Mission & Beliefs

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

We will be God’s heart to this community. Connected to God, we will live beyond our abilities, fears and imaginations. With God’s power flowing through us, we commit to …

  • Deepen biblical understanding that increases spiritual maturity
  • Honor God as the center of our worship and invite others into His presence
  • Make the most of our unique location for local and far-reaching spiritual impact
  • Provide a home for people seeking unconditional love, peace, belonging, and rest
  • Reach out to diverse communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ

Our Mission

To boldly show Jesus, to love God, and to love others because God first loved us.

  • The greatest truth: God loves us
  • The greatest commands: Love God and others
  • The great commission: Share the good news

Our Values

The following values express our most passionate and unyielding priorities. They reflect our guiding commitments for vision implementation.

  • Connecting with God by…
    • Honoring the Authority of Christ
    • Acknowledging the Bible as the Inspired Word of God
    • Worshiping in a way that pleases God
  • Connecting with Christians through loving community
  • Connecting with Others through joyful service

Our Family Believes...

(Matthew 5:16,45; 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17; John 1:1; 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)

  • Our family believes in God the Father, who is the Creator of all things seen and unseen (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
  • Our family believes in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who is God’s Son and our Savior (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18) and who:
    • Was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19; John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
      Lived and taught the perfect life (John 13:14-16; Philippians 2:1-11; Hebrews 2:14-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 12:1-3; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6)
    • Suffered and was unjustly crucified (Luke 23:1-46)
    • Died, was buried, and rose from the grave on the third day following His death (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
    • Ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)
    • Promised to return to earth to judge all people, both living and dead (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)
  • Our family believes in God the Holy Spirit, who has been God’s presence on earth from the beginning (Genesis 1:1-2) and who:
    • Is an active and vital part of God (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)
    • Lives and works in every baptized believer (Christian) (Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
  • We believe God inspired the original writings of the 66 books of the Bible and those original writings were without error (inerrant) (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • Our family confirms the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice as it reveals God, God’s vision, God’s purposes, and God’s good news for all people (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)
  • Are separated from God through sin (Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 4:18; Colossians 1:21)
  • Are without hope apart from God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)
  • Have hope of salvation (forgiveness of sin and reuniting with God) only by grace (God’s gift of salvation given without merit) through Jesus’ sacrificial death and realized through relationship with Him (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:4-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)
  • Believing in and putting their faith in Christ (John 11:25-26; 20:29, 31; Romans 5:1-2; 10:4, 9-10; Mark 16:16)
  • Repenting of sin (acknowledging and turning from sin) (Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9)
  • Confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-13; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15)
  • Being immersed (through baptism) into Christ (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)
  • Worship God (2 Kings 17:28-39; Psalms 29:2; 95:6; 99:5, 9; 100:2; Matthew 4:10; John 4:20-24; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 12:28; Revelation 7:11; 14:7; 22:8-9)
  • Love each other in perfect unity (John 13:34-35; 15:12; 17:20-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Colossians 3:12-14)
  • Grow spiritually (Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 1:6; 3:12-15; Colossians 1:9-10; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 5:12-14; 6:1-2; 1 Peter 2:1-3; 2 Peter 3:17-18)
  • Share the good news (Gospel) of Jesus Christ to all people (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 4:18-20; 5:27-32, 40-42)
  • Serve others (Acts 2:45; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; 1 Peter 4:8-11)
  • Was founded by Christ (Matthew 16:13-18)
  • Became established after Christ’s resurrection (Acts 2:14-47)
  • Consists of all believing Christians, everywhere
  • Has Elders (Shepherds) who are the spiritual leaders and guides of the local church (God’s family) (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

Let them come to me, for the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.

Luke 18:16-17
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