To glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ of all people for the transformation of the World.
At the heart of our values is an understanding that our journey with God begins with God’s love for us as witnessed by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. In John 3:16 Jesus stated, “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” All people who believe upon Jesus are made children of God (John 1:12). There is no other work that can redeem a person except that a person believe in what Jesus has already accomplished on our behalf. Jesus then gave us two commandments: Love the Lord with all that you are and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39). In loving God and loving people we fulfill all of the law of the prophets.
Loving God and Loving Our Neighbor is the the heart of the Gospel that expresses God’s desire to call us into deep and loving relationship with Him and to partner with Him in transforming our society as we ourselves are transformed. We partner with Jesus through the Power of the Holy Spirit to further His mission of loving people by our words, works and wonders as we overflow His great “power that is at work within us” (Eph 3:20) into the world around.
John 13:35 states, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” At the core of who we are is our love for Jesus and our love for others, whoever the “other” might be.