AUTHENTICITY: We want to be real, share our struggles, share our victories, encourage others, and have an attitude of accountability.
James 5:16 (MSG) Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
BIBLE ENGAGEMENT: The Bible is good for forming our beliefs, showing us the way to go, helping us get back on track, and changing our lives from the inside out.
2 Timothy 3:15–17 (MSG) …There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. 17 Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
CURRENT COMMUNICATION: We embrace the message of the Bible and we seek to get that message out using teaching, life-experiences, and joyful worship.
Ecclesiastes 12:10 (MSG) The Quester did his best to find the right words and write the plain truth.
DOING LIFE TOGETHER: In community you pray for each other, serve with one another, have fun together, grow together, and experience life together.
Hebrews 10:24–25 (MSG) Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, 25 not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.
EXCELLENCE: We do our level best in all that we do, whether it’s our communication and music, the greeting in the parking lot, the FREE coffee and treats in our clean building, or the way we have ministry for the whole family.
Philippians 4:8 (MSG) Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
FAITH: Faith in Jesus Christ is the firm foundation that makes life worth living and because of our faith in Christ, we can find hope, joy, peace, and abundant life!
Romans 15:13 (MSG) Oh! May the God of great hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
GROWTH: We want you to grow in your love for God, love for others, and your desire to make an impact right where you are.
Ephesians 3:16–19 (MSG) I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—17 that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, 18 you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! 19 Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.