Our Mission, Values, and Evidence

MISSION
We exist to glorify God through obedience to His Word, devotion to His body, and engagement in His mission.

CORE VALUES
We value God above all things and strive to live our lives according to His Word.  This obedience is both personal and corporate.  God has called us to work together in unity as a church comprised of individuals who are on mission for Him.  

1. GOD – Because God is author and rightful owner all things we exist to glorify Him. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-4, Colossians 1:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31)

2.  THE WORD – Because God has given us His written Word, it is our only source of Truth and sufficient, and we must obey all that it teaches. (Matthew 4:4, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:105)

3.  THE CHURCH – Because God has chosen to display His glory through the church we gather together in unity for corporate worship, teaching, discipleship, growth, and fellowship. (Ephesians 3:10, Ephesians 5:19, Acts 2:42, Colossians 3:16, Philippians 2:2)

4.  MISSION – Because God has redeemed us we respond by seeking to love Him, love others, and make disciples of Christ in our area, nation, and world.
(Matthew 28:16-20, Ephesians 2:10, Acts 20:24, Luke 10:27)

EVIDENCE OF FAITH
Our core values are based on God’s Word and will be evidenced in the lives of church members.  The following five practices become the evidence of our maturing Faith:

1.  Fellowship with God – A growing relationship with God cultivated through careful study of His Word and prayer.

2.  Obedience to God’s Word – Choosing to do what God has revealed in Scripture in all areas of life.

3.  Stewardship of Life – Faithfully using everything God has entrusted to us to reflect His glory.

4.  Active Membership in the Body -Participation in the body of Christ (the church), regularly exercising Spiritual gifts, giving of time, talents, and resources, and a willingness to give and receive encouragement, admonishment, and teaching with love.

5.  Outward Focus –  Embracing the fullness of the Gospel and being transformed by it in such a way that we desire to live out and share God’s message with others.