core values

worship

We were created to worship (Genesis 2:15) and saved to worship (John 4:21-24). In everything we do, our desire is to display the glory of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31). Because Christ alone is worthy, we assemble as a church weekly to sing, pray, and listen to God (Revelation 4:11). We want our times of corporate worship to be the overflow of hearts that treasure Christ above all else (Colossians 1:15-20). We ask God to expose our feeble idols – the things we think will bring us significance, security and acceptance – and show us their worthlessness in light of the glory of Jesus (Psalm 115).

 
 

discipleship

Jesus walked on this earth, calling men and women to follow Him (Matthew 4:18-20). He called them to let go of their lives, forsaking their own path to walk with Him (Matthew 8:18-22). Before He left, Jesus commissioned his disciples to take his good news and call men and women to walk away from worldly allegiances and join Him in spreading the good news to all nations by making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). The mission of the church has always been to make and mature disciples (Acts 14:21-23). The church was designed by Jesus to be a community of disciples who walk with Him and are passionate to lead others to join Him (Romans 1:1-6).
 
 

community

When God saves a person, He saves them into a community (Ephesians 2:11-12). He adopts them into a family of brothers and sisters (Ephesians 1:5). Relationships in this family are vital for the believer’s spiritual growth and development (Ephesians 4:11-16). Brothers and sisters spur one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24-25), protect each other from dangers both internal and external to the church, and bring counsel in times of suffering and difficulty (Galatians 6:1). Life outside of community is dangerous, unnecessary, and disobedient (1 John 3:11-24
 
 

mission

Jesus came on a mission “to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10); and once His mission was complete, He sent out His disciples with the same mission (John 20:21). Being ambassadors for Christ, they took His message of reconciliation into the kingdom of this world (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). We are to be ambassadors for Christ, proclaiming the good news of peace with God from our community and extend its reach to around the globe (Acts 1:8). There could have been a variety of ways to accomplish His mission, but Jesus chose His disciples to be His mouthpiece (Colossians 4:2-4).