Our Values

  • Relevant Teaching – We believe that the Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training people to apply what the Bible teaches. We seek to use creative teaching and training methods to preserve timeless truths in a contemporary form.  Biblical teaching is the foundation upon which God brings about long-term transformation in the lives of His people.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Chronicles 12:32)
  • Real Relationships – We believe that God has created every person to be in an authentic relationship with Him and with other people.  We seek to be a community that creates an environment where people can come to know and be known by God while knowing and being known by others.  Real relationships are the laboratory in which God brings about long-term transformation in the lives of His people.  (Luke 10:27, Acts 2:42-47)
  • Racial Reconciliation – We believe that all people are created by God with a unique racial and ethnic identity that reflects the image of God.  We seek to affirm and celebrate ethnic identity while encouraging, equipping and empowering our community to be one that is authentically racially reconciled.  Racial Reconciliation is a demonstration of Christ’s power that honors God and inspires people.  (Genesis 1:26-28, John 17:20-23, Acts 10)
  • Restoring Families – We believe that God established the family as a Godly community which reflects his relationship with His church and His children.  We seek to build families to be whole and restore families that have been broken.  Restored families provide a foundation for spiritual heritage to be passed on to the next generation. (Genesis 2:19-25, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, 2 Timothy 1:5)
  • Raising Up Godly Leaders – We believe that men and women are called to lead according on the gifts and calling they are given by God.  We seek to be a community of faith where godly leadership is modeled, developed and rewarded.  Godly leaders use their influence to lead the church towards God’s purpose for the church. (John 13:14, 1 Corinthians 11:1, 2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Reclaiming the Community – We believe the church should be a partner in serving the people in the community.  We seek to meet material and spiritual needs for those who live in our surrounding communities following the example of Christ.  Community development is a demonstration of the power of Christ through His church to fulfill His mission. (Micah 6:8, Luke 4:18-19, Galatians 6:10)
  • Reaching the World – We believe that the church is called to reach people around the world with the love and message of Jesus Christ.  We seek to use our financial, human, intellectual and spiritual resources to partner with other churches and organizations to reach people groups throughout the world for Christ.  Reaching people beyond our borders is the fulfillment of the commission that Christ left His church.  (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)