As we consider God’s will for our lives, we are convinced that everything we do must work together To Lead People to a Full Life in Christ. [John 10:10]
As we prepare to pursue this Mission, we will seek to cultivate these Six Characteristics of a Full Life in Christ:
1. Worshiping God Passionately 4. Giving Sacrificially
2. Studying God’s Word Deliberately 5. Witnessing Genuinely
3. Serving Others Unselfishly 6. Praying Constantly
As we look into the future of what God has in store for us, we will commit to Cultivating an External Focus throughout Our Ministry…to Reach People No One Else is Reaching by Doing What No One Else is Doing!
These Core Values describe the core beliefs and commitments that set our congregation apart from all others and propel us in Mission toward our Vision.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the focus and foundation of our faith, which leads us to put Jesus Christ and His Grace first in everything. [1 Corinthians 2:2; Ephesians 2:20; Colossians 1:18]
We believe that Christ comes to us by means of the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which leads us to cherish every opportunity we are given to gather together around them. [Acts 2:42; Romans 6:3-4; John 6:53-55]
We believe that growth in the Christian life follows a deliberate commitment to the study of God’s Word, which leads us to offer a wide variety of opportunities to learn and apply God’s Word in its truth and purity. [2 Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 17:11]
We believe that God has called us to live first for others, which leads us to genuinely care about those around us who need Christ’s love and to bring it to them. [John 13:34-35; 1 John 3:16-18; Matthew 28:19-20]
We believe that God has uniquely gifted and shaped each of us to prepare us for works of service in His name, which leads us to intentionally equip people for meaningful service. [Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:11-16]
We believe that the Christian life should never be lived alone, which leads us to intentionally cultivate the kind of relationships you can count on. [Genesis 2:18; Acts 2:44]
We believe that a healthy family is essential for the development of the Christian life, which leads us to partner with every family in the work of spiritual formation. [Genesis 2:18-25; Deuteronomy 6:7; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Colossians 3:18-21; Titus 2:2-8]
We believe that the impression we make on children while they are young will last for a lifetime, which leads us to focus our best efforts on the spiritual formation of children. [Mark 10:13-16; Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:7]