Our Values


Prayer

We believe in the power of prayer in our everyday lives.  Through prayer we seek God’s leading for the future of our community.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.  Colossians 4:2

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6

 

Inclusiveness

We extend hospitality to everyone by inviting, welcoming, and lovingly including all – no matter their story, life stage, or faith position.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.  Romans 15:5-7

 

Authentic Relationship

We are intentional about building relationships within and around our faith community.  We connect in authentic relationships with God and one another by sharing our stories and our lives as God through Jesus Christ has modeled for us.

 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3

 

Growing in Faith

Jesus calls us to life-long learning and spiritual growth.  Therefore, our community offers multiple ways and opportunities for people to explore and grow their faith.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

 

Reaching Out

There are no borders to our mission field; we make it a priority to reach out beyond our walls to love and serve in the community and world so others will know God’s love.

 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’  Matthew 25:35-40

 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...  Matthew 28:19

 

Flexibility

As the church grows and changes, we remain flexible in how we serve the needs of our community.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Colossians 3:12