Vision & Values
We build generations of Jesus followers who take grace to our world. This is our vision. This is who we are. This is what God has called us to do as a church family.
Our city is unique, with a beautifully diverse population that grows by the day. We also have unique problems, deep needs and big questions. God’s answer is the local church. She is the hope of the world. And as an expression of God’s design, our church family will constantly labor to train generations of disciples, sending them out on the mission of God.
Our Core Values
Core values are those foundational and immovable priorities that guide and direct all that a family does. These are ours.
We value grace, God’s free gift of unconditional acceptance, love and favor, as the means of salvation, the motivation for the Christian life and the model for our relationships with others. (Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 9:8-9; 1 Peter 4:10)
Relevant Biblical Teaching
We value relevant biblical teaching that penetrates our hearts, renews our minds and transforms our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Colossians 3:16-17)
We value genuine worship that proclaims the glory of God and celebrates His presence in our lives, both individually and together as a church family. (John 4:22-25; Psalm 100)
We value Christ-centered families and the partnership we share with parents in helping children and students grow spiritually. (Genesis 2:21-25; Ephesians 5:22-33; I Peter 3:1-7; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Ephesians 6:1-4)
We value authentic community characterized by unconditional acceptance, vulnerable sharing, mutual care, accountability and spiritual growth. (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; Ephesians 4:1-4; 1 John 4:7-11)
We value sacrificial service that uses personal resources and abilities to serve God and others. (John 13:12-18; Romans 12:4-8; Galatians 5:13-15)
We value compassionate outreach that expresses the love, life and message of Christ to our neighbors and to our community. (2 Corinthians 9:8-11; 1 Timothy 6:17-19)
We value strategic missions that mobilize home grown missionaries, national pastors, financial resources, purposeful projects and personal involvement to maximize our impact for Christ in focused areas of the world. (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)