The following are terms descriptive of who we are and why we do what we do. They describe the “soul of the fellowship”:
BIBLICAL AUTHORITY: The Bible is the highest source of written authority for God’s plan for His people; it reveals how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, and priorities are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.
CHRISTLIKENESS: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will for all people. In Christ is found the highest and most practical meaning and clearest example for holy living or godliness. Christ is both our example and strength as we pursue faith, hope, and love.
DISCIPLE-MAKING: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong focus on sharing his message of grace and journeying together in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in the gathering of Christ-followers.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: We realize that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily given from an organization, but earned and manifested by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and others gladly. We desire to be leaders in serving.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY: There is God-given value in every person. Unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in light of the wide range of differences in personality, culture, race, talents, and perspectives. Valuing each other eliminates devaluation and allows us to truly share Christ-like love to one another.