We exist to see the Gospel transform people into Spirit-filled disciples, who know they are the beloved of God, because of Christ alone.
Our Core Values
We pursue these core values together, in order to mature as Spirit-filled disciples.
1. Gospel Centered – in our ministry and life
Everything we do centers around the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again. As His disciples, we want Christ and the cross to stand at the center of ministry and our lives. Everything we do is motivated by what Christ, in His love, has done for us first.
2 Corinthians 5:14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
2. Christ-like – in character and deed
As disciples of Jesus, we want to follow Him in every way. We are not just learners, but imitators of the example Jesus set for us in the way he lived, loved, served and obeyed His Father. Our goal is to be like Jesus in every way. And it is the same goal that He is working everything in our lives to produce.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
3. Dependent – on the Holy Spirit and in prayer
Our only hope to become like Jesus is to be clothed in the power and filling of the Holy Spirit. And we access the Holy Spirit in prayer. So we cry out, in prayer, as ones dependent on Him for everything in our lives.
Luke 11:9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
4. Passionate – for the Word and worship
Worship is our response for all that Christ has done for us. In light of His passion (suffering), we want to worship passionately (with all of our soul, mind, and strength). We also hunger for God’s Word, so that we may know and love Him, and be equipped to serve and follow Him.
Psalm 117:1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! 2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
5. Intentional – in our relationships with one another
We are meant to do life together, in authentic, gospel-centered communities. This does not happen by accident. We have to be intentional in investing in relationships, and in loving and serving one another, so that we can grow together as Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus.
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
5. Missional – in our every day lives
All followers of Jesus are given a mission. We are called and commissioned to “make disciples of all nations,” and so we move out to the world and community around us as we live on mission, in our every day lives. Just as the Father sent His Son, so we too are sent out, whether across the street, or across the globe, to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
Jeremiah 29:7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
We have accepted Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12).
We believe that the Bible, though written by man, was inspired by God and thus is God’s perfect revelation of the truth that underlies our faith (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21, 2 Sam. 22:31; Ps. 12:6, Acts 17:11, Mark 12:24).
We believe that all men and women are separated from God by their sin but can be reconciled to God through Jesus’ death on the cross, the perfect and only acceptable sacrifice for people’s sins (Rom. 3:10, 23, 1 Peter 3:18, Heb. 10:14; 1 Tim. 2:5-6).
We believe that people must put their trust in Jesus Christ alone as their personal Lord and Savior in order to receive eternal life, which includes an eternal home in Heaven those who die in their sin without Christ face an eternity of punishment in hell (Eph. 2:8-9, John 14:1-6; Rev. 7:9, 21:1-5, John 3:16, Matt. 23:15, 33; Rev. 20:15).
*For a full statement of faith, click here.