VISION AND VALUES
Worship and Prayer
Worship is an integral part of who we are. In our worship services, we take time to worship the Lord with extravagance. God is seeking worshipers who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. As we respond to His amazing goodness with our worship here on earth, we enter into a deepening relationship with our Creator. He promises to come and inhabit the praises of His people.
In our everyday lives we purpose to live in such a way that everything we do is an act of worship. We worship with our thoughts, with our words, with our actions, and the way we live our lives.
We are called to be “A House of Prayer for the Nations”. As we engage with the Lord in our worship, we not only offer up to Him the cries of our hearts, but we listen for His heartbeat as well, speaking it back to Him in our prayers. In the intimacy of two-way conversation, we partner with the Lord to see His Kingdom come and His will be done, “on earth as it is in Heaven”.
The Spirit and the Word
The Holy Spirit breathes life into all we do, giving life, power, anointing and enabling grace to do the works that Jesus did when he was on the earth. The gifts of the Spirit are for all believers as we respond to His stirring. The fruit of the Spirit developed in our lives is of monumental importance. (Galatians 5:22-23)
We believe that the Bible is foundational for our growing relationship with the living God. The Holy Spirit enables us to grasp and apply Biblical truths as we study and meditate on God’s word.
Relationships and Community
God is a relational God. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, His answer was to love God with everything we are and everything we have and to love others selflessly. As we grow to love God without reservation, we have an increasing ability to enter into the meaningful relationships, and we have a heart of increasing compassion for our communities and our world.
The Mission of Jesus
Jesus defined His own mission as He read Isaiah 61.
(Isaiah 61:1-3 and Luke 4:17-21)
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor and liberty to those who are oppressed.”
Jesus tells us as His followers that His mission is now our mission. He empowers His people to fulfill His purposes here on earth. Thus, we are to represent Him to the world. We are to bring His healing to the brokenhearted, to proclaim the Good News of His Gospel, and to bring His freedom from all oppression and bondage.