Values


The Glory of God

We value glorifying God as the ultimate goal of God and man
(1Cor 10:31, Is 43:7, Eph 3:21, Rom 11:36, Hab 2:14)

The Gospel

We value finding our identity in the person and work of Jesus and declaring and displaying the good news of the kingdom to the church and the world
(1 Cor 15:1-3, Mark 16:15, Phil 1:27, Luke 8:1, Acts 8:12)

Shared Apostolic Mission

We value being sent by Jesus on mission to make disciples who make disciples and radically reorientating our lives around shared micro missions to particular people and places
(John 20:21, Matt 28:19-20, Mark 8:35, Luke 19:10, Gal 2:7-9)

Holy Spirit Empowerment

We value being baptized and continually filled with the Holy Spirit for service, gospel witness, boldness, power, and spiritual gifts
(Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5, 8, 4:31, 1 Cor 2:4-5, 4:20, 12:4-11)

Faith Expressing Itself Through Love

We value faith expressing itself through love as indispensable for pleasing God, fulfillment of the greatest commandments, and the only thing that counts
(Gal 5:6 NIV, Heb 11:6, Matt 22:37-40, 1 Cor 8:3)

Distinct Gender Roles

We value liberating and empowering men and women through distinct, biblical, complementarian gender roles.
(Gen 1:27)

Comprehensive Church Expression

We value the church as God's primary means of earthly activity and being every expression of church described in the bible
(Eph 3:9-11, Eph 5:25, Matt 16:18)

  1. People (1 Pet 2:9, Luke 1:17)
  2. Family (Gal 6:10 NIV, Eph 3:15, 1 Tim 5:1-2)
  3. Bride of Christ (Rev 21:2, 9, Luke 1:17)
  4. House of Prayer (Matt 21:13, 1 Pet 2:5, 1 Tim 3:15, Eph 2:19-21, 1 Cor 3:9-15, Matt 16:18, Rom 15:20, 2 Cor 10:8, 13:10)
  5. Pillar of Truth (1 Tim 3:15)
  6. Field (1 Cor 3:5-9, James 1:21)
  7. Fellowship of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14, Acts 2:42, 1 John 1:7)
  8. Flock (1 Pet 5:1-5, John 10:16, Acts 20:28)
  9. Body of Christ (Rom 12:4-8, 1 Cor 12:12-27, Eph 4:1-16)
  10. Salt of the Earth (Matt 5:13)
  11. Light of the World (Matt 5:14-16, Rev 1:20)
  12. Holy Royal Priesthood (1 Pet 2:5, 9)
  13. Holy Nation (1 Pet 2:9, Heb 11:16, 2 Cor 5:20, Eph 6:20, 2:19)
  14. Army (2 Tim 2:3-4, Philemon 1:2, Eph 6:10-20)
  15. Ekklesia (The greek word for "church") (Matt 16:18)