Our mission is to bring glory to God by making maturing followers who are Celebrating Jesus, Cultivating Community, and Carrying the Gospel.
These values are a picture of what a maturing follower of Jesus looks like. They direct everything we do as a church body:
Prayer is our primary way of communicating with our Father. It's through prayer that we have access to the throne of God. Through prayer we play our part in seeing God's kingdom come and His Will done on earth. Through prayer the Father speaks to us and strengthens us.
"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16
The Word of God has the power to transform us. Being Biblically measured is a commitment to reading God's Word and allowing it to have authority in our lives.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16
We live in a culture that has become increasingly tolerant of sinful behavior. Being Spirit-led is a commitment to a lifestyle of confessing our sinfulness to God, seeking His forgiveness, and living a life that honors him in every way.
"So I say live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature." Galatians 5:16
The family is the place where we live out God's commands and impress them on our children. Being family faithful is a commitment to making your marriage and family a priority. Marriage is the best picture of how Jesus relates to His Bride the church. It's in the marriage relationship that we learn how to love sacrificially, how to forgive one another when husbands and wives hurt each other, and how to love and respect one another. In a sense, living out the gospel of Jesus.
"Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her... Ephesians 5:25
"Love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Everything that we have comes from God, and it is all His. The Bible encourages us to use our wealth to help others who are in need and to give to the ministry of the local church. In doing so, we are investing in things that are eternal.
"Honor the Lord with you wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops." Proverbs 3:9
God calls us to boldly declare the good news of the gospel of Jesus. It's not something to be ashamed of but rather something that should be shared. Being a bold witness means carrying the gospel into my family, neighborhood, workplace, and world.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." Romans 1:16
Responsible to My Neighbor
It is so easy for us to get focused on ourselves. Being responsible to my neighbor means loving those around us enough to consider their needs and allow God to use us to meet those needs. Your neighbors are the people that you see everyday. They are the people you work with. They are the people you live next to. They are the people that you sit next to in church.
"Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40