Our Core Values

KINGDOM

God Still Speaks

Jesus has invited us into a relationship. He said that His sheep would know His voice and that the Holy Spirit would teach us all things. It’s natural for God to communicate with His family and important for us to listen, look, and learn His language and ways. (Isaiah 50:4-5; Matt. 4:4; John 10:26-28, 14:25, 16:13; Acts 2:17; 1 John 2:27; Num. 11:29)

Scripture calls us to earnestly desire the gift of prophecy, which is speaking on God’s behalf to strengthen, encourage and comfort people. So, we desire to say what the Father is saying in order to grow their identity and call out the purposes and treasure He has placed in them. (I Tim. 4:14-16; I Cor. 14:1-4, 24-25; Acts 13:1-3; Eph. 2:10; 1 John 4:17)

Prophecy is not “one-way communication” it involves two people hearing from God, the one who gives the word and the one who receives it. Therefore, with the help of the Holy Spirit, Scripture and the community, we judge the spirit and accuracy of the words we give and receive, holding on to what is good and letting go of what is not. (Thess. 5:19-22; 1 Cor. 14:29; Acts 21:10-22:30 (Agabus’ inexact prophecy); Acts 27:10, 22-24 (Paul’s prophecy Corrected by an angel)

The Bible is authoritative revelation, unlike any other, and nothing will be added to it. No accurate prophecy will contradict the Scripture (properly interpreted) or be considered equal with it. (Matt. 22:29; John 8:31-32; Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Thess. 2:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt. 7:15-20)

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

Supernatural Ministry

Jesus promised signs would follow believers and they would do even greater works than He. (Mark 16:15-18; John 14:12-14; Acts 2:17-18)

We believe all can be healed becasue jesus demonstrated the Father's will in healing all the sick and demonized. (Matt. 4:23; Matt. 9:35; Matt. 12:15; Matt. 14:14; Luke 9:11; Acts 10:38)

We owe the world an encounter with God and invitation to salvation because Jesus sent us to the world just as the Father sent Him. (Luke 10:1-23; Matt 5:14; John 20:21; John 17:18; Matt 28:18-19)

Nothing is impossible with God so no person or situation is beyond His ability to bring complete restoration. (Luke 1:34-37; Matt 17:20; Mark 10:25-27; 1 Cor 6:9-11; Ps. 103)

Faith requires us to step beyond fear and take risks while humbly honoring the environment in which we are ministering. (Matt 9:28-29; Matt 17:2; Math 14:24-33; Acts 3:1-10; Heb 11:1; James 2:14-18)

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

His Kingdom is Advancing

We have a big God and the devil is small and defeated! Yes, we are in a battle, but the outcome is not in doubt. (1 John 4:4; Rom. 8:31-39; John 12:31; 1 John 2:13; 1 John 5:4; Acts 4:23-31; Mark 5:1-11)

We believe and live the prayer, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.” Therefore, we partner with the King in natural and supernatural ways to create mercy, justice, and righteousness until He comes. (Matt. 6:9-10; Matt. 10:42; Matt. 25:40; Matt. 10:7-8; John 14:12)

Every believer is in full-time ministry because God is advancing His Kingdom, not just building His Church. Our work and effort, whether big or small, inside or outside the church, is sacred and valuable to God. (Col. 3:23-24; Dan. 6:3; Prov. 22:29; Is. 60:1-5; Matt. 13:31-32)

As the Kingdom advances, there will be resistance and conflict, but we expect the culture to be changed as people come to salvation and take their place in God’s plan for the world. (John 15:19-21; 2 Cor. 4:8-11; 2 Cor. 12:10; Luke 12:11-12; John 16:33; Acts 4:23-31)

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