Our Values

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.