People: All people matter to God, so they matter to us.
Authenticity: Anyone can come as they are.
Transformation: God changes us to be like Jesus.
Relationships: God created us for community.
Sending: God calls every one of us to be a minister and missionary in every moment.
A detailed description of our values:
We value people. Nothing is more important than loving God and people. All people are created in the image of God and are valuable to him, irrespective of age, race, or income. All people matter to God regardless of who they are or what they have done, so they matter to us. God is for people, not against them, so we are for people too. Wherever people are in their life journey, no matter their background, they are all welcome here. This includes people who are far from God. Just as Jesus Christ loved them and devoted himself to pursuing them, so do we. We desire to meet people wherever they are and encourage them toward a bold life in Jesus Christ.
We value authenticity. Anyone can be real and come as they are. We don't wear masks and no one is perfect. We admit our failures and embrace a need for growth. Being real includes the grace and freedom to fail. No one is faultless, so perfection is not a requirement. Rather, what is needed is a genuine and honest approach to life that strives for Christian growth but admits failure along the way. We don’t have it figured out, but God does. Once there is authenticity, we can experience God’s transformation. Being real is part of living a bold life.
We value transformation so people can change and become more like Jesus Christ in the various areas of their lives. We do not have to settle for a broken and dysfunctional life. We promote the process of spiritual maturity and change called discipleship where we provide environments for growth and intentionally walk with people, helping them take their next step in becoming more like Jesus Christ. It is never too late for anyone to become who God is calling them to be and to experience a bold life in Jesus Christ.
We value people being in relationships with one another. The church is not just about individuals going to a church, but a people being the church. We are the people of God who share life with one another. Life change happens best in community. No one grows alone. People sitting in circles has more transforming power than people sitting in rows. We are to love God, one another, and our neighbors. Loving relationships permeate every aspect of living a bold life. A bold life cannot be lived alone.
We value sending people out to bless our world. The church exists not just for those on the inside, but for those on the outside. We have a sending God who saved us and sent us. He is a missionary God who has made us missionaries in our world. The church is the presence of Jesus Christ sent to continue his ministry in word and deed. We are on mission every moment of every day. The church does not have a mission. The mission has a church. The church was created to fulfill God's mission. This outward missional focus is woven into everything that the church does. Our community and world should be better because we are here. We live bold lives as we partner together to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our world.
If you have questions about our values or want more information, please email us here Contact Page. We'd love to meet with you to talk!