Core Values

Grace
Saving grace brought us into relationship with God, sustaining grace keeps us in this relationship, and empowering grace enables us to serve and obey with joy. We value an increasing appreciation of the grace of God by applying our mind, will and emotions to this radical truth.  (Ephesians 2:6-9)

 

Growth
God intends that our thoughts, words, and deeds increasingly reflect his character. We value growth through the spiritual disciplines in understanding and obeying God's expectations for holy living by putting off sinful actions and motives and putting on righteous thoughts, words, and behavior.  (Ephesians 4:22-24)

 

Strong Families
In today's society where shattered homes are becoming normative, we're committed to building sturdy families. We value equipping and supporting families in their pursuit of loving the LORD our God with all their heart, with all their soul, and with all their strength.  (Ephesians 5:22-33)

 

Groups
God made us an interdependent people, which Scripture depicts as a body and a family. We value meeting together as a corporate community to worship and hear the Word of God. We value gathering in small groups to bear one another's burdens and help each other to grow in grace.  (Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

Gifts
The Holy Spirit gives each of us abilities to serve one another, the church at large, and the communities of this world. We value discovering these gifts and increasing in their skillful use as we take opportunities to serve others.  (1 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 5:13-14)

 

Giving
We recognize that all our material possessions are a gift from God given to further his work and glory in the world. We value giving money to further the ministries of the church with a ten-percent tithe as a beginning standard for our generosity.  (2 Corinthians 8:7)

 

Gathering
Our calling includes proclaiming the gospel to those who do not believe in the hope that they will turn from their sins and trust in Jesus for salvation. We value sharing the gospel message with skill and through love - both in our personal contacts with people and through the corporate evangelistic efforts of the church.  (Matthew 28:18-20)

 

Gratefulness
Every good thing we have or accomplish is an evidence of the undeserved grace of God. We value offering public and private thanks to God for his grace and mercy, and giving thanks to those who make their lives available for godly service.  (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

 

 

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