Having been loved so extravagantly by God, we live to precipitate that same love unconditionally to others. As this love is distributed, true justice is realized and our identity as Christ’s followers is known.
Everyone everywhere is worshipping something. It is indicative of how we were designed from birth. This value reveals the very purpose of our existence. As God’s truth is unfolded more and more in our lives, our proper response is one of true worship. This is so much more than a style of singing or a line item on our church agenda, but a life lived in complete awe of the glory of God.
Everything we do centers around Christ and seeing Him fully formed in every member of our assembly. It is the last assignment that Jesus gave us before he ascended to the Father. Once we come into the faith, our journey of change is not complete, but is only beginning.
Everyone’s searching for truth. Some look to the wisdom of philosophers, others look to education. Some say there is no truth, while others say truth can only be found within. In an age of rampant relativity, we believe that absolute truth still exists and is available to us. Jesus absolutely declared, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” He is still knowable and wants to be known, by the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of Truth. His word guides us to the full revelation of who He is and that all things find their ultimate meaning and purpose in Him.
When God incarnate decided to invade the course of human history, he demonstrated the perfect missional precedence for us to follow. Jesus, taking on human form and living within the culture, ate, worked and lived his life before people so that those around him could see and experience what God was truly like. And because God is a sending Father, we are all indigenous missionaries sent into our culture to restore all things back to God through Jesus. It is with this “sense of sentness” that we strive to live our lives and fulfill the Great Commission.
The glory of God existed in eternity past in a perfect fellowship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that we were created to also live in community with one another. As we do this, God is glorified and His glory is displayed throughout the earth. Therefore, we will sacrificially serve one another in authentic community. Jesus exemplified this value when he chose twelve men to join him on a mission that forever changed the earth.
Jammed into the junk drawer of spiritual terminology, prayer has been reduced to a desperate 911 plea to heaven, or some ritualistic spiritual activity void of true power. But we believe that prayer is not an event but a lifestyle. It is communion and communication with God and is meant to be one of the most exciting aspects of being a Christian.