We value God’s word.
God’s word is the standard by which we live. It is the rule by which we govern all that we do. Obedience to God’s word is how we measure our faith and love and is the purest form of humility, worship, and how we glorify Him. God’s word is our ultimate authority. Therefore, we will teach it, preach it, and exhort every man, woman, boy and girl to read and meditate on it daily. God planned for us to live successful lives long before we were born and He gave us His word as our map for living life to the fullest.
We value prayer.
We believe God wants to do incredible things through His church. Throughout history He has proven that much of what He does is in response to prayer. Prayer slows us down to enjoy God’s presence and speeds us up as we go forward in his power. A thought that consumes us is that God shows up not so much because we need Him to or even because we hope that He will, but because we have, in faith, asked Him to. Prayer is not a last resort to the problems we can’t fix, but the first response to God’s goodness, power, mercy, grace, and love.
We value people.
People are the supreme object of God’s love. God is love. Therefore, everyone born of God loves. It was love that motivated God to send His son that we might be reconciled to Him. As the family of God we will engage with one another through small groups, serving teams, and individually to care for, exhort, correct and encourage one another. It is love that motivates us to not only care for other Christians, but to give our life away to help others find and follow Christ. We will reach out to those who are far from God, openly and unconditionally accepting them as they are and giving each man, woman, boy and girl the best opportunity possible to know God.
We value life-change.
“Come as you are, but don’t stay that way.”
Teaching is for life-change. God gave us His word not for our information, but for our transformation. We believe that healthy things grow. While God uses many things to grow us, there are three main environments we have focused on to promote growth; the weekend worship services, LifeGroups, and serving opportunities.
We value generosity.
We believe God’s resources are for sowing and not for hoarding, for sharing and not for storing. Therefore, we will generously give our time, our talents, and our treasures that the people of God may be helped, the word of God may be spread, and the mission of God may be fulfilled.
We value celebration.
Because the joy of the Lord is our strength, we look for opportunities to celebrate the presence and goodness of God. We love celebrating God’s victories; big and small. When God shows up displaying His glory, it is worth celebrating.
We value excellence.
Excellence is not the same as perfection. Excellence is doing the best we can with the resources we have. Excellence is nothing more than good stewardship and is the honorable way to live and serve our Lord and other people.