THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that the local church is the mechanism by which the Gospel is spread. In other words, “The local Church, with Jesus as it's leader, is the hope of the world.” It is the local bodies that transform communities, cities and nations.
By serving families, we strengthen the gospel in our communities. Family units drive everything in our church. When families are strengthened, our church is strengthened.
SIMPLE IS BETTER
If something is vague, unclear, or complicated, it needs to be simplified. Simplicity is a high value that we strive to accomplish in our people, staff and communities.
We are more concerned with the people we are trying to reach than the people we are trying to keep. We will not cater to personal preference in our mission to reach our city.
We are future driven. If we see change coming, it is better for us to start making shifts in that direction as opposed to waiting to move all at once. Unnecessary losses can be prevented by making shifts in systems, processes and people.
HONOR & LOYALTY
Honor is essential to pleasing God and we will strive to give honor to every person we come into contact with regardless of their merit. We are willing to suffer through the good and the bad with our people as long as they stay committed to the process.
We don't short-change our kids. They get our best leaders, funding and efforts. Children and students are at the forefront of everything we do. We don't give them our left-overs, they get our very best.
Who will be standing on our shoulders in 20 years and how can we make the Church better for them? We will plan the present with the future in mind.
CULTURE OF CHANGE
Everything that is alive & growing changes. Our message never changes but our approach will. Change is the first thing that will be considered when evaluating our effectiveness as a church.
WHAT WE'RE FOR
We will speak vision and life over our people. We will lift up the message of Jesus rather than use our platform to condemn. We truly believe that it is the goodness of God that leads people to real life change.
We desire a broad impact on our communities by growing wider in more places instead of building higher in one place. We are a church-planting church.
Innovation is valued higher than creativity. We will take things that work and make them better. We don't wait until something is broken to fix it; we constantly innovate systems and models of ministry to make them better align with our mission and vision.