We are driven by a set of core values that we believe we must adhere to as we seek to fulfill our mission of transforming our community with the truth and beauty of Christ.
Rooted in Biblical Truth: We are a community constantly striving to know and practice Truth as revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures. We unreservedly claim the Bible as the inerrant and inspired Word of God and proclaim it in bold and compassionate love to all people. It is our final authority in right doctrine, holy living, and suitable worship. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 17:19; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:9; Matthew 5:17-19; Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
Authentic Community: The church is not a building or place, but a collection of fully devoted followers of Christ united by the Holy Spirit. We are a community actively engaged with one another in encouragement, confession of sin, support, correction, and transformation. We are characterized by genuine love for one another, transparency in struggles, and purposeful in helping one another grow in our relationships with Christ. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Proverbs 27:1; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:11-22, 4:3; Hebrews 3:13; 1 Peter 2:4-12)
Living on Mission: The Gospel of Christ is not a message of personal therapy, but a message of complete life change that should overflow into the community for God’s glory and the city’s good. We are a people who are being transformed by that Gospel and seek to see that redemption manifest in our homes, neighborhoods, and city. We purposefully seek to love others as God loves us so that believers might become more fully devoted to Christ and those who do not know Christ might hear His good news and follow Him. (Matthew 5:13-16, 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-17; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 1 Peter 2:9)
Gospel Transformation: God loves us just the way we are, but loves us enough not to let us stay as we are. Through faith, God redeems and reconciles our heads (thoughts), hands (actions), and hearts (affections) to Him through His son Jesus Christ. We actively seek this personal and communal renewal through further devotion to God, authentic community, a lifestyle of worship, and a habit of service. As we grow in our faith our relationships are rejuvenated, hearts purified, sins shunned, and the freedom of joy grows. (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:17-25; Ephesians 2:1-11; Philippians 1:6; Colossians 1:3-10)
Lifestyle of worship: We are called to a lifestyle of prayer and worship; they do not simply occur during a church gathering. People transformed by the Gospel seek to respond to the Triune God with their whole lives in praise, adoration, and affection as they remember what God has done for them, submit their lives to Him, and obey His commands. (Matthew 22:37; John 4:23-24; Romans 12:1; James 5:13)