We are a people of courageous compassion looking to the needs of others more than the needs of our own.
Matthew 9:36 ”When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
2. The Local Church
We believe in the local church, a family of believers is the hope for its community and the world.
2:19-22 ”Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”
3. Laughter is Key
We will laugh loud and often. We believe there is nothing more fun than being a part of Christ’s Church.
Psalm 4:7 “Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.”
4. Sacrificial Living
We give up things we love for things we love even more. We are contributors not consumers. Our membership exists for the non-members. We will be fueled by God to reach the lost.
Matthew 5:41 “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
5. Intentionally Strategic
We are all gifted by God to have maximum impact when we have an organized strategy.
Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
6. Bold Faith
We are big thinkers and big risk takers. We will set impossible goals that can only be reached by a big God.
Romans 4:18-22 “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”[a] 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
7. God’s Best
When we align our lives with God’s best for us, we can all have the abundant life that God has designed for each of us.
John 15:7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”