Being- We are created in the image of God, to experience the love of God, and to be in a right relationship with Him. We believe that everything else flows out of this fundamental position as image bearers of the King. We want to be a people that emphasize being over doing; adoration over achievement; character over competency. We believe that part of “being” means learning to become spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy. Our desire is to see people come to know Jesus and to be transformed in into whole beings that fully trust and fully rest in the love of God.
Knowing- As image bearers, we believe God’s desire is that we would know Him. We want to emphasize that knowing God comes as a result of being with God. We believe God’s word is His primary means of teaching us about Himself, and that we must study Scripture to better understand God’s heart, character and will. We believe that God has uniquely gifted, wired and impassioned all people. We believe that part of helping people to know Him is helping them understand how He’s made them. We believe that knowing God and ourselves allows us to have healthy relationships with others. Our desire is to see people awakened to the knowledge of God and the unique calling of God in their lives.
Doing- As image bearers, we were created to do the work of God. We want to emphasize that doing comes as a result of being with God, knowing God, and knowing ourselves. We believe this work means joining Him in His redemptive mission through evangelism, mercy, justice, service, and local and global missions. We believe this work is relational, that God desires for us to live in community and to build and maintain healthy relationships. We believe this work also means stewarding the physical bodies He’s given us. Finally, we believe this work is vocational, that God wants us to use our gifts for His glory, and to understand the proper relationship between our faith and work. Our desire is to see people mobilized to do the work of God in every area of life.