Values

God is restoring all of creation through Jesus and His sacrificial love. He’s invited us to experience and share this good news with a world that’s hungry for identity and purpose.

 

We believe Jesus holds the answers to humanity’s deepest questions, and we invite you to join us on the journey. We pursue this journey through the lens of five primary values.

Encountering God

We believe that God is real and alive, and He cares deeply for His creation. In Jesus, we see the profound love, sacrifice, and glory of God. Through His Spirit, we can know and be known by Him, which is the treasure of all life. We pursue not just knowing information about Jesus but knowing and loving Him on a deep and personal level. Over and over we’ve seen that encountering Jesus changes people’s lives; the presence and power of His Spirit has a profound, lasting effect on us.

  • Matthew 6:10

  • Acts 9

  • Matthew 28:20

  • Acts 17:28

  • Jeremiah 29:13

  • Psalm 143:18

Spiritual Formation

The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is not only the means of our salvation but also the blueprint for our formation. We believe that accepting Jesus is merely the beginning of a vibrant life of faith. We commit to the spiritual disciplines (prayer, Scripture, corporate worship, fasting, simplicity, confession, etc.) as a means of submitting ourselves to God for transformation. None of us ever do this perfectly, and we recognize that we’re all beginners in the way of Jesus.

  • Matthew 7:24

  • Acts 2:42-47

  • Ephesians 4:20-32

  • Colossians 4:2 

  • Acts 17:11

Commitment to Community

In an age when relationships are often unstable and fleeting, we believe the church should be a place of stability, belonging, and faithfulness. The biblical word for this in Hebrew is “shalom.” This sense of wholeness or “shalom” within individuals, friendships, and families is important to God. We’re committed to meeting together regularly, building each other up, and caring for everyone in our community. We aim to be a culture of grace & encouragement, where each individual can live into their Kingdom-calling. Though we all come from different backgrounds and opinions, we commit to pursuing unity through the bond of the Holy Spirit. We want to work through conflict in healthy ways that strengthen the trust of those involved and help to form individuals into the image of Jesus.

  • Acts 2:42-47

  • Romans 12:4-5 

  • Matthew 18 

  • 1 Peter 3:8 

  • Hebrews 10:25

Missional Living

When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus responded, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And a second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.” We join in Jesus’ prayer that God’s will be done “on earth as it is in heaven,” where God’s perfect justice and goodness reign in equity for all people. According to Jesus, loving God and loving others are two sides of the same coin. He’s given us the gift of His Spirit to share the Gospel and invite others into His Kingdom. The church’s role is to be a witness to God’s love, stand up against injustice, and be a voice for the voiceless.

  • Matthew 22:36-40 

  • Proverbs 19:17 

  • Isaiah 58

  • Luke 12:33-34

  • 1 John 3:17

  • Deut. 15:11

GROUNDED IN SCRIPTURE

To study the Scriptures is to study the heart of God. A love for the Scriptures empassions Christians to know God and live into the “fullness of life” that Jesus came to bring. In a culture where words are quickly losing meaning, the written words of God are as priceless as ever. We recognize the Bible as inspired by God himself, the written record of God’s redemption story with humanity. We believe the Scriptures are alive - they shape and transform us over a lifetime of reading, study, and meditation. We trust that the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth, and guides us into a deeper understanding as we read.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • Luke 11:28

  • Matthew 7:24

  • Deuteronomy 8:3

  • James 1:22

  • 1 John 2:27