All of our core values are built upon this one principle value, the Lordship of Jesus.
Romans 10:9-12, 14:8-9; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Acts 2:36; Revelations 17:14, 19:16; Mark 12:36; John 13:13; Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:21
His Word is our truth.
The Word of God is the foundation of our lives. It is the standard for all of our actions. It is eternally relevant and unchanging. It is not only what we stand on but what we live from. Our heart is to obey The Word, not just hear The Word. All Scripture is God-breathed and imparts life to us. It is living and active, purifying our hearts, minds, and actions. God’s Word transforms us and renews the way we think. As this happens, the culture of the world is no longer the culture we live from.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; John 6:63; James 1:22; John 17:17; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:16; Psalm 119:9;
Matthew 5:18, 24:35
His blood makes us Family.
We have been adopted into the family of God through the blood of Jesus. He has made all of us members of the household of God. Because of this, we intentionally create family in our communities. We honor the Holy Spirit and how He has specifically placed each member in the body as it pleased Him. Our identity as sons and daughters of God is the place from which we live and the way we see each other. We value and honor each other as image-bearers of God. We seek to make room for the gifts of God in each individual. We honor all generations represented in the body of Christ by stewarding the inheritance left to us by previous generations in order to build a legacy for future generations.
Ephesians 1:3-7, 2:11-15, 2:19-22, Hebrews 10:25; 9:11-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28; Acts 2:42-47; Titus 2; Deuteronomy 6:1-7, Psalms 78; Romans 8:15-16
His Kingdom come is the cry of our hearts.
We belong to Jesus, the King. He has brought us out of darkness into His unshakeable and everlasting Kingdom - Earth is no longer our home. He has made us ambassadors and priests of His Kingdom. We seek His Kingdom first and give ourselves to the advancement of His will and reign on the earth until He returns. This Gospel of the Kingdom, or Good news, is to be displayed in our lives, words, and actions to expand His domain. We daily seek to live out His prayer, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
Matthew 6:9-10, 33; Colossians 1:13; Mark 16:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Revelation 1:5; John 14:12; Hebrews 12:28
His Presence is our pursuit.
The Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. The Spirit confirms with our spirit that we are children of God and members of His family. As sons and daughters, we were created to be in His presence and enjoy Him. As we pursue Him, we encounter the whole of who He is, and He transforms us into the image of Jesus. The Holy Spirit in us produces the character of Christ, which is the Fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit upon us empowers and equips us to be witnesses for Jesus. He is our Advocate, Helper, Counselor, Teacher, Leader, Guide, and Comforter. Daily partnership with the Holy Spirit transforms us and the world around us.
Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49; John 4:23, 14:16-17,16:7; Romans 8:14-17; Ps.27:4; Luke 10: 39-42; James 4:8; 1 Chronicles 16:11; Exodus 33:14-16
His life is the Pattern we follow.
Jesus modeled for us the life we are purposed to live. He invites all of us to: deny ourselves, pick up our cross, and follow Him. This means that we daily obey His commands and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. He is our life. In Him, we live, and move, and have our being. As we do this, we demonstrate the Life of Jesus to everyone around us. Living as a disciple of Jesus is a response to His Lordship in our lives. Making disciples of every nation is a commandment of Jesus for every believer. Through divine connections with other people, we pour our lives into them, teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded.
Matthew 16:24, 28:18-19; Luke 9:23; Philippians 3:7-10; 2 Timothy 2:2; Galatians 2:20; Romans 14:7-8; John 17:3
His Love compels us.
God is Love. We love Him as a response to His love for us. As we abide in Him, we abide in His love. It is this love that compels us and marks everything we do as followers of Jesus. Love is demonstrated by: surrender, obedience, honor, faith, patience, humility, etc.… His love sets us apart from the world and empowers us to love others as He does. We show that we are born of Him and know Him by the love we demonstrate one for another. We are known for His love because we are nothing without it.
1 John 3:18, 4:7-12,16-19; 1 Corinthians 13; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Ephesians 5:1; John 13:34-35, 15:9; Romans 5:5
His Resurrection is our resurrection.
Jesus is our Living Hope. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is what separates us from the world. Jesus is the Hope of the World. Without His resurrection, our faith is useless, and we are still dead in our sin! His resurrection gives us hope that we will be with Him forever. We have hope in the face of trials, persecution, and even death. This hope allows us to rejoice in our sufferings, and this hope does not disappoint. It is an anchor for our souls because The One who promised is faithful. This is the hope we declare to the world.
1 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 15:17, 55; Matthew 12:21; 1 Timothy 1:1; Hebrews 6:19, 10:23,11:1; Romans 5:1-5, 8:24-25 15:13; Ephesians 1:11-14
We are turning the World upside down.
The Gospel is the transforming power of Jesus Christ. This life-giving message has completely changed the way we live. Jesus has commissioned every believer to minister with His authority and power. Every believer is created to do great works in Christ, which He prepared in advance for us to walk in. As we co-labor with Jesus to fearlessly fulfill the Great Commission, we will engage our culture and transform it. We preach the Gospel, which is the transforming power of Jesus Christ. We love as powerfully as He has loved us, and we give ourselves to this work until everyone hears the good news. This begins in our neighborhoods and continues across the globe!
Romans 1:16-17, 8:19; Acts 17:6; Ephesians 2:10, 3:7-10, 4:11-12; 1 Peter 2:9;
2 Corinthians 5:20; Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:18-19