A movement of diverse people living out God’s sacrificial love.
Raising biblical disciples who develop transparent relationships, sacrifice for others, and heal divisions.
Authenticity: Vulnerability and honesty, both as individuals and a corporate body, will be core to our identity. Without vulnerability, growth is handicapped, trust is lost, and dysfunction is fostered. We are okay with not being okay. (1 John 1:7-9)
Service: God’s Church is meant to be a people of love and good works. We will be generous. We will serve. We will sacrifice. We will love our neighbor. (Matthew 5:16, Matthew 22:36-40, Hebrews 10:24).
Unity in Diversity: The Church is a unity of different members, loving each other and working together for a greater purpose. Everyone has a voice and a role. We will build a community of people from different perspectives, ethnics, politics, and socio-economic standings. (Ephesians 4:1-13)
Family: The primary metaphor for the Church in the New Testament is that of family. The entirety of the Biblical narrative is relationally driven and seeks to bring peace between peoples. We will fight for relationships over anything else to build a healthy community. (Galatians 3:25-28; 4:5-7)
Roughly Right: God has used imperfect people, with imperfect methods, and imperfect theology. While this is no excuse for compromise, we also will embrace the fact that we will make mistakes and get things wrong. We value doing the best we can, but we won’t allow imperfections to prevent us from moving forward with God’s mission. (Hebrews 11-12:3)