Guided by the Bible and the historic Christian confessions below, we are building a culture that seeks to live out our identity and purpose…
Relationally – As children of our heavenly Father and brothers and sisters of His Son Jesus we are committed to practicing generous hospitality, authenticity and transparency in the context of trusting relationships.
Holistically – We desire for people to encounter God in various ways by drawing from Three Streams of historic Christianity, ministering in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to the whole person (heart, soul, mind, and body), and equipping every member in ministries that reflect their unique gifts, skills, and calling.
Missionally – We live with an intentionality that is shaped and nurtured by the good news (“gospel”) of Jesus Christ, adjusts to the interests, needs, and life-rhythms of those we are called to serve, and is filled with joy. 🙂
We also want our life together to be increasingly characterized by…
Humility – We embrace a humility of attitude, heart and spirit that anticipates that we are incomplete as individuals, as a community, and in our understanding and living out of the Christian faith. We are therefore committed to encouraging reflection, questioning and openness to God’s Spirit and one another as we journey together. (Ephesians 4:1-16; Philippians 3:12-16; Proverbs 15:31-33; Proverbs 17:10,17).
Worship – We are committed to worshipping God with our actions, words and the sacraments, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our gatherings are to be authentic and relevant to our cultural setting while remaining faithful to the core components of the Christian faith as expressed in the historic creeds and the Anglican tradition (John 4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).
Generosity – We believe that we are to be generous with our lives and everything entrusted to us – time, energy, finances, talents, and homes – as we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ (I John 3:16-18; Acts 2:42-47; Luke 15:11-32; Ezra 2:68-69; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15).
Expectant Prayer – We believe that nothing of significance happens in God’s Kingdom in the absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority—inviting God to lead, restore and transform our lives, our church, our community and the world (Psalm 27; Psalm 40; Luke 11:1-13; Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:14-21).
Multiplication – God’s first instruction to humankind was to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. Jesus’ call to discipleship embodies the same. We want to see everyone grow as followers of Jesus by developing discipleship and leadership pathways that are clear and simple enough to be easily reproducible, yet significant enough to promote life transformation. (Genesis 1:28; Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:1-17; Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 2:1-2)