Our Values express the 4 directions that motivate all of our actions.
1. Horizontal – Us to One Another
We value people; meaning we are passionate about equipping, including, and nurturing all people in their spiritual gifts and spiritual growth – leading to true Christian community.
2. Vertical – Us to God and God to Us
We value the presence of God; meaning we are passionate about worship, prioritizing personal and corporate prayer, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
3. Internal – God in Us
We value authentic Christianity; meaning we are passionate about the truth of God’s Word that leads us to repentance and righteousness.
4. External – Us to the World
We value advancing the Kingdom of God; meaning that we are passionate about missions, church planting, and working with other churches to reach our city.
Our Vision is to Saturate our City and our World with the Heart of God.
We accomplish this by passionately loving God with all of our heart and passionately loving people with all of his heart.
Our Mission is to exercise influence for Christ through Witness, Word, and Worship.
1. Witness – as an outreach center
Basis: Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses…
Approach: 5 ways we saturate our community with God’s heart
Pray. We will stand in the gap before the Lord on behalf of our city. Ezekiel 22:30
Plant. We will sow the seed of God’s heart through the Gospel in our city. 1 Corinthians 3:6
Serve. We will find ways to freely serve people in this community. Matthew 25:40
Give. We will give sacrificially to bless our community. Matthew 10:8
Live. We will demonstrate our faith by how we live our lives. James 2:17-18
2. Word of God – as an equipping center
Basis: Ephesians 4:12 (NKJV) for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for edifying… the body of Christ.
Approach: The Christian journey
In Alpha we DISCOVER the journey
In Journey Together (Membership class) we COMMIT to the Journey.
In Journey Classes we LEARN the Journey.
In Journey Groups we LIVE the Journey.
3. Worship – as a worship and prayer center
Basis: Matthew 21:13 “It is written,” He said to them, “My house will be called a house of prayer…”
Approach: Develop a 24/7 worship and prayer center