Core Values

Our core values express the good deposit we must guard together. These are the essential values and help describe how we build our ministry.

Lordship

We value obedience. Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that wholehearted submission to God’s will and His Word is the starting point of the Christian faith and the foundation of all spiritual growth.

COLOSSIANS 2:6

Evangelism

We value lost people. Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we seek to build churches primarily through evangelism—not transfer, through birth—not adoption.

JOHN 3:16; LUKE 19:10

Discipleship

We value spiritual growth. Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is ministering to people, not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings.

MATTHEW 28:19,20

Leadership

We value leadership development. Because we are called to develop future leaders who will serve in the church and in the community, we prioritize leadership development. We do this by deliberately creating opportunities for young potential leaders to develop their gifts, and empowering them through identification, instruction, impartation, and internship.

2 TIMOTHY 2:2

Family

We value long-term relationships. Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity.

PSALM 127:1,3; EPHESIANS 4:3

Lordship

We value obedience. Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that wholehearted submission to God’s will and His Word is the starting point of the Christian faith and the foundation of all spiritual growth.

COLOSSIANS 2:6

Evangelism

We value lost people. Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we seek to build churches primarily through evangelism—not transfer, through birth—not adoption.

JOHN 3:16; LUKE 19:10

Discipleship

We value spiritual growth. Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is ministering to people, not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings.

MATTHEW 28:19,20

Leadership

We value leadership development. Because we are called to develop future leaders who will serve in the church and in the community, we prioritize leadership development. We do this by deliberately creating opportunities for young potential leaders to develop their gifts, and empowering them through identification, instruction, impartation, and internship.

2 TIMOTHY 2:2

Family

We value long-term relationships. Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity.

PSALM 127:1,3; EPHESIANS 4:3

Lordship

We value obedience. Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that wholehearted submission to God’s will and His Word is the starting point of the Christian faith.

COLOSSIANS 2:6

Evangelism

We value lost people. Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we seek to build churches primarily through evangelism—not transfer, through birth—not adoption.

JOHN 3:16, LUKE 19:10

Discipleship

We value spiritual growth. Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is ministering to people, not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings.

MATTHEW 28:19,20

Leadership

We value leadership development. Because we are called to develop future leaders who will serve in the church and in the community, we prioritize leadership development. We do this by deliberately creating opportunities for young potential leaders to develop their gifts, and empowering them through identification, instruction, impartation, and internship.

2 TIMOTHY 2:2

Family

We value long-term relationships. Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity.

PSALM 127:1,3