Our Core Values

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Focused on His Presence

God delights in us and has always desired to be with us. We focus on His presence because we have discovered He is focused on us. (Eph. 1:4-5; Zeph. 3:17; John 6:44; Jer. 31:3; Ps. 65:4)

Our first ministry is to God. When we recognize Him, we are moved to worship with joyous passion and encounter Him in prayer, the Word, and fellowship throughout the day. (Ps. 27:4; Luke 10:42; James 4:8; Ps. 23:6; Ps. 23:6; Ps. 26:8; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, Ps. 1:1-3)

Purposely cultivating hunger for God’s manifest presence and openness to the Holy Spirit experiences deepens our friendship with God and the awareness that we carry His presence for the sake of the world. (Ps. 73:28; John 1:16; Ps. 107:9; Matt. 5:6; Is. 55:1-2; 1 Cor. 3:16)

As a lifestyle, we focus on Him while we minister and attempt to say what God is saying and do what He is doing. (John 5:19-20; 5:30; 12:49-50; 14:10; 1 John 4:16-17)

What does it look like? We are not saying...

Creating Healthy Families

We are adopted into God’s family, so we intentionally create family and community wherever we go. (Eph. 2:19; Acts 2:44-47; Gal. 6:10; 1 Peter 2:17; Heb. 2:11)

We think like healthy family members by doing what’s best for the whole environment and submitting to one another and by not being selfish. (Eph. 5:21; Gal. 5:13; Phil. 2:3; Rom. 12:9-21)

We purposely grow our individual capacity to trust and be trusted in covenant relationships as we empower and confront one another to live out who we truly are. (Matt. 18:15; 1 Cor. 4:14-21; 1 Thess. 5:14)

We are loyal, and loyalty is demonstrated most radically when people fail. We don’t punish and abandon them to save face or convince the world that we hate sin, but work to see them restored. (Matt. 18:15; John 8:1-11; Gal. 6:1; Ps. 141:5; 1 Cor. 4:21)

What does it look like? We are not saying...

God’s Word Transforms

The goal of Scripture is to bring us into relationship with the Author and transform us into His likeness. (Ps. 119:105; Matt. 4:4; 2 Cor. 3:15-18; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; James 1:22-25 )

We encounter God in the Word, and faith is released into our lives. As we study Scripture, it empowers us who God is, who we are and how He wants us to live. (Ps. 119:105; Matt. 7:24-28; John 8:31-32; John 17:17; Rom. 10:17; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:1-13; 1 Thess. 2:13; Col. 3:15-17)

The Word of God is the source of infallible authority by which we judge all insight and prophetic revelation. (Prov. 30:5-6; Matt. 22:29; John 8:31-32; Col. 1:6-9; 2 Thess. 2:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21)

What does it look like? We are not saying...