We express our values using GRACE as an acronym. Grace is not only key to our salvation, but is foundational to experiencing the whole Christian life. Each of these five values flow from God’s abundant grace to us which then prompts our response back to Him.
God has been lavish in blessing us with His Son, His Spirit, and His written Word. God also generously provides for us in tangible ways to meet our needs and gives resource to bless others. We love God back by being generous as He leads.
God’s heart and actions showcase his passion to restore and redeem. As a Father, God is constantly pursuing people so they would be rescued from darkness by putting their faith in Jesus. God longs that we would be restored into intimate relationship (with Him and others), life-giving purpose, and wholeness across every arena of our lives. While ultimate fulfillment will come in eternity for those who believe in Jesus, we pray, encourage, support, model, train, and resource people in their journey to Biblical restoration in this life.
Abiding leads to experiencing the life and power of Jesus flowing through us by the Holy Spirit. Abiding is living intentionally in order to maintain a life-giving connection with Jesus through obedience to His communication; faithfulness in prayer; sacrificial love towards others; and living in joy, worship, and fruitfulness. Abiding pleases God, transforms believers and bears fruit.
God designed us to need—and flourish—in loving, authentic, family – like relationships. Sadly, wounds from people and lies from the enemy often lead us toward isolation. We will pray, pursue, and create environments where people feel safe to belong, be real and experience the goodness of God together in communities focused on becoming like Jesus and doing what He did.
Encountering Jesus in Word & Spirit
We long to embrace the best of the Evangelical and Charismatic traditions and leave the worst of both behind. We desire to experience the power of God as we obey the Word of Jesus and are also sensitive to respond to the leading, filling, flowing, and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We want to live in that sweet spot where “Word & Spirit meet life.”