CORE VALUES, and
Loving God, loving others, changing the world with the love of Jesus Christ.
Serve the Lord Jesus Christ as a welcoming, culturally diverse, multi-generational community of believers that is being spiritually transformed. Profoundly impact our region and beyond by spreading the Gospel through outreach efforts, acts of compassion, community events, social causes, etc.
The following five words represent our Core Values. They also describe a process where our religious faith is made relevant and impactful to our culture and the society we live in.
As we BEHOLD God our faith will grow
As our faith grows,
we will BELIEVE God in a greater measure
As we BEHOLD and BELIEVE, we will come to the realization that we BELONG with God and with other people. God and mankind are deeply linked and BELONG together, in relationship and community.
As we are transformed by BEHOLDING God, BELIEVING in Him, and growing in relational BELONGING, we are transformed and BECOME more like Him.
As we BECOME more like Jesus, we become empowered to act in His BEHALF and demonstrate His love to others, even when others are different from us.
We are committed to accurately teaching and preaching the Bible. We place a high value on the Word of God and desire to see all children and adults understand Biblical truths and live them in their personal, home, work and church life.
We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of gender, race, economic status, or personal struggles. We value cultural diversity and seek to value and treat people as Jesus does. God is love and people matter to God – and to us.
We were never meant to live the Christian life alone. Lasting relationships grow out of intentional connections we have with each other. We believe God has called us to develop these connections inside the church and in society. We strive to create opportunities for people to “bear one another’s burdens” and develop authentic relationships that serve as an encouragement to all. We aim to continually cultivate a sense of family with other followers of Christ, in small groups and through other opportunities.
We believe the Good News about Jesus is the best news in the world. It is our mission to touch people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus and share the hope we have discovered. We choose to reach out to people locally, nationally and internationally by serving, loving, caring and sharing the gospel.
Love and Grace
As an act of worship, we choose to walk in obedience to the Lord’s great commandments by loving the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind and also loving our neighbors. We choose to walk in His grace by sacrificially and generously serving others with our time,