We value the gospel as the good news through which God is creating a new people for Himself. The reason this is good news is that when we, as condemned sinners, trust Jesus’ life and work for us—His death and resurrection—we receive new life and the presence of the Holy Spirit. As a message to be believed and proclaimed, the gospel is central in the life of the church in word and through mission. The gospel gives purpose and direction to all we are and do.

Goal: To keep the gospel central in everything we think, say, and do.

(1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 1:16-17; Rom. 3:21-26; Gal. 1:3-5; Eph. 1:3-14, 2:1-10; 1 Cor. 2:1-5)


We value worship as the natural expression of a heart that has been transformed by the gospel of Jesus as revealed in the Word of God. Therefore, the church worships through singing the Word, hearing the Word, preaching the Word, praying the Word, and seeing the Word through the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In response to the Word, the church generously and gladly gives for the furtherance of the Word. The content of our worship is rooted in the Word, yet the expression of our worship is rooted in the culture.

Goal: To see people respond to the gospel in worship.

(1 Tim. 4:13; Rom. 10:17; Ps. 98:1; Rev. 5:9; Col. 3:16; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; 2 Cor. 9:6-7)


We value community groups as the context wherein believers love one another and live on mission together. The Christian life is meant to be shared with others. Community groups provide a natural environment for believers to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus through meaningful and authentic relationships with one another. Community groups also provide a natural environment for engaging unbelieving neighbors through lives that authenticate the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Goal: To help one another integrate a life of faith and obedience into the world in response to the gospel of Jesus.

(Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-35; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Thess. 3:12-13; 1 Pet. 2:9-10, 4:8-11)


We value missions because God is on mission to gather worshipers from all nations. In His grace and wisdom, God has commissioned His church with the mission of making disciples of all nations through the proclamation of the gospel. As we go, we are committed to caring for the poor and the oppressed. We will engage in local and global missions with the purpose of making disciples and gathering them into healthy and reproducing churches.

Goal: To plant healthy, reproducible churches among our neighbors and the nations.

(Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 24:45-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:2-4; 1 Tim. 2:2; Rev. 7:9-10)