01 | JESUS IS OUR MESSAGE.
Jesus is at the center of everything we do. We believe in the power of preaching the Good News of Jesus and worshiping together with singing. Jesus is our message // Colossians 1:15-29
02 | THE CHURCH IS OUR MISSION.
We believe that the Church is the hope of the world. Jesus gave his life for the church, He is building the church, and we get the amazing honor to join His mission. We love the church, not just our church, but also the capital “C” Church. We celebrate other churches. We believe that other churches in our city are our partners not our competitors. We love, serve, build, and defend the church at all cost.
// Matthew 28:18-20
03 | PEOPLE ARE OUR PASSION.
We believe that people matter to God and so they should matter to us. We value people. We celebrate people. We invest in people. We care for people. We extend grace to people. We love all people regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic background. We prioritize people over policy every single time. People are not projects but precious to God and to us.
// John 3:16
04 | THE CITY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
We believe that the city has been entrusted to us. God has placed us strategically in the middle of the beauty and brokenness of the city to make it better and brighter. We have a deep conviction that if it’s our city then it’s our responsibility. The city doesn't exist for the church; the church exists for the city. We aggressively seek to know and meet the needs of our city in practical ways. We believe that if we take care of our city, God will take care of our church. We love our city.
// Jeremiah 29:7, Mark 12:30-31
05 | SERVING IS OUR JOY.
It is our joy to serve. Serving each other, our community, and ultimately God. We want to serve with a smile on our face. When there is a need we want to be there. Serving others is one of the most fulfilling parts of the Christian life. We are contributors not just consumers. Jesus modeled serving. He said that the very reason He came to earth was to serve and give His life for others // 1 Peter 4:10
06 | GIVING IS OUR PRIVILEGE.
We believe that Christians should give cheerfully, regularly, and sacrificially. We believe that as Christians we should live with open hands always ready to give and receive. We believe that giving should be with no strings attached. We believe that the greatest motivation for generosity is not based on a law but based on the generosity that has been shown to us through Jesus Christ. We believe in the tithe and the offerings. The tithe is a simple way to show God that He is first in our lives. The tithe feeds the house and the offerings build the house. We believe that the tithe should be motivated by grace instead of guilt. Our church is not built on the generosity of a few but on the sacrifice and generosity of many. We believe the church should save aggressively, spend wisely, and give generously. Giving is not an obligation but a joyful opportunity
// Malachi 3:10, Proverbs 11:24-26, 2 Corinthians 8 & 9
07 | THE LOST ARE OUR PRIORITY.
We believe that the lost are God’s top priority and therefore the lost should be the highest priority of our church. Our church desires to equip the insider, but not at the expense of disengaging the outsider. We build our weekend services with the lost in mind. We are committed to do anything short of sin to reach the lost for Jesus. We are a reaching church, a rescuing church, an inviting church, a welcoming church, and a “do whatever it takes” church because that's what Jesus did for us // Luke 15, Luke 19:10