Our pillars are a set of values that we identified as strengths of our church, and central to our identity. We believe they reflect not just who we are, but also who God is calling us to be even more. These are not to the exclusion of other ministries and endeavors, but they do establish an identity and a direction for our focus.
Our Vision Statement
Sharing God’s love to make followers of Jesus who serve all people.
The Five Pillars
We help people know the love of Jesus by proclaiming the gospel in our own lives, in our own spheres of influence, and by showing radical hospitality to those who come to our church. In the Bible we read that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? We are Evangelists.
We help people know the love of Jesus by becoming His hands and feet to a hurting world. Jesus said the most important commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. The second is to love your neighbor as yourself. Our neighbors have needs, and when we love them, we love God. We are Missionaries.
We help people know the love of Jesus by strengthening our families. Proverbs says to train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. And the Psalm says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.” Families are sacred, and the home is the incubator for God’s work in our lives. We are Family Builders.
We help people know the love of Jesus by fostering a deeper walk with Him. Jesus’ final commandment to his followers was, “Go…and make disciples of all nations.” He didn’t just say “make converts”. He said “make disciples” – wholly committed followers. God is calling our church to grow life-long disciples and leaders in all we do. We are Disciple Makers.
As children of the most high God, worship is a natural response to who He is. As King David wrote in Psalm 29, “Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” We are Worshipers.