We exist to know Jesus and to make Him known
We believe we come to know Jesus more fully through prayer, worship, scripture, discipleship and authentic community. We seek to make Jesus known to the world around us (both locally and globally) through mission, outreach, service and witness.
It is tempting for churches to do a lot of things. There are a lot of needs and a lot of good ideas out there, but the reality is that we can't do them all! So it is helpful to have a grid or filter to put needs and ideas through to see if they fall into the areas we are passionate about and feel God calling us to be. Below are 5 brief Value statements that help us to do this.
The gospel is the good news that Jesus rescues us in our helplessness. Therefore, we are committed to centering our lives on this good news and sharing it with others.
When we encounter and embrace Jesus we move from death to life. Therefore we are committed to following Jesus into the abundant life he promised.
Jesus died and rose so that all who believe in him are adopted into his family. Therefore, as God’s children we are committed to being a family that loves one another sacrificially.
God is the creator and sustainer of everything and everyone. Therefore, we are committed to continually choosing dependence on God and not ourselves by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus came on a mission to seek and save the lost. Therefore, as his church, we are committed to making Jesus known to everyone, everywhere, all the time.