Passionate Spirituality

Because God is our source of life, we pursue Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Demonstrated by…a daily commitment to worship, prayer, and the Word that is openly expressed not only at church, but at home, work, and play.

(Jer. 29:13; Mark 12:30; John 15:5)

Authentic Relationships

Because God created us for community, we devote ourselves to building healthy relationships.

Demonstrated by…engaging in life together with transparency, humility, compassion, and a commitment to speaking the truth in love.

(Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:15-16; Eph. 4:14-15; 1 John 4:10-12)

Environment of Grace

Because God accepts us and wants to make us whole, we freely extend His grace to everyone.

Demonstrated by…modeling mutual acceptance in a way that welcomes the broken, promotes forgiveness, allows freedom to fail, and brings out God’s best in everyone.

(Rom. 15:7; 2 Cor. 12:9; Eph. 2:8-9)

Unity in Diversity

Because God unites us in the essentials, we can celebrate diversity in the non-essentials.

Demonstrated by…maintaining a shared loyalty to Jesus Christ, our vision, and our core beliefs, while promoting a diversity of spiritual gifts, regardless of racial, social, and spiritual backgrounds.

(John 17:20-23; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 2:14)

Wholehearted Service

Because God is worthy, we give Him the best of what He has given us.

Demonstrated by…a willingness to enthusiastically give our time, talents, and treasures in a way that honors God and inspires people.

(1 Chron. 21:24; 1 Chron. 29:10-14; Matt. 25:14-29; Col. 3:23-24)

Intentional Outreach

Because God loves people who are lost, we love people who are lost.

Demonstrated by…personally and corporately focusing time, attention, and resources toward people outside the church locally, regionally, and globally .

(Matt. 9:35-38; Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:14-15)