We exist to be a people who daily love God, love one another and reach out. It is our deep desire to not simply be a “building” that houses a church, but to see a gathering of disciples live as the church. Simply put, we desire to see a church that lives as a worshiping community of missional disciples.
We exist to be worshipers of God. Understanding that God is our Creator and Gracious Redeemer gives us purpose and direction in life.Therefore, our desire is to proclaim the beauty and majesty of God – to show that he is worthy of our worship in all we do and with all we are.
We are created to exist in community. As those created in the image of God, we reflect the triune nature of God who exists in perfect community as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.This means that church is not intended to be a loose collection of spiritually minded people, but a family of worshipers that reflect the image of God, unified in Jesus.This community will be visible as people gathering together in community groups to love and serve each other and their neighbors.This is where the gospel comes to life.
We live as those who are sent and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Just as the Father sent the Son into the world, so too the Son has sent his church into the world. Therefore, to live as a disciple means that we live on mission with Jesus. This will be expressed as disciples adopt the posture of a missionary – to learn, listen to and love the culture locally and globally. In doing so, the church announces the salvation accomplished by the Son through the proclamation of the gospel while working and praying for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
We cannot properly worship, serve or proclaim a God that we do not know.Therefore, we strive to create a culture devoted to Scriptural study in order to help us grow in our love for Jesus and people.We must view the world and culture through the story of the Scriptures.We realize that we must become practical students of Jesus if we are serious about being missional disciples in today’s culture.