Our 6 Core Values

Our Core Values – How We Approach Ministry and People and Our Mission

  • Core Value 1 - Love – We will love God through “total life worship”

    What this means:

    • We are always worshiping. 
    • Worship is the choice of where we place our attention and affection daily. 
    • Church, family and private worship are all vital to a thriving Christian life. 
    • We take responsibility for maintaining a loving atmosphere in our church. (Romans 12:10; 1 Thess. 5:11) 
    • We love God by the way we treat each other, starting in the home and flowing to every other area of life. (Deut. 6:4-9; 1 Timothy 3:5; 1 Thess. 5:11)
  • Core value 2 - Serving – Life means more when We serve others

    • God has a fulfilling plan for Everyone to make a unique, meaningful contribution to the Kingdom of God
    • God has a purpose for everyone. 
    • We can all contribute to the Kingdom of God and His church. 
    • Serving includes our attitude, not just our actions. Phil 2.
    • We find fulfillment in spending our life, not saving it.
    • God has made everyone with different abilities, backgrounds, and passions to make our contribution effective. We teach the importance of understanding our God given S.H.A.P.E. (1 Cor. 12:12-31)
    • We need and pray for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit for effectiveness in ministry. (Ephesians 6:18)
    • Our first ministry is in our home.
    • We are to be givers in every way, including our tithes and offerings(2 Cor. 9:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2)
    • A contributing heart is formed in the home as parents and children serve together in mission related projects.
  • Core value 3 -  Sharing – “We share to help others know God and grow”

    • We seek to help others find a relationship with Jesus
    • God loves everyone and wants them to know true life through His Son, Jesus (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9-10; 2 Cor. 5:21)
    • The gospel is the power of God for salvation, it always has been and always will be.
    • We work strategically; while at the same time put our entire reliance on the power of God’s Spirit and His Word to transform people. (Titus 3:5; Rom. 1:16)
    • It is our responsibility to adapt to reach people where they are at helping them to know Jesus from there. (Acts 8:29-38; Luke 24:13-27)
    • We are willing to invest our lives and resources locally, nationally, and internationally to reach people. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
    • Family is first front for effective evangelism. (Deut. 6)

  • Core value 4 - Connecting – “We grow best in relationships with others”

    • We grow when we Share life and faith in supportive relationships with others
    • We are called to belong, not just believe. (Acts 2:42; Rom. 12:10)
    • A person is designed by God to grow in community with other believers. (Acts 2:42; Heb. 3:13, 10:24; 1 Cor. 15:33)
    • Christianity is not a spectator sport. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
    • Support, accountability, fellowship, sharing life and sharing faith happen best in small groups.
    • Carrying another's burdens, encouraging each others, and praying for each other are vital to the life of a church body.

  • Core Value 5 - Growing – God’s Love Motivates us to grow in to the person only he can form.

    • God wants us to become more like Jesus(Matt. 5:48; Phil. 2:5; John 13:15)
    • God meets us where we are and helps us grow from there. (Luke 24:13-27)
    • Continuing growth is natural to a person who has given their heart to Christ. (Col 2:6)
    • Love (not guilt) motivates healthy spiritual maturity. (1 Cor. 13:8-13)
    • Discipleship is a process, not a one time event. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23) 
    • As we mature spiritually, it is evidenced by our renewed mind, the attitudes of the heart, and in our actions. (Gal.5:16-26)
    • Discipleship must be intentional, practical and applicable to life.
    • Discipleship must be more than INFORMATION; it must lead to Biblical TRANSFORMATION. (Rom. 12:2; Acts 9:1-31)
    • We know we are to train ourselves to be godly, but we do so only in strong cooperation with the work of the Holy Spirit.
    • Every parent needs to be encouraged and assisted in the task discipling their own children. The church will support the effort in the home with children’s programs. (Deut. 6)

  • Core value 6 - Family – The home and church must be congruent.

    • Gods plan is for faith to be practiced in the home
    • Faith must be applied to everyday life to be real (James 1:22 / James 2)
    • Faith when taught in the home it effects all generations and brings Gods life and blessing to a household. (Deut. 6)
    • There must be congruence between what happens in church and what happens in our homes
    • There is a ‘church’ that meets in every home every day.
    • A parents first task is to train their children in the ways of Lord. (Eph 6)
    • Faith is better caught at home than taught in a class.
    • Those without Christian parents need spiritual mentors which the church should provide.
    • Single parent homes need extra support from a church family.
    • Read more about Faith At Home