We exist to glorify God by making disciples who make a big deal of Jesus where we LIVE, WORK, and PLAY.
We were created to worship. Although many other things compete for our affection, we were always meant to worship God and God alone. From our gatherings on Sunday to the way we live every day of the week, we are a people committed to exalting God. (Psalms 99:5; Psalms 138:2)
The Gospel is the message of all that God has done for us through Jesus and His death and resurrection. It’s this message that will forever transform the lives of those who embrace it. Apart from Jesus we are nothing; in Jesus, we have everything we need. Therefore, we will boldly and unapologetically preach this message. (1 Corinthians 1:23, 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:2)
We were never meant to live life alone. Instead, we were created for community. Following Jesus requires that we develop relationships with other like-minded believers who will encourage us, challenge us, and speak into our lives as we grow to become more like Jesus. (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25)
We serve an extravagantly generous God. When we least deserved it, God demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to die for us so that we could be reconciled to our Creator. In response to such generosity, we are now called to be generous people with our time, our resources, and our lives. (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; 1 Timothy 6:18)
Life is to be lived on mission for God both inside and outside the church. While gathered, we are to use our gifts to serve one another. While scattered, we’re to be intentional where we live, work, and play to serve others. (Mark 10:45; Colossians 1:29; Philippians 2:5-8)
Because lost people matter to God, they should matter to us. The message of Jesus and all He accomplished on the cross is a message that needs to be told. Therefore, we will boldly proclaim Jesus whenever and wherever possible. (Romans 5:8; 1 Peter 3:15-16; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; John 3:16)
Prayer draws us into greater intimacy with God through praise, thanksgiving, listening, as well as making our request known. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are completely dependent upon God for everything. We will be a people who prayerfully seek God for the things only He can do so that He gets the glory. (Mark 1:35; Acts 2.42; Ephesians 3.20-21; 1 Thessalonians 5.17; Hebrews 11:1,6)
These principles guide us as we seek to fulfill our mission. They describe the type of culture we want to create as a church and as people. We will know they are true of us when they are experienced more than heard.
Our best for God’s glory (Colossians 3:23) God has given us His very best through Jesus; therefore, we will do all things with excellence to glorify Him in everything we do.
We rest because God is in control (Philippians 4:6-7) There is nothing too big for God to handle; therefore, we will choose to seek Him through prayer and trust Him no matter what.
Church health above church growth (Acts 2:42-47) Though a church may grow, not all growth is healthy; therefore, we will prioritize church health to ensure all we do is biblically grounded and Gospel-focused.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much (1 Corinthians 12:14-20) All of us is better than one of us; therefore, we will do ministry together as team instead of alone in silos.
Every interaction begins and ends with the Gospel (Ephesians 4:32) God has demonstrated so much grace towards us; therefore, we will be quick to extend grace to one another in all circumstances and relationships.
Giving ministry away by developing leaders. (Ephesians 4:11-12) God's mission is bigger than any one person; therefore, we will equip, empower, and release leaders to own the mission with us.
People are of utmost importance (Philippians 2:3-4) People are more important than programs and processes; therefore, we will be intentional and fully present while with them.
Authentic relationships built on trust (1 Peter 5:5-6) Trust is everything when it comes to relationships; therefore, we will lead by being humble, approachable, and transparent.