We believe in a humble God who came not to be served, but to serve.  Therefore we engage in sacrificial and active service to those around us.  We strive to be good stewards of God’s gifts and talents by serving one another in humility.  We aspire to regard others as higher than ourselves, which liberates us to creatively take risks in serving others for God’s glory.

 

We believe in a God of grace who came to save the world, not to condemn it.  Therefore, as we are continuously receiving the gift of God’s grace, we seek to grow in that grace and extend it to others.  We strive to define ourselves by what we are for, not what we are against.

 

We believe in a God who knows us, and who desires to be known. Therefore we embrace a journey of faith that requires us to constantly strive for a personal, intimate and transformative knowledge of God.  We strive to be led by God’s Spirit in supporting and encouraging one another in working out our faith.

 

We believe in a creative God. Therefore we are open to expressing our faith in new and creative ways that reflect the beauty and complexity of our creator.  We are called to use our creative gifts in worship and service as we engage with our world.  We take joy in the diversity of gifts that allow us to delight God and participate in His ongoing story.

 

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We believe in a triune, relational God who calls us to come together as a diverse community of believers.  Therefore, we want to walk together, supporting one another physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We strive to be a welcoming, inclusive family that goes through the joys and the trials of life together, acknowledging that God uses this community to deepen and mature our faith.

 

We believe in a God who loves this broken world and wants to reconcile us to Himself.  Therefore we are commissioned by Christ to go out into the world, meeting the holistic needs of the local and global community.  God calls us to participate in a redemptive work that he has already initiated; in humility, we will partner with others to work alongside and chase after Him.

 

We believe in a God who is our center.  Therefore where we are on the journey is less important than that we are moving towards a deeper relationship with Christ.  We believe and participate in God’s redemptive work in all people, which gives us the freedom to come as we are, and to accept others as they are.  We each are on a unique journey to become who God has created us to be.