Core values are revealed in the daily behavior of people. What we truly value is mirrored in our behavior in the workplace, in the neighborhood, on the playground and at church. As one commentator observed: what we do speaks so loudly that it drowns out what we say to the contrary. The foregoing list reflects what our church and what, we believe according to Scripture, we should value as people of God.
Love God as revealed in Jesus Christ. A sincere love for God transforms our lives into a way of life in which Christ is clearly at the center.
Matthew 16:13-18, 22:37-38
Love each other as revealed by Jesus Christ. Just as Christ loved people of all ages, races and nationalities, so we are to love each other and our neighbors outside the church with the same active compassion.
Matthew 22:39, Romans 12:9-21
Commit to deep spiritual growth that we may know Christ, the power of His resurrection, and lead a purpose-driven life. In order to grow in our relationship with Christ, we must give ourselves to worship, prayer without ceasing, deep Bible study, and discipleship training. This will result in the fruits of the Holy Spirit increasingly reflected in our behavior: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
Philippians 3:8-14, Hebrews 10:23-25, I Thessalonians 5:17, Galatians 5:22
Share Christ with others. Let others know of the reality of Christ through our own experience and be trained to explain the plan of Salvation when the opportunity arises. We also support local, national, and international missionary efforts.
Matthew 28:18-20, John 3:5-8, I Peter 3:15
Serve with humility and gladness. Be a diligent servant of Christ by cheerfully serving others.
Psalm 100, I Corinthians 15:58, II Corinthians 9:7, Galatians 6:9-10
Give generously of your time, talent, spiritual gifts, and money for the common cause of God's Kingdom.
Luke 6:38, I Corinthians 12:7, II Corinthians 9:6-7
Embrace diversity. We are uniquely formed and gifted by God to reach all people.
Romans 12:4-8, I Corinthians 9:19-23