our core values

  • 1. jesus christ

    Above all, we seek to be led by God's Spirit as we base our decisions and actions on whom we believe Jesus would have us be.

    "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. "Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:5

  • 2. scripture

    We believe the Bible is our standard and authority for all areas of life.

    "For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest twp-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires."  Hebrews 4:12

  • 3. prayer

    We value prayer as a powerful tool to know God and change lives.

    "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."  James 5:16b

  • 4. worship

    We believe excellence in worship honors God, and we value worship in community that provides opportunities for everyone to engage with the living God and each other through a variety of styles and formats.

    "Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy!"  Psalm 100:2

  • 5. sharing faith

    We value being confident and equipped to share Jesus Christ with those who do not yet know him.

    "If someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it."  1 Peter 3:15b

  • 6. spiritual growth

    We are committed to providing an intentional process of biblical teaching and apprenticeship that enables all people to grow in knowledge of, love for, and

    obedience to Jesus.

    "Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."  Romans 12:2b,c

  • 7. sending

    We are committed to growing spiritually strong children, youth, and young adults who are equipped to be sent out as mature Christians who impact the world for Jesus.

    "Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others."  2 Timothy 2:2b

  • 8. serving

    We desire to be a force for Jesus' love in our community and around the world, and to partner with other churches seeking to do the same.

    "We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too."  1 Thessalonians 2:8

  • 9. stewardship

    We take joy in giving generously back to God, we encourage tithing as a spiritual discipline, and we value faithfully managing the time, talent and treasure God has entrusted to us.

    "Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others."  1 Timothy 6:18b

  • 10. humility

    We cherish God's forgiveness and grace in our brokeness, and strive to cultivate an atmosphere of humble authenticity, accountability, and love.

    "For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but...to show us his grace through Christ Jesus."  2 Timothy 1:9