Kingdom Focus – We desire and promote a focus on the kingdom of God: surrendering to the relational rule and reign of our King, Jesus Christ is the best way to live, love, heal and grow, all within a balance of God’s love and justice.
Belovedness – We desire and promote a deep trust in God’s love for us: learning to receive and live in God’s wild, extravagant, exorbitant, unconditional love enables us to become greater lovers of Him and others.
Transformative Suffering – We embrace the biblical truth that God intends our suffering to be transformative: surrendering our pain, disappointment and struggles to God for His intended purposes allows our hearts to be opened and our character to be shaped for the redemptive story God is writing with our lives.
Compassion – We choose to suffer with those who suffer: coming alongside the afflicted person, we sorrow and grieve, sharing their burdens and encouraging them to courageously persevere.
Courageous Perseverance – We encourage one another to courageously persevere in two ways: patiently waiting with hopeful expectancy on God’s plans for our life and assertively resisting the intrusion of evil by counter-attacking with the goodness of God, all in the spirit of holy humility.
Heart Integrity – We embrace the reality of Christ dwelling within our new hearts and we accept the challenge of allowing the Spirit to be the dominate influence in our lives: transforming and integrating our thoughts, will, emotions, desires, imagination and conscience so that we love and serve the way the Trinity does in deeply relational ways.
Soul Care – We believe at the root of our problems, exists a soul-level, therefore we emphasize a nurturing of the mysterious inner life and provide therapy of soul wounds in a variety of ways: using a distinctly biblical, Christian approach to mentoring, classroom instruction and other forms of community, we seek a balance of God’s grace and truth in a deeply relational context energized by Christ’s incarnational presence within us, His servants.
Excellence and Stewardship – We desire and actively pursue excellence because it honors God and inspires people. We offer God our very best — by being faithful stewards – as an expression of how much we value what He has entrusted to us.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His sacrificial death as atonement for the sins of all who believe in Him, in His bodily resurrection and ascension into Heaven, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical, but spiritual death which is separation from God.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, and personally accept His substitutionary sacrifice as justification for their sin, become children of God.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and the commitment we share to spread His Word and to minister to the needs of one another.