Our Core Values

Gospel Centrality

The Gospel is the good news that God is redeeming the world through the coming of His kingdom through the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is the message that we are saved from our sins through Christ’s death on the cross, burial and resurrection that gives us hope for eternal life. The Gospel is a free gift of grace that should permeate the way we see the God, the world and it should transform how we relate to other people. When we allow it to shape our perspectives, our practices, our disciplines, our communities and our very hearts, we are practicing Gospel Centrality. It is not just a belief but the power to make all things new and restore the world to what it was always meant to be.

Authentic Community

Once we understand the power of the gospel to restore broken people, we no longer need to pretend to be something we are not. Authentic community is a community of people that are committed to living more honest, transparent and self-giving lives because we no longer need to hide our true selves or fear how others will view us. Becoming a disciple is a journey in which everyone is at a different point but headed in the same direction. It is the practice of loving your neighbor as yourself and helping “flesh-out” the kingdom of God in the lives of those around us.

Word of God

The Scriptures are the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. The content of the scriptures are sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews
4:12) When the Word of God is approached with reverence and we fully embrace it’s teachings in the way in which they were intended to be used, they will be trustworthy to lead us to know God and to fully experience His Kingdom.

Transformational Discipleship

Following the life, teachings and example of Jesus Christ is discipleship. We believe that true discipleship doesn’t just teach us about Jesus, but actually transforms the way we interact and live in the world. While discipline is a significant calling to disciples, discipline alone will not allow us to fully experience Christ unless we allow our hearts and minds to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is a process of learning and teaching; growing and helping others grow; striving and failing and striving again.

Seek the Good of the City

We believe that God loves all of humanity and desires for us to seek the good of everyone that we come in contact with. We seek the good of the city when we take up Jesus’s call to share truths about the Kingdom of God so others may know Christ as well as to help alleviate pain and suffering in Jesus’ name and to help others see the magnificent grace of God. We believe the calling of the church is to work together with others who share this vision including churches of other denominations, non-profits and organizations seeking to better the city for those who live in it.