LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE.

This is our Mission.  It's the reason we exist.  When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment in all the law was, he responded, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39

WELCOMING. GROWING. SERVING.

If our Mission is to "Love God. Love People", we have to ask - How do we do that? 

How do we Love God?  How do we Love People?  

 

We do that by Welcoming. Growing. Serving.

 

This is our vision. These are the rhythms and patterns of our life together.

WELCOMING

God calls us to welcome the stranger, to love our enemies, and to build one another up in Christian love.  In our Welcoming, we practice Biblical Hospitality as well as Faithful Fellowship.  

GROWING

We desire to grow in our relationship with God.  Through weekly worship, discipleship groups and bible studies, we encourage one another to deepen our love for God.  Our Growing ministries provide opportunities to grow in our knowledge of God and the Scriptures.    

SERVING

We love because Christ first loved us.  We have been blessed in many different ways, and we seek to share that blessing with our local communities and around the world.  

OUR CORE VALUES

Our Core Values are the behaviors and attitudes that we commit to as a community of Jesus.  We refer to them as our "non-negotiables" as we walk the rhythm of WELCOMING, GROWING, and SERVING.  

BIBLICAL TEACHING

The Word of God is our highest authority for our faith, doctrine, and life.  We immerse ourselves in Scripture and apply it to our daily lives.

 

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17

CEASELESS PRAYER

We must pray at all times.  We pray for others, for the world, and for ourselves.  Whenever we pray to the Lord, God promises to hear our prayers.

 

"And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

Ephesians 6:18

FAITHFUL SERVICE

In gratitude for what Christ has done for us, we join Jesus in His work of mercy, justice, and compassion.  Every believer is created, gifted, authorized, and needed for ministry.

 

"He has shown you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8

INTENTIONAL OUTREACH

As God's people we share God's love by seeking ways to tell God's story of forgiveness and love to those who don't know it.

 

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.'"

Mark 16:15

INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITY

We are a family, and we intentionally seek to connect people from different generations.

 

"Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father.  Treat younger men like brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity."

1 Timothy 5:1-2

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

God's love is not contingent on how good we are or how much we do for Him.  When we know this, our hearts are filled with gratitude for such free grace from God.  We seek to love people with this same love of God.

 

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7

WHOLEHEARTED WORSHIP

We celebrate God for who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do.  We are people of worship.  We worship God truthfully, not trying to pretend or be someone we are not.

 

 "Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship."

Romans 12:1