Growing in a relationship with God is going deeper in the gospel. The gospel is the good news of Jesus. We believe that everything points back to the glory of God through the finished work of Jesus in his life, death and resurrection. That is the foundation of who we are as believers and who we are as a church. We are gospel-centered because the gospel stands at the center of God’s redemptive plan, and in it, we see Him most clearly for Who He is and what He has done. Everything we do will be built on that foundation.
The church isn’t an event, it’s a group of people living in life-on-life relationships together. That means that the weekday is just as important as the weekend. We want to be a church that lives in authentic, transparent relationships with the ability to be vulnerable. We have created a safe space for this in our Community Groups. These groups are based around where you live so that you can do life together. Growing as disciples of Christ happens by living in community where accountability, love and service take place as a result of our gospel-identity. We want to put the gospel on display in the way we love one another by being in regular intentional community (John 13:34-35).
The Church is a movement that was established by Jesus, it’s the vehicle He’s given his message to. As those who have been restored through the finished work of Jesus, we have been charged to be ambassadors of restoration to a lost and broken world. Missional living isn’t an initiative, a program or an event, it is a lifestyle. It’s not about adding things to your life it’s about intersecting what you already have with gospel intentionality. The gospel should overflow into everyday life through love, service and hospitality. In everything that we do, we’re looking for ways to show and share the good news of Jesus to people in our neighborhood, workplace, community and around the world. This is why we exist, the church is God's plan for reaching the world with the gospel!
We are a church that lives on mission together for the sake of making disciples who love God and practices what Jesus taught. Disciple-making happens through relationships, we want to invite people into a community of Christ-followers to learn what it means to follow Jesus. That means that we have to pursue those who don’t know Jesus and teach them about Jesus, and then invite them to join in replicating this. Our goal isn’t presenting information, it’s life transformation. We want to see people surrender to Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and commit to Jesus’ family and mission. When true disciple-making happens within a church you begin to see generational life change that lasts. We want to be a church that reproduces itself locally, nationally and internationally by making disciples and planting gospel-centered churches.
The Bible is clear that the good news of Jesus is for all people, no one culture is more godly than others. All cultures have both God honoring traits, as well as and sinful traits. Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:19-20 compels us to engage with people that look different as we respond to the gospel. When we do that we are able to get a better glimpse of who God is through the people he has made in His Image. We want to be a church that relinquishes cultural preferences for the sake of gospel unity. Our hope is to reflect a foretaste of what’s to come where every tribe and every tongue are worshiping God together (Revelation 5:9-10, Revelation 7:9-10). A multi-ethnic church puts on display the unifying power of the gospel for the world to see (Ephesians 2).
The gospel is in and of itself the greatest act of generosity that mankind has ever been offered. In addition, it is stark reminder that we do not deserve anything. Everything that we have has been graciously given to us as a display of God’s grace with the purpose of pointing us back to him. That means that we are not owners, rather we are stewards. We want to be a church that responds to the gospel by being generous stewards of our time, talent and treasure. Our goal is to leverage what God has given us for for His kingdom and not our own. Generosity strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. (James 1:17; Ephesians 5:15-16; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Acts 20:35)