Our Directives

 

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Mission Statement
“Sharing Christ’s love through discipling, gathering, serving, and worshiping.”
— as of September 2004.
Purpose Statement
“Be Christ-like”
— as of December 2010

Faith’s Values

1. We value the Word of God as His authority. We uphold the biblical truth as rooted in the scriptures. Psalm 119:9,11,16,105,133ff; Matthew 4:4;John 1:1; John 5:24; John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrew 4:12; James 1:18-23

2. We value Christ-centered communities. Our faith is expressed through a Four Community framework: Worshiping, Gathering, Discipling, and Serving Communities. Genesis 28:3; Colossians 3:12-17; Numbers 16:3, Jeremiah 30: 20

3. We value being compassionate to others. We seek to live with a servant’s-heart following Christ’s example, both locally and globally. Psalms 103:8; Mark 12:28-34; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 1:3-6

4. We value worship and music. As people of God, we express our faith through worshiping well in a variety of forms, emphasizing Word and Sacrament as a confessional church. Psalm 108:1-3; Romans 12:1-2

5. We value being learners. As a Christ-centered community, we believe that it is our task to nurture, equip, and develop – disciples for Christ through a learning and worshiping environment. Colossians 2:6-7; II Timothy 3:14-17

6. We value the gifts of others. We seek to identify and nurture one another’s spiritual gifts, equipping them for ministry. I Corinthians 12:1-11; Romans 12:4-8: I Corinthians 8 & 9

7. We value excellence. We believe that God deserves our very best; nothing more, nothing less; and nothing else. I Corinthians 14:12; Philippians 4:4-9

Our Vision:
Vision Statement

“We are called to be an intentional, caring-sharing community of seekers and believers, whereby all children of God can grow as learners and teachers in their faith and gifts through unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness.”
— as of December 2010