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The Values our church is built around

LOVE
Love is a choice. Love is an action. Love is our mission. Biblical love goes beyond a passing emotion, and we focus on teaching people how to receive, abide, and emulate God’s Biblical love. 1 Corinthians 13
Grace

None of us are better than anyone else. We’ve all fallen equally and we can all be redeemed equally. “All have fallen short of the glory of God and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.” Romans 3:23-24

Authenticity

No one is perfect, but it’s a shame that modern Christian culture is a place where we all pretend to be. We want to come to Christ honestly, and worship in both spirit and in truth. John 4:24

Honor

Grace and authenticity is no excuse for harm and abuse. God did not give us love, grace, and authority so that we could harm our brothers and sisters with it, but rather to use it to strengthen, exhort, encourage, and lift one another up. Romans 12:10

Pursuit of GOd

God is loving and accepting of us even in our imperfections, but that is not a call to be proud of our imperfections. God has called each of us to run a race, to be a light, and to stand up and stand out. Christianity is active rather than passive, and we should all strive to be effective in what God has called and created us to be.  Titus 2

No Platitudes

Our Christianity should run deeper and stronger and better rooted than a few cute catch phrases and sayings. All of us from least to greatest are called to be ready to give a logical defense for what we believe. If Christ truly is the center of everything in our lives (And we believe He should be), then we ought to be able to explain why. 1 Peter 3:15

God's Word Over Experience

God’s Word is truth and the foundation of everything we know and believe. Anything we teach needs to be firmly rooted in the Word of God. Personal experience, the traditions of men, and political leanings all take second place to the truth of the Word of God.  2 Timothy 3:16

Holy Spirit Lead

The Holy Spirit leads and guides our Church, our direction, and our leaders. Every sermon, song, decision, and path is prayed about and done only with the Holy Spirit’s leading and guidance  John 7:17

Relational Discipleship

Relational discipleship is the core of the Great Commission and the method we use to reach the lost. We believe that community, relationship, and Biblical teaching designed for the individual are essential for any Church following the precedent left for us in the Book of Acts.

Rest

God did not create us to be machines, and our busy Western culture often loses sight of the importance of not working all the time. In our ministry, from the least to the greatest, we want to remember that a healthy relationship with God isn’t about doing more, but often sitting and resting and abiding in Him.  Psalm 23