Creating a Christ-devoted community, which transforms our city...
Proclaim the Gospel. Make Disciples.
1. Gospel-Centered: The gospel is what saves and sanctifies us. It is God, his kingdom, and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We want to be a people marked by the gospel in every sphere of life. This means we recognize our need for a savior continually and look for gospel opportunities in all of life.
2. Authentic: We want to be community marked by relational authenticity. No one is perfect. We should anticipate difficulty and hardships in relating to one another as well as the joy that comes in reconciliation. Hiding our sin and shame does nothing but destroy us personally and communally. Everyone from pastors to babies are in need of God’s grace. We value vulnerability in community. A disposition of vulnerability builds trust, empathy, and love for others.
3. Missional: We are a community that operates as a team of missionaries. We were sent here to love God and love all people. We take on the attitude of a learner with respect to the culture around us and seek to contextualize the gospel appropriately in our setting. In a similar way that the Son of God became the man Jesus, we want to enter into the lives of the people in our neighborhoods and cities to talk about the hope of Jesus with them.
4. Joyful: We want to worship God in all we do. The overflow of our identity in Christ are good works which promote the good of the world and His glory. We want to be a people who are marked by worship in all areas of life so that family, work and play are all places where God is worshipped rightly. Joyful living means loving and working hard, being faithful where God has placed you, and seeking the good of the community around you.