God is eternally good. In his goodness he overflowed to create heaven and earth.
His heart is to reconcile all of creation, including broken humanity, to himself.
He revealed his heart through Jesus, his only Son, by sending him to seek and
to save that which was lost.
Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit and in complete dependence on the Father, lived a perfect life, paid the penalty for our sin and defeated death by rising from the grave, and
is now seated in victory at the right hand of the Father.
We become part of God’s family by grace through faith, apart from our own efforts,
relying fully on Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf.
We are empowered by the Holy Spirit, seeking truth as revealed in the Bible,
the word of God.
We determine to represent him and to grow to know him and
thus become more like him.
OUR CORE VALUES
Just as it was God’s idea to establish the church, it is His great plan that this relationship would be one of family: sons and daughters of a good Father. In this family, our value is defined by whose we are, not what we do. This is our God-given identity and it is the basis of our worth. We long to see this family grow wide as more discover who they are in God and deep as we all continue to learn what our Dad is like and who we are as His children.
We believe that honor is one of the most powerful ways that we affirm the love of God in each others’ lives.
God honors each one of us through Jesus by uncovering our worth, displayed through the cost he paid to bring us back . When we choose to recognize that worth in others, we help uncover God’s potential and purpose for one another.
We desire to reflect the generosity of our Father who did not spare that of most value but instead gave His only Son on the behalf of humanity. The good news of Jesus shows us the generous heart of God. Just as we have been recipients of His lavish love, we want to live as people with open hands, giving generously to those in need and being willing to receive, even when unexpected or unmerited.
Openness is a risky but necessary endeavor if we are going to let God and others in. Authenticity means creating space for people to choose transparency and vulnerability, for the sake of growth. It means learning to celebrate and mourn as we commit to share both the blessings and the struggles with each other. It is the invitation and freedom to go deep with God and others.
God has made each of us with a unique purpose. No person or gift should be overlooked. We desire to see people passionately walking out their purpose, becoming more like Jesus in word and action. We are committed to providing opportunities for people to move from spectator to participator with God as He uncovers more of who He has made each of us to be.
Prayer and the activation of His will is the heartbeat of our church. It is essential to everything we do and we desire for it to be as natural and constant as breathing. We believe God is longing to engage everyone in prayer through listening, hearing and speaking in conversation with Him. This is one of the privileges of being His. We have His ear and we want to give him ours as well. Through prayer we access God’s heart and we activate His will here on earth.
God has made each of us with a unique purpose in His one commission - the Great Commission. As part of doing what Christ commanded all of us, we are not to neglect justice, mercy, faithfulness, and the love of God. Therefore, we must not neglect social justice. In order to engage with the diverse people around us, we have to confront and acknowledge any form of injustice they might be facing. Addressing injustices affecting people in our community is essential to creating a safe and truly loving family.
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