MISSION & CORE VALUES
To glorify God by helping believers love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and might, (Deut. 6:4-5; Matt. 22:36-38; 1 John 4:7-21) bringing them to maturity and unity, (Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:24-29; John 17:20-26) that the world may believe God sent His son, Jesus Christ. (John 17:20-26; 2 Cor. 5:17-21).
To develop a love and hunger for God’s Word in all of our people.
To provide opportunities and to encourage people to authentically and accurately worship God in both personal and corporate settings.
To rise up people that progress from babes unto mature Christians in all aspects of their behavior (life).
To build a corporate expression of the love, power and grace of Jesus Christ as we work together to reach and serve the world.
To evangelize America and other parts of the world.
To produce mature and holy Christians from the youth of this generation.
CORE VALUE STATEMENT (Our PARTICULARS)
We will be Biblical (II Timothy 3:16, 17) Prioritizing the Word of God
We will be Ethical (I Corinthians 6:19, 20) Practicing morality and integrity
We will be Exceptional (Colossians 3:23) Striving for excellence
We will be Influential (Matthew 5:13) Making a positive impact on society
We will be Instructional (II Timothy 2:2) Teaching and training constantly
We will be Giving (II Corinthians 9:6) Sharing of our time, talent and treasures
We will be Motivational (Hebrews 10:24) Challenging and inspiring others
We will be Practical (James 1:22) Applying biblical principles relevantly
We will be Punctual (Ephesians 5:16) Seeking to be on time
We will be Radical (Romans 12:2) Thinking outside of the box
We will be Relational (I Corinthians 9:22) Developing healthy relationships
We will be Universal (I Thessalonians 5:23) Establishing a complete and full view of ministry
We will have be Gospel as our center. of Course, that means Christ-centered.
Further, notice these other core values:
- Gospel Centrality
In general, the gospel is the message of the Bible that God is redeeming his fallen creation through the coming of his kingdom in the person and work of Jesus Christ. In particular, the gospel is the message that we are saved from our sins by sheer, free grace through faith in the finished work of Christ, not through our efforts and works. We believe that this gospel message of hope for the world and grace for the sinner is not merely a body of truth, but the very power of God which grows, changes, and shapes us anew. So the gospel is “central,” first, because it is not merely one department of belief, but it is a power that affects every area of life when its implications are felt and thought out.
- Changed Lives
It is common to think the gospel is a message mainly to be shared with non-believers to bring them salvation, after which they grow through following Biblical principles. But we believe the gospel is a message for believers also—that believing, understanding, rejoicing in and practicing the gospel more deeply is the main way believers overcome flaws and problems and grow into Christ-likeness.
- Cultural Renewal
The gospel does not only have implications for our private life and Christian relationships. It also affects our public life, particularly how we pursue our vocations in the world and do our daily work. When Christians begin to do their work from a Christian perspective—whether in business, the arts, the academy, government, or the helping professions—it changes and renews the culture. These changes and renews will cause the culture to be blessed rather than cursed.