Bringing People to God; Bringing People Together.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: be Christ-like
No matter where we start on the journey, we are all about taking steps toward Jesus. This includes everyone: preschoolers, kids, youth, college-age, young adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults! This growth includes discipleship areas such as embracing the Word, passionately worshiping, giving generously, and living mindful of those far from Christ.
(Romans 12:1-2, John 14:1-7)
AUTHENTICITY: be real
None of us have it all together. We are about creating a safe place to be your true self—including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Being authentic fosters the freedom to receive God’s grace! We don’t believe in judging people, but rather in sincere love. We strive to always practice the biblical model of ‘speaking the truth in love’ that will create a culture of authenticity.
(Ephesians 4:15, Romans 8:1-2)
COMMUNITY: be together
We are better together! We were not created to do life alone, but rather to share our lives with one another. Our enemy prowls around like a lion ready to devour us. His strategy is always to get someone isolated so they are an easy target. Getting people connected in community is something we are passionate about! We believe the Church is a gift given to each of us by Christ while we are on this earth!
(1 Peter 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 2:8)
SERVING: be available
Put simply, it is impossible to follow the example of Jesus without serving. We compassionately serve one another within our church family. We also strive to be aware of needs in our community & our world in order to extravagantly serve those outside the family as well. We desire that those outside of fellowship with God will see our service and be drawn closer to God. We practice simply ‘being available’ to serve whenever we can!
(Hebrews 10:24, Matthew 20:28)
WELCOMING: be hospitable
We believe the Church should be the most hospitable place on the planet! So we embrace the directive to ‘practice hospitality’ every time we gather. Each person bears the image of God and we honor the humanity of every person for that reason. Everyone from long-time attenders to first-time guests will be offered a safe space for real connections.
(Romans 12:13, 1 Peter 4:9)
RELEVANCE: be fresh
We always want to present the timeless message of the gospel in creative, fresh, and relevant ways that will engage the younger generations and those far from Christ. While our message stays firm, we constantly evolve how we engage our culture with the gospel. We want the gospel to be accessible to all in clear, simple ways by meeting people where they are. We strive for excellence in all that we do to this end.
We will provide environments and experiences for all ages to deeply pursue and enjoy God so that we grow as fervent disciples and experience profound life-transformation.
We will intentionally pursue God-ordained opportunities to expand the reach of the Kingdom so that the unchurched will find hope in a growing relationship with Jesus.
We will patiently pursue God’s provision of a space to accommodate the needs of our growing family so that we can maximize opportunities and more effectively achieve our mission.