Beliefs and Core Values

 

Our Beliefs

Authority of Scripture

We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

Worship

We believe that we are created by God to worship Him, and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4:23-24).

Prayer

We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian, and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Family

We believe that the family is God’s foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4).

Fellowship/Community

We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11).

Life Transformation

We believe that all Christians should daily pursue a growing, personal relationship with Christ, and are responsible for becoming more like Christ in their beliefs and conduct (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28).

Every Member Ministry

We believe that God cares about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every person. Further, we believe that every member of this church is called to minister (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Personal Evangelism/Missions

We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20).

Stewardship

We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us … time, money, abilities, etc. … to expand his Kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10).

 

Core Values

Biblical Authority

We will trust the truth of God’s Word as the authority for everything we do.

Life Change

We will encourage and celebrate Life Change along each step of a person’s journey with Christ.

Vertical Worship

We will worship our Creator in engaging and responsive ways that focus our congregational and individual devotion on God.

Authentic Relationships

We will foster relationships to create Biblical community, accomplished primarily through LifeGroups.

Strategic Service

We will develop and cultivate a lifestyle of generous living by providing ministry opportunities in the church, in the community, and throughout the world.

Family

We will intentionally focus on reaching young families.

Unique Experiences

We will plan worship and ministry experiences for all ages that are unpredictable, relevant, and filled with the presence of God.

Excellence

We will strive for nothing less than the best in all that we do.