We value authentic and loving relationships

We will build our church and embrace our community by how we love others

John 13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

We value the lost, hopeless, and hurting

We will do everything we can to reach out with compassion to those who need Christ

Luke 19:10 – “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

 

We value being a welcoming church

We will create an atmosphere that is inviting and welcoming to all

Romans 15:7  Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.”

 

We value developing strong families

We will invest strongly in our youth and children and in the health of marriages and family relationships

Phil. 1:9-11 – “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,  that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

 

We value life-transforming growth in Christ

We will refuse to maintain the status quo, and instead will seek to become more like Christ

Col. 1:9-11 – “ For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.”

  

We value a life of worship

We will honor God by how we live our lives individually, and we will encounter Him in our worship collectively

John 4:23-24 – “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

  

We value empowering people to serve

We will discover our God-given abilities and endeavor to find a place for them in service

Romans 12:4-6 – “ For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.”

 

We value our commitment to missions

We will be involved in missions worldwide through consistent prayer, giving, and service

Matthew 28:18-20 – “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”