Who We Are
"To bring living hope to broken peoplethrough a growing relationship with Jesus"
Compassion – God is love. He has compassion for all people where we are, in our brokenness, because he knows where we can be through Christ.
Matthew 9:36, 2Corinthians 1:34
Truth – Jesus is the truth. As followers of Jesus, we are called to live and to minister following the Bible, the written truth. To the best of our ability, we will be true– to Jesus, to the Bible, to ourselves, and to each other. No masks, no hiding, no games.
John 1:14, 3John 1:4
Joy – The joy of the Lord is our strength. This joy transcends circumstances, good and bad. God walks with us, and in spite of ourselves, He has rescued us. God wants our engagement and offers the promise that we will be home with Him one day. Therefore, to the best of our ability, we will live with joy.
Psalm 126:3, John 15:10-11
Trust – Since the creation of the world, God has been inviting people to trust him. Those who accept this call to action will experience abundant life. Trust is paramount in our relationship with God, and made in the image of God, trust also is vital in our relationships with others. Therefore, to the best of our ability we will trust God and build relationships of trust with one another.
Psalm 143:8, Proverbs 3:5-6
We believe all four ingredients are necessary for a growing relationship with Jesus. This strategy is non-sequential. The strategies are parallel strategic elements—not steps.
Gathering to Worship – Gathering with like-minded people for worship and teaching shapes the people and community of faith we are becoming.
Connecting in Community – Connecting in authentic Christian community provides essential soil for spiritual transformation and growth.
Walking with God – Walking with God daily is expressed and developed through spiritual disciplines - silence, solitude, Scripture, and prayer.
Serving with Hope – is the active posture of our Lord - the way of life by which we bless others and lead them to the life-changing love of Jesus.
We measure ourselves against the Fruit of the Spirit — the nine visible attributes of transformation in a Christian’s life (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). We measure the church against the success of its strategies in achieving the mission, the impact of our ministries on local and global communities, and the responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.
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