vision & values

 

Vision

To be an Acts 2:42 fellowship of believers

 

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship,

to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

 

Values

Value 1 : Passion for Lost People

  • Scripture: Luke 5:30-32; I Cor. 9:19-23
  • We value lost people - those who do not yet have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This includes those in our own community as well as those globally.  We will do whatever we can within Scriptural bounds to reach the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Value 2: Bible Saturation

  • Scripture: Colossians 3:16
  • We value the Bible. There is purpose behind the word “saturation”.  We don’t want to be simply Bible “based”. In other words, the Bible isn’t just something we consult on occasion or use as a prop.  A church that is Bible-saturated not only consults the Bible but is saturated and permeated with God’s Truth.

Value 3: Prayer

  • Scripture: Eph. 6:18; 2 Chron. 7:14
  • We value prayer. It’s one thing to say we value prayer and quite another to practice the discipline of prayer. Prayer as a value insists that it is a part of all we do. It is a part of our meetings. It is a part of our community. It is a ministry we engage in with those in need. It is a life practice expected of our leadership and members.

Value 4: Spiritual Growth

  • Scripture: Colossians 1:28
  • We value spiritual growth or “progress”.  Spiritual growth implies “movement”. We want people to have an encounter with God, His Truth, and His Son so that they can experience a change which leads to maturity. We want anyone who walks through the doors of our church to be able to plug into a process leading them to maturity.

Value 5: Relationships

  • Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
  • We value relationships. The word “relationship” implies “fellowship”.  We want to do life together as a church body and connect beyond the casual and superficial. We want a community of passionate worshipers who understand and practice relationship.

Value 6: Multiplication of Servant-Leaders

  • Scripture: Matt. 20:25-28; 2 Tim. 2:1-2
  • We value leaders who multiply leaders.  In other words, we value not just leaders who can lead, but who can also develop others to lead as well. The heart of this type of leader needs to be characterized by the word “servant” which implies humility, teachability, and an “others first” approach.