Vision & Values

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Our Purpose is:

To experience and express the love of Jesus Christ.

We believe we will achieve our Purpose by:



Our Vision:

Giving freely of our time, talents and treasures in order to Reach out to people in need, of all ages, Offering them a place and a purpose in the creative, compassionate and committed Work and Worship of the family of God.


Our Core Values:


Core Value

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God – Jesus Christ – Holy Spirit Convictions – We experience God in three ways: As the Father, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe and of our lives; As Christ Jesus the Son, the Savior and Sacrifice who paid the price of our sins; As the Holy Spirit, the Guide and Comforter who is God with us in all times and places. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, calls us to become faithful followers and to grow in our love and knowledge and in our likeness to Jesus the Christ. Our relationship with Jesus and commitment to him “matters all together or not at all. The passing of the years must form Jesus in us in such a way that we resemble him or our spirituality is bankrupt.” Commitments – To accept the lordship and authority of God our creator in all areas of our lives. To pattern our lives on the model of God in human form that we have in Jesus. To work constantly, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to grow in grace and knowledge through worship, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other believers. To let our faith show in all that we do and say and to intentionally share it with others. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” -2 Peter 3:18


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The Bible Convictions – The Bible is THE primary source for what we believe as Christians and do as followers. “Confrontation with the word of God awakens faith.” “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” (Romans10.17) It is the word of God with a small “w” that points to the living word of God with a capital “W”-Jesus Christ. The focus is not the Bible; it is the Bible’s revelation of Jesus. The purpose of scripture is not information, it is transformation. We must know the Word in order to follow the Word. (see Acts 8:35) Commitments -To a regular time with God’s word, individually and to regular participation in Christian Nurture classes and/or small groups. “But the one who looks into the perfect mirror of God’s law, the law of liberty, and makes a habit of doing so, is not the one who sees and forgets. He puts the law into practice and finds true happiness.” -James 1:25 (Ph) “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” -John 8:31-32 IMG_2782

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Worship Convictions – Worship is to the Christian life what breathing is to human life! Worship is to glorify God and celebrate God’s place of 1st priority in our lives. The form of worship may change, but the message does not. It empowers us to celebrate our changeless God in a rapidly changing world. Commitments -To regular attendance and participation in worship that is innovative and celebrative. “O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.” -Psalms 34:3 “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD!’” -Psalms 122:1 “And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” –Hebrews 10:24-25


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Prayer Convictions – Prayer is our way of communicating and connecting with God, both individually and corporately. Through prayer, we confide in the Lord and the Lord reveals many things to us. “When a believing person prays, great things happen.” (James 5.16) The members of the early church spent much time in prayer; it was a priority to them, it should be for us as well. Commitments -To a regular personal time of prayer and a regular time of prayer during meetings and worship. See Acts 1:14 and 2:42 and Matthew 21:13


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Excellence & Generosity Convictions – Jesus did “all things well”…so should we! The church and its facilities, staff, programs and resources are not the places to cut corners and use cheap materials. Commitments – To excellence in all areas of work and workmanship, from production of materials and resources to facilities, programming and personnel, all things will be done well. And we will give generously of our time, talent and treasurers to assure they are. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3.17 “But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.” -1 Corinthians 12.31 “…but all things should be done decently and in order.” -1 Corinthians 14.40


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Priesthood of all Believers Convictions – Everyone is a minister and is called to use their gifts, talents and abilities in a ministry that matters and that meets real needs. God has always used people and so we are convinced that we must call and equip people and leaders for every area of life and ministry. The Lord we serve and the community we share are God-given blessings. As we receive them freely, Christ calls us to share them freely with others. Commitments -To the task of discovering our spiritual gifts and using them. To the implementation of services, resources and ministries that transform lives and to equipping spirit-lead leadership. “…so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith” -Romans 12:5-6 “Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” -Hebrews 13:7


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Community Convictions – God did not call us into an isolated relationship with him alone. That’s how it begins, for sure but it moves beyond that and is lived out in the community. The Christian life is meant to be lived in community. It’s as simple and demanding as that. Commitments -To the community of God’s people and the community around us and the regular, intimate relationship, fellowship and accountability afforded by a small group of people. “Be wise in the way you act toward those who are not believers, making good use of every opportunity you have.” -Colossians 4:5 (GN)


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The Commmitment of Membership and the Climate of Acceptance Convictions – It was the nature of Jesus to be welcoming and accepting of all people…especially those who were the “last”, the “lost”, the “little” and the “least”. We should be too. However, Jesus also said some things about what was involved in being a part of the covenant community. Membership certainly has its privileges-but it is also a serious and joyful commitment. Commitments – To be welcoming and accepting of visitors at worship and at all church activities. To respect the attitudes and opinions of those in meetings and groups and to agree to “disagree agreeably” when that is the right thing to do. To uphold the commitments of membership by:

  • Regular participation in “Worship Plus 2”
  • Protecting the peace and purity of the church by:
    • Acting in love towards others
    • Refusing to gossip
    • Following the leaders
    • Supporting the witness of the church by regular giving of our resources

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