What We Value

Loving and serving Christ with a passion.  We seek to exalt Christ in our lives and ministries.  We also seek to stimulate a passion for loving and serving Christ among the people with whom we labor, both believers and nonbelievers (Phil. 3:10).
 
Living by faith in the promises of God.  We believe that God has given His people marvelous promises in His Word. We seek to claim the inheritance of these promises as we step out in faith and obedience, confident that He will do what He has said He would do (2 Pet. 1:4; Isa. 60:22).
 
Engaging in the spiritual disciplines.  We often discover and enjoy the love and grace our Father lavishes upon us as we engage in the spiritual disciplines.  Therefore, through His grace and strength, we joyfully walk in obedience to Him and commit ourselves to abiding in God's Word, cultivating a life of prayer, and living in community with our fellow believers (1 Tim. 4:7-8).
 
Treating one another with love, grace, dignity, and respect because of the wonder and worth of each individual.  Every individual is a wonderful and unique creation.  Because of each person's worth to God, the kingdom, and one another, we are concerned about the care, development, and reputation of every person.  We will treat one another with love, grace, dignity, and respect (Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. 12:7,14; Col. 3:12-13).
 
Sharing the Gospel by life and word in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to be meaningfully involved with those who do not know Christ in ways that demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel of the kingdom of God (2 Cor. 5:20; Col. 1:28-29).
 
Ministering life-to-life.  We seek to minister to one another out of intense, personal relationships.  Effective caring, nurturing, and equipping are most often done in the context of life-to-life relationships (1 Thess. 2:8).