"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
We value Scripture. We teach and live on its foundation and under its authority. Following the example of Christ, we see the value of both the grace and truth it demonstrates.
Scriptures: 2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 1:14, Hebrews 4:12
We value the family as the first institution designed by God for spiritual formation, relationships, and reflecting His image. We seek to ensure that every element of church life supports and equips that essential role.
Scriptures: Genesis 2:24, Deut. 6:4-7, Psalm 78:1-8, Ephesians 5: 22- 33, Ephesians 6:1- 4, Luke 2:52, Proverbs 31:10-12 & 28-31
We value authentic community that extends out of our personal relationship with Jesus, and the Spirit-filled life to which we are called. We realize that true community happens naturally when we are fully, mutually dependent on the Lord. Bearing one another’s burdens, edification, mutual intercession, and corporate worship are the tools God uses to connect our hearts. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the most foundational purpose for our worship is that God is worthy to be sought by His People.
Scriptures: Acts 2:1, Galatians 6:2,1 Peter 3:7, Hebrews 10:24-25, James 1:5-8, Luke 6:12-13, Proverbs 11:14, Exodus 33:15, John 15:5
We embrace the role and value of all generations, and God’s high calling to connect them. We value the role that the collective Church body plays in complementing family life. Because not all members are a part of a Christ-centered home, we see the opportunities the Church has to support these individuals – serving as extended family. We not only value the impact of generational connection today, but likewise see the significance of the legacy we will leave to generations long after we are gone.
Scriptures: Psalm 78:1-7, Titus 2:1-7, 1 Timothy 5: 3-8, Luke 2:41-51, 2 Timothy 1:5
We value the joy of “going beyond,” cultivating a spirit of generosity and service that benefits the Kingdom rather than our own agendas. In the context of church life, we acknowledge that every member has been uniquely gifted to serve the Body, and we value opportunities to discover and use those gifts to serve others. We believe that the scope of this high calling begins in our homes and extends to the ends of the earth. Following Christ’s example, we endeavor to meet physical needs as a gateway to fulfilling the deepest needs only the Gospel can satisfy.
Scriptures: Romans 12:4- 8, 1 Corinthians 12:4- 11, Philippians 2:3-8, Ephesians 4:11-14, 1 Peter 4:10-11, Matthew 25:14-30, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Philippians 4:14-20, 2 Corinthians 8:3-7