Our Core Values

IDENTITY

God is Good

Jesus reveals the love and priorities of the Father in His ministry and sacrifice – He is perfect theology. (Hebrews 1:2-3; Colossians 1:19, 2:9; John 1:1,18, 3:16-17, 14:6-7, 8:1-11,19)

The enemy comes to steal and kill, but Jesus comes to destroy demonic works and give us abundant life. (John 10:9-11; 1 John 3:8; Matthew 9:11-13)

God describes Himself as gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. God is good and, by nature, in a good mood. (Psalms 103:8-14; Numbers 14:18; Zephaniah 3:17; Galatians 5:22-23; Matthew 7:11; Exodus 34:5-7)

God Is good regardless of our circumstances. (Nahum 1:7; Romans 5:8, 8:28-32; James 1:17)

God is generous. As we remember and retell what He has done in testimonies, He’s able and eager to do it again. (John 3:16; Revelation 12:11, 19:10; Joshua 4:1-9)

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

Salvation Creates Identity

Jesus has won absolute victory! We are forgiven and freed from the enemy's power of sin, sickness, lies and torment, so now we operate in the power of righteousness, healing, truth and joy! (Romans 6:4;Romans 8:1-4;Romans 8:14-16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)

We are adopted as royalty into God’s family and commanded to help others be reconciled to God and come “home.” (John 1:12;Romans 8:14-16; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)

We are simultaneously servants, children, and trusted friends of our Lord (Matt. 23:10-12; John 15:15; John 1:12)

We are new creations, not merely “sinners saved by grace,” but saints who have been given His righteousness. (2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 1:17; Romans 3:28; Romans 8:29-30)

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

Responsive to Grace

We experience both the astounding, undeserved love God has for us and His ongoing power to transform us. His transforming love and power are inseparable from one another. (John 3:16-17; Eph. 1:4-5; Rom. 5:6-11; Heb. 1:1-3)

God scandalously loves His "lost" creation and extends grace, empowering believers to love Him and others at a higher standard than the law. (Rom. 5:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:14-18; Rom. 6:11-14; Matt. 5.21-28)

Deeply experiencing grace is key to overcoming sin and failure. The Father’s love keeps us from focusing on sin or hiding in shame if we fail. Grace teaches us righteousness. (Eph. 3:14-21; 2 Cor. 3:17-18; John 17:21-23)

Experiencing God’s generosity in grace breaks the mentality that “There won’t be enough” and moves us to be generous with all our resources just like our Father. (Rom. 8:31-32; Matt. 7:11; Jer. 29:11; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Acts 2:44-45)

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