Our Philosophy of Ministry is how we live out our identity and calling as a community. Part of our identity is to be Intentional, Relational, Spiritual, and Missional.
- We will make disciples by creating opportunities for people to begin with God and to grow as disciples to become mature followers of Jesus who go on to make disciples.
- We will equip and empower: Our leadership has the responsibility and authority to lead the body and equip it for the work of ministry. Spirit-empowered and directed, congregationally responsive and recognized leadership is a gift from God to the body for the building up of the body.
- We value healthy congregational life: We seek wholeness for individuals and the whole congregation. We believe that wholeness is developed in the context of relationships and we will care for one another in spiritual and practical ways.
- We establish our unity in our Christ-centered vision, which allows us to experience unity in the midst of diversity as we are fitted together in Christ.
- We will depend on God in Prayer: Our life and vitality as a congregation is dependent upon prayer.
- We are a force, not a fortress: We will be proactive and not reactive in the world.
- We will actively seek to expand the kingdom of God from our neighborhood to the nations by living as Christ’s ambassadors where we are.
When we take those core parts of who we are and bring them together our values and identity are expressed in how we live out our lives together. In fact, we want to live integrated lives where we are actively seeking to live out our identity and calling in everyday life:
- Intentional + Relational = Incarnational
- Relational + Spiritual = Transformational
- Spiritual + Missional = Supernatural
- Missional + Intentional = Faithful
- Faithful in the truth: Our statement of faith is a living expression of the doctrinal foundations upon which we stand.
- Faithfully serving others like Jesus did (Philippians 2).
- We seek to be Faithful, not Flashy.
- Everyone is called to be part of the Body of Christ and to fully function as representatives of Christ wherever they are.
- This is about Participation, not Perfection.
- God’s Truth and Grace bring freedom and transformation!
- Holisitic approach to discipleship and spiritual development: head, heart, hands
- We are called to be “naturally supernatural” as we live are filled with His Spirit and living for His purposes.
- We expect God to work through us with His signs, wonders, and miracles.