“Come as you are, as you were…”  – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

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Everyone believes something. We don’t ask every attendee to be on the same page… all are welcome, no matter what they believe. However, we want to be up front and honest with what we value as a community:

  1. Centrality of God’s Word
    We value God’s Word as our only perfect source for faith, belief, and conduct; the reading, teaching and application of the Bible is essential to following Jesus.
  2. Life Transforming Walk with Jesus
    We’re imperfect people continually changing as a result of Christ’s presence and direct influence in our lives; he provides our new identity, free from sin and guilt, growing together with Christ and one another.
  3. Sharing God’s Good News
    We share the greatest story that brings salvation, and we’re called to build one another up in understanding and with equipping to share this news more effectively with others.
  4. Transforming Communities
    We impact the community around us in meaningful ways requiring intentional relationships, sacrificial service, and cheerful hospitality that reflects Jesus’ mirth and mercy.
  5. Global Perspective
    We desire to bless lives outside our community through prayer, projects, mission work and ongoing relationships that foster inspiration and involvement of others.
  6. Compelling Community
    We know that loving God means sharing lives with fellow Christians beyond worship services,enjoying benefits and shouldering burdens through interaction and accountability.
  7. Heartfelt (gathered) Worship
    When we do gather together we recognize God’s glory through adoration and praise, preaching and song, contrition and lament, growing in affection that stimulates action.
  8. Sacrificial Living, Generous Giving
    We strive to steward our time, treasure, and talent to bless those beyond our own households, using spiritual gifts and financial means collaboratively as God’s family.
  9. Godly leadership
    We believe in training godly servants who lead with character, competence and conviction, establishing a mutual spirit of unity and trust between the leadership and the body.
  10. Fruitful Organization
    We articulate a Christ-honoring vision, building congregational ownership in decision-making, engaging conflict constructively, and embracing evaluation as normal and natural in our commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and glorify Him together.

For more about how our values impact our relationships with each other, read our Relational Covenant. For more detail on the beliefs that shape our lives, check out What We Believe. If you just hate top 10 lists, here it is in paragraph form:

We value God’s Word as our only perfect source for faith, belief, and conduct; the reading, teaching and application of the Bible is essential to following Jesus. We’re imperfect people continually changing as a result of Christ’s presence and direct influence in our lives; he provides our new identity, free from sin and guilt, growing together with Christ and one another. We share the greatest story that brings salvation, and we’re called to build one another up in understanding and with equipping to share this news more effectively with others.

We impact the community around us in meaningful ways requiring intentional relationships, sacrificial service, and cheerful hospitality that reflects Jesus’ mirth and mercy. We desire to bless lives outside our community through prayer, projects, mission work and ongoing relationships that foster inspiration and involvement of others. We know loving God means sharing lives with fellow Christians beyond worship services, enjoying benefits and shouldering burdens through interaction and accountability. When we do gather together we recognize God’s glory through adoration and praise, preaching and song, contrition and lament, growing in affection that stimulates action.

We strive to steward our time, treasure, and talent to bless those beyond our own households, using spiritual gifts and financial means collaboratively as God’s family. We believe in training godly servants who lead with character, competence and conviction, establishing a mutual spirit of unity and trust between the leadership and the body. We articulate a Christ-honoring vision, building congregational ownership in decision-making, engaging conflict constructively, and