Our Values & Beliefs
As we were formed in the likeness of Christ, so we find our belonging in Him. We are accepted, known and loved by God because we are His beloved. We belong in Him and therefore we also belong to each other. Creating space for others to belong is important as we invite others to follow Christ. A value critical to our beliefs is that we must first know that we belong.
We move towards God in the known and the unknown – In the apparent and in the mystery. Our belief in God is not rooted in our own understanding, (Proverbs 3:5) but in the recognition that God is WITH us (Matthew 1:23; 28:20). As we wrestle with these deeply profound concepts, we are reminded of the words of the father of the mute boy who asks Jesus to heal him, ‘I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief.’ (Mark 9:14-27)
God reveals Himself to us through the works of His hands (Psalm 92:5). When we recognize the beauty of the creation, we are in awe. Sometimes the beauty of God can speak louder than words. We also recognize that God is a creative God and that we are creative beings. God desires to show His beauty both TO us and THROUGH us! We value creativity and support artists pouring beauty out into the world.
We desire to seek God and His Kingdom first. This effort is a journey more than a destination. As we move towards Jesus, we become more like Him and find transformation through the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 12:2)
We are unified with the global Christian movement by embracing these two principals…
The Great Commandment
When Jesus is asked what is the greatest commandment, he responds…. “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40
The Great Commission
“Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19