We come alongside people in love and give them whatever they need to follow and treasure Jesus Christ in all of their lives. We will notice and meet the needs of those around us and we will welcome people however they are. As we do so we will call them to be changed by the Gospel, show them that change working in our lives, equip them to serve Jesus in all of their lives, and send them to help others. All of the help we give centers on proclaiming Jesus Christ as a willing Savior and calling people to rely upon His Gospel to save and satisfy them.
We are all broken. No matter our circumstances, successes, or possessions, all of us share a fundamental brokenness: hearts that have rebelled against God, refused to treasure Him, and apart from His grace are separated from Him and will face His judgment. This heartbrokenness always shows up in tangible ways in our lives and can be as unique as we are as individuals. However, many of us share in the tangible brokenness of our culture: most keenly in the pursuit of comfort, possessions, success, and the appearance of these things as the functional gods of our lives. We also see our brokenness manifest itself in severed and estranged relationships at every level of human life: amongst individuals, in families, and between races and classes. Our brokenness also reveals itself in our addictions and inability to live sexually pure lives within God’s good and loving design. Though broken, we rejoice that we and those we help are all people: made in God’s image, loved by Him, and therefore worthy of respect, love, and help regardless of worldview or lifestyle.
Genuine faith in Jesus Christ results in more than correct doctrinal beliefs, right moral commitments, and regular church attendance: genuine faith produces the actual sight and pursuit of Jesus Christ as the most valuable Person and Reality in the universe. The true life of faith seeks Jesus to satisfy the heart’s desires--not primarily with His gifts, but in relationship to Himself. To treasure Jesus is to cherish Him above everything else in our affections and to live lives that prove that He is what we value above all things--lives marked by growing love, willing service, bold witness, and radical generosity. This, and nothing less, is the aim of our help towards people and this is the source of healing for all of our brokenness.
The Bible reveals to us the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ. It is the very word of God, timeless in its expression, and anchoring us to reality in the midst of an ever-changing culture. (Rom. 12:1-2, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Heb. 1:1-2)
Because we recognize that God has ordained the institution of the nuclear family and called us into the greater familial community of the body of Christ, we celebrate and strive to build strong families within individual homes and across the generations within our church. (1 Cor. 12:12-31, Eph. 4:11-16, Deut. 6:6-7)
We have been both secured by Jesus’ service to us and equipped with spiritual gifts, that we might freely serve both the church and the world. Our members are called to pour themselves out in a variety of ways, as well as to consider their entire lives to be spiritual acts of service. (Mark 10:45, Acts 20:24, Acts 20:35, Phil. 2:17)
We believe that followers of Christ are called to multiply through the proclamation of the gospel from one person to the next and through the ensuing process of relational discipleship. Therefore, we mobilize our people in order to expand God’s kingdom to the neighborhoods and nations until they all know the gospel. (Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 2 Tim. 2:2)
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