Church Values

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”        (Matthew 22:37-40)

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  (Matthew 28:19-20)

We are a fruitful, purpose-driven community of faith.  Our church is committed to fulfilling all five practices that Christ ordained for his church to accomplish.

Radical Hospitality.  Passionate Worship.  Intentional Faith Development.  Risking-Taking Mission and Serve.  Extravagant Generosity.  These are edgy, provocative, exciting words that stretch people toward fruitfulness and excellence for the purposes of Jesus Christ.

We practice Radical Hospitality by sharing the genuine love of Jesus, respecting the dignity of all people (regardless of differences), and expressing God’s invitation to others with sincerity.  We loving share our faith with others.   The doors of the church are open to ALL people.  Come as you are…really!

We offer Passionate Worship that connects people to God and to one another.  Our worship experiences are exciting, vibrant, diverse, and Spirit-filled.  We enter worship with eagerness, yearning, and devotion.  We expect God to bless and heal in worship.  Worshiping God is powerful and joyful!

Vibrant, fruitful, growing congregations practice Intentional Faith Development.  We help people nurture their faith in God through bible studies, support groups, church school classes, new members’ classes, retreats, camps, youth fellowships, women’s ministries, men’s ministries, and others activities.  We are committed to help people grow and mature in their relationship with God.  Through this practice, people can learn how to live purpose-driven, fruitful lives!

Risk-Taking Mission and Serve includes the projects, the efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community for the purpose of Jesus Christ.    We serve God by serving others in need!

The practice of Extravagant Generosity encourages people to give because they serve a giving God.  We give to provide the resources that strengthen ministry and that help the church touch the lives of more and more people in the same way their own lives have been transformed by God.