- Connect to our Community – We value missional living. Everybody is a missionary.
- Connect our Community to Christ – Everyday evangelism.
- Care for one Another – We are family. We care deeply for each other.
- Cultivate the Gifts – We value Training, Releasing, and Sending.
Connect to our Community
In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus, in a declaration to the disciples, makes the statement now known as The Great Commission. We are unable to escape this command, and as such we are called to GO. It does not say to have them come to the church, rather it commands us to go. As such, we endeavor to go to our community and be used by the Lord to influence our community. We are called to influence where we live, where we work, and where we worship.
Connect our Community to Christ
With the command to go is the command to CONNECT people to Christ. We are not called to just go, but to go and make disciples of all nations, to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are called to teach them about the Word of God and train them in the things of God, and we are confident that He is with us to the very end.
Care for One Another
Jesus shows us a picture of how internal heart change should lead to external action in Mark 12:29-31. The inescapable truth that we are called to Love God and Love People is loud and clear. As a result, we must CARE for those who Jesus allows us to influence.
It is clear from Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 12-14 that we have all been given gifts by the Holy Spirit. The purpose of receiving those gifts is stated in 1 Corinthians 12:7, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” This being truth, it is our desire, and to our benefit, to see those entrusted to this body understand, CULTIVATE, and use the gifts God has willingly given them. We will be a better body of believers as a result.