Core Values:

Relationships :
Relationships are of primary importance to our ministry. It is our desire to first of all assist individuals in their relationship with God. For those who do not know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, it is our desire to bring them to an awareness of their need for a relationship with Him. Then, we will strive to assist spiritual growth and development so that they grow toward spiritual maturity. Second, we desire to assist individuals and families to grow in their relationship with one another, as well as with other families in our extended church family. This means that we put a huge emphasis on discipleship. We believe discipleship is what drives ministry within our church. Matthew 4:19 says, “Follow me,” he told them, “and I will make you fish for people.” 2 Timothy 2:2 says, “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Luke 9:23 says, “Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Within the passages that drive our ministry we see God’s design for relationships and how that overflows into the great commission.

 We will strive to develop relationships with people of all races, nationalities, ethnic groups, etc. We believe that the gospel is for all people and we want to create a culture where all people feel as if they belong in a place where all people have a place within our ministry and worship experience. Galatians 3:28 says, “There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; since you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Revelation 7:9-10 After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 says, “For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink. 14 Indeed, the body is not one part but many.” If we value God’s calling to relationship with Him and others then the great commission becomes about reaching all people with the life changing Gospel.

Believing that we do all that we do for God's glory, we strive for excellence. Whether it be our times of worship, our process of discipleship, our ministry to those outside our family, or those within our family, we strive to be a ministry committed to excellence. Excellence also means commitment. I have a saying “are you ALL IN?” Are you 100% committed to following Jesus, serving Him, and giving your life for the sake of advancing the gospel? 2 Corinthians 8:7,11 says, “Now as you excel in everything—in faith, speech, knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love for us—excel also in this act of grace, Now also finish the task, so that just as there was an eager desire, there may also be a completion, according to what you have.” 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.”

Gospel Above All:
 We believe that the gospel must be of first importance just as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” With those 4 values in mind, where there are so many more that could be added, a statement that ties all of this together is we want to be a multiethnic - multi-Generational team gathered together weekly, that follow Jesus, that are being changed by Jesus and on mission with Jesus each and every day of our lives, so that all people, in all places, in all nations may be changed and transformed by the hope of the Gospel! J.D. Greear says, “The gospel is the one thing in the New Testament, other than Jesus himself, that is referred to directly as the power of God. Not contains the power of God. Not channels the power of God. The gospel is itself the raw, unstoppable, death-defeating power of God.” If the gospel is the power of God then we must not bottle it up within ourselves but we must unleash it, so when people come in contact with us they must see the love of God oozing out of us. If the gospel is above all then the great commandment and the great commission becomes very important in our everyday lives.