Core Values

 

 

Abiding: 

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”.  (John 15:5).  

 

Solid Foundation:  “

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  The Bible is God’s Word and our only rule for life, faith and doctrine.

 

Inter-generational and Timeless Worship:

  We exist to give glory to God.  Worship is not about us.  Worship reminds us of the greatness, glory, wonder and awe of our God.  (Colossians 1:15-20)

 

Confidence in God: 

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalm 20:7)  We walk by faith not by sight believing that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities.

 

Love:

  “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. . . And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 3:18; 4:21)  

 

Growth:

  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. . . But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18)  Growth and maturity is expected.

 

Bearing Fruit: 

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” (John 15:8)

 

Unity: 

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)  What we hold in common is more important than that over which we differ.  Major on the majors.

 

Compassion for the Lost:

 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”  (Luke 19:10)  Everything we do exists so that we can fulfill The Great Commission.

 

Principle over Practice:

  Principles and truth do not change.  However, how those principles are proclaimed (practiced) do.  Message and ministry are always culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.  (Matthew 9:16-17)

 

Generosity:

  Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)  We model the generosity of our Master who did not spare even His own Son.  We desire to sow generously.

 

Developing and Releasing Leaders:

  “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2)  We equip and empower believers for works of ministry.

 

Good Enough is Never Good Enough:

  Continue to evaluate our success and failures so we can grow and learn.  Never letting our past successes or failures dictate our present or future. (Philippians 1:9-11; 3:13)

 

Conflict Resolution:

  We are committed to speaking the truth in love as we teach, encourage, admonish and exhort one another. (Ephesians 4:15)

 

Seeking Guidance:

  Leaders will seek council.  The scripture reminds us, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.” (Proverbs 11:14)