We gather together to explore the historic, orthodox truths of who God is and what He has done. We engage with the Bible through which God speaks to His people. As we explore His words we see ourselves in a long line of generations taking part in the endless conversation between God and people. The Bible tells us not only where we are going, but also where we have been.
Our engagement in prayer is the vehicle through which we learn to be still, to listen, to express dependence on God, and to move as He directs us. Prayer is our conversation with God, the method with which we enjoy intimate communion with Him. As we speak with God we journey inward to discover who we are, who God is and how to live in the ways of Jesus. The miracle of prayer is not that we can reach up to God but that God comes down to speak with us. Prayer is the foundation of all that we do.
We are not called to follow Jesus alone. We live in authentic relationships with one another that reflect our relationship with God. All people are created in the image of God and created to live in community. We care for one another, give to those who have need, pray for each other, serve side by side, hurt and celebrate together. In living this way we will learn how to live more like Jesus.
The Church is the presence of God in our world. This calls for us to be a people who perform and proclaim the hope-filled gospel of Jesus. We join with God in caring for the poor, comforting those who mourn, proclaiming freedom for the oppressed, fighting against injustice and proclaiming the good news of Jesus in our city and the world. We are as extravagant in our serving as we are in our worship.
We gather so that we can celebrate who God is with passion, generosity and creativity. We are passionate in our celebration because we take great joy in serving God and live with hope of a better future. We give generously as an act of worship, for we recognize that all we have has been given to us by God. We celebrate who God is with creativity because we are all created to create and make the world we live in more beautiful for our Creator. We worship God with joy and gratitude and invite all people to celebrate with us, as we believe it is the best possible way to live.