We treasure Jesus
We love the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the good news that God is redeeming a people for himself and restoring his good creation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the power of God to change lives and renew cultures. It motivates and sustains everything we do. It changes the way we love, give, serve, speak, parent, and view others. Because we know God and his gospel through the Bible, we saturate everything we do with God’s Word. Ultimately, to say we value the gospel is to say we treasure Christ more than anything life can give or death can take away.
We need each other
The gospel creates a new community of people who covenant to live life together as the church. We strive to be a diverse and friendly community of faith welcoming people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Because Jesus said that our love for one another demonstrates that we belong to him, we serve one another, pray for one another, support one another, rejoice with one another, and bear one another’s burdens. As we live in community we hope our relationships point to the power of the gospel. One of the ways we seek to ensure we do this is by covenanting together.
We want to make a difference
The gospel also calls us to be a part of God’s mission. Just as God seeks to glorify himself through redeeming worshipers and restoring his good creation, we seek to glorify him by declaring and displaying the gospel in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and social networks. We encourage each member to live like a missionary by striving to make disciples of all nations. We also labor sacrificially for the good of our city and the world by engaging in deeds of mercy.