Our Values

Our Values

Treasuring God Above All Else

God is the greatest treasure in the universe. Therefore, we seek to treasure Him in our hearts and minds, and we seek to make daily decisions that reflect what a treasure He is to us. We acknowledge that other worldly treasures constantly compete for our attention and affection, so we encourage one another to pursue God first and foremost. (Mt. 6:33, Mt. 22:37)

Grounded in God’s Word and Prayer

God’s Word and prayer anchor us in God’s truth in the midst of a culture that constantly threatens to blow us off course. Therefore, we ground our corporate times together in faithful, expository Bible teaching and prayer, and we ground our lives as individuals in regular Bible meditation and prayer. (Ps. 1:1-3, Eph. 6:17-18)

Loving One Another as God’s Family

Before God’s church is an organization or an institution, it is a family. Therefore, we seek to love one another as family members in sacrificial ways, seeing Jesus’ love for us as the great example. We value relationships over programs, and we seek to create natural opportunities to connect with and care for each other. (Jn. 15:12-13, Phil. 2:3-5)

Growing Into Mature Followers of Jesus

Growth in Christ-like maturity is God’s goal for each one of us. Therefore, we seek to move our people from being simply church-goers to being active followers of Jesus who are learning to obey Him in all areas of life. We are less concerned with growth in programs or numbers than we are with the spiritual growth of our people. (Eph. 4:13-15, Titus 2:11-14)

Equipping Every Member For Ministry

Building up the Body of Christ is the responsibility of every member of our church family. Therefore, we encourage each other to move out of a passive “consumer Christianity” into an active engagement in the life of the church. We seek to equip our members in holistic ways so that they can faithfully use their gifts to encourage each other. (Ro. 12:4-8, Eph. 4:11-16)

Sharing the Gospel With Our World

The gospel is God’s good news for the world. Therefore, we want to joyfully and courageously share this good news with the world, beginning in our daily contexts and extending to wherever God may lead us. As we share the gospel through our words and actions, we trust the Spirit to do the spiritual work in people’s hearts as He sees fit. (Mt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:7-8)