[Psalm 1:1-3; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17; Titus 1:9]
We strive to be people who are biblically based. We have submitted ourselves to the authority of the Scriptures. We believe the Bible is entirely true; therefore it will be the source and ultimate measure of our teaching, ethics, and practices. We seek to live our lives guided by the principles taught in the Bible.
[Luke 18:1-5; John 3:27; John 15:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:17]
We strive to be people who are prayerfully dependent. We desire to fully rely on God for strength, provision, guidance, wisdom, inspiration and direction. We seek to express our dependence through a lifestyle of prayer.
PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO JESUS CHRIST
[Matthew 16:24; Mark 1:16-20; Philippians 3:10]
We strive to be people who are fully devoted to Jesus Christ in every area of life. We desire to follow Him faithfully and worship Him passionately.
[1 Peter 1:15-16; Ephesians 5:1-4; Hebrews 10:24]
We strive to be people who are morally pure. We desire to live with integrity and spur one another on towards personal holiness. We will seek to make ethical and moral choices as empowered by the Holy Spirit that are consistent with the character of Jesus Christ.
[Mark 12:41-44; Luke 12:33-34; 2 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Timothy 6:18-19]
We strive to be people who are personally generous. Jesus exemplified the greatest expression of generosity when he gave his life as a ransom for us. We seek to discover and develop our God given gifts and to give freely, sacrificially, and cheerfully of our time, talents, and resources in response to God's gracious giving to us.
[Philippians 1:6; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 2:52]
We strive to be people who are consistently growing. We desire to grow in unity and maturity with God and each other. We embrace that God's work in each person is a unique and dynamic process and will trust the Holy Spirit to renew our minds and empower us to grow in knowledge, faith, hope, and love.
[Ephesians 5:21; Colossians 3:13; Hebrews 10:25; John 13:1-17, 35]
We strive to be people who are relationally healthy. We desire to embody joyful and celebrative community in our church and to display Christ-like love in all our relationships (with family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, etc.). We will seek to love, care for, encourage, serve, and submit to others in ways that promote emotional, relational, and spiritual health.
[1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Acts 13:13-52, 17:16-34]
We strive to be people who are culturally relevant. We desire to present the unchanging gospel of Jesus through ever changing means in an ever shifting culture. Instead of creating an inward church culture, we seek to understand and celebrate the diversity of our community. We will seek to be innovative and pursue excellence in all we do to inspire worship of our creative God.
[James 1:27; Luke 10:25-36; 1 Timothy 2:1-2]
We strive to be people who are socially responsible. We desire to make a deep positive impact in our community and world by being actively engaged citizens and caring for God's creation. We will seek to serve our community and beyond by pursuing justice in ways that are compassionate, personal, and practical as a means of bringing glory to God.
[Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-14; Ephesians 4:15; Genesis 1:27]
We strive to be people who are graciously truthful. Out of a belief that a true reconciliation with God is only available through repentance and faith in Jesus we have a deep passion to see people come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. In the pursuit of making this truth known we commit ourselves to treating all people with dignity and worth regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, or cultural background because all people are made in God's image and are loved by their creator. We seek to equip and encourage one another to love and pursue those who do not yet know Jesus in tactful, loving, and relevant ways.