all our actions. They are the guardrails along the highway that keep us on the road, moving safely to our destination. 

We actively resist apathy.  

Matthew 22:37, “Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind.’”

Romans 12:11-13, “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”  

Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

We are a welcoming community.  

No matter where you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here. We believe no one should be on the outside looking in to the family of God. You belong here.

Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Leviticus 19:24, “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

We live in relationship with one another because we believe life change happens best in community. 

We are learning together what it means to be a Kingdom community that's filled with people from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and in different places on their faith journey coming together in pursuit of authentic relationship with Jesus and each other.

Acts 2:46–47, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

We participate in the remedying of the concerns of our community and the world.  

We call this “missions.” But we like to think of it as simply living out our Christian faith.  

James 2:14-17, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

We share the hope of Jesus through our stories.  

We believe the best way to share the hope of Jesus with others is to share what He’s doing in our own lives. By sharing our stories, we are acting as witnesses to His goodness.  

Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

1 Chronicles 16:24, “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”

Acts 13:47, “For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”