School of Ministry
We believe that anything worth living for is worth fighting for, and our passions represent what God has called our church to strive for with excellence and tenacity.
1. WELCOME WHO JESUS WELCOMED; PEOPLE WHO’VE GIVEN UP ON CHURCH, BUT NOT ON GOD.
Inviting people to belong with us before they believe, in friendship and at church.
Never mocking or belittling those with whom we disagree.
Clarity in Christian essentials; freedom in cultural, political and Biblical matters; and ultimately, love in all things.
LOVE LIKE JESUS; WITH GRACE AND TRUTH.
Worship, teaching and small group communities that reflect Biblical grace and truth.
Cultivating a culture of grace and understanding where it’s safe to reveal woundedness without a risk of rejection, in order to create space for God’s healing.
Growing in our passion for scripture by studying it individually and together.
LIVE LIKE JESUS; ON THE MISSIO DEI.
Rejecting “consumer Christianity” and rather spending ourselves for the sake of others.
Setting goals for 100% of Ministry Partners to have a short-term, cross-cultural mission experience.
Traveling near and far, to serve people who are like us, and not like us, people who are hungry for God or hungry for food.
JOURNEY LIKE JESUS; DOING LIFE TOGETHER.
Leading every child, student and adult to belong in a Christ-centered small group community.
Partnering with parents in the spiritual and character development of their children and youth.
“Doing a few things well” as a life-giving principle for personal, family and church schedules.
LEAD LIKE JESUS; TOWARDS MORE AND BETTER DISCIPLES, LEADERS AND CHURCHES.
Influencing others through personal relationships.
Utilizing creative influence through relevant subject matter, engaging art forms and compelling personal stories.
Creating strategic opportunities to raise up one more disciple, leader and church at a time.