We are driven by the following passions to achieve the following goals
1. THE GOSPEL…teaching that’s rooted in the Gospel of Jesus–the central message of God’s Word.
Goal: To keep the Gospel central in everything we think, say, and do. We intend to dwell on the Gospel deeply, to live on it desperately, to teach it faithfully, to sing about it passionately, to reflect on it in the Lord’s Supper weekly, and to live it out obediently.
2. DIVERSITY…that’s reflected in leadership, the congregation, and our love for the nations
Goal: To develop a multi-racial, multi-generational leadership and congregation.
3. MERCY MINISTRY…ministries that meet the urgent physical & spiritual needs of our city and the world
Goal: To impact the world through ministries of word and deed. We do not exist to develop programs for people to attend in a building, but rather to equip people to serve others in the city and the nations.
4. MISSIONAL COMMUNITY…a church where meaningful relationships are formed.
Goal: For small groups to gather weekly in homes for sermon application, prayer, fellowship, and ministry in the city. Each small group will have a “shepherd” to the lead word and care ministry, and a “deacon” to lead the “deed ministry.” The goal will be to do at least a couple projects in the city every year, led by the deacon of each small group.
5.TRANSPARENCY…expressed by honest questions and humble repentance, not pharisaical legalism.
Goal: To cultivate a church that is authentic, where seekers, doubters and Christ followers are welcomed.