Who we are...

Our Values "clothe" our vision in an ethos that concretely describes our church family, leadership, and heart for our broader community. They are (quite literally) what we care about. They cause our pulse to quicken, make sacrifice a joy rather than a burden, and remind us of the infinitely-faceted way God loves us.

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[IMAGO DEI]
IS OUR STARTING POINT...
Every human being, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation or creed, is made in the image of God. Every person has intrinsic dignity, value and worth that cannot be taken away or diminished by anyone (including themselves). Thus, we work to see our fellow man with “Gospel eyes,” choosing to see them as Christ sees them (fellow broken reflections of His glory), which fundamentally changes how (and how much) we love all people.

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[HOSPITALITY] IS OUR LIFESTYLE...
God is the Divine Host who has called His people to “welcome one another as Christ has welcomed (us)” (Rom 15:7). This is far more than having people in our home for meals. It is a lifestyle of generous and selfless love for those who are most different from us. We worship a God who died for His enemies (us), and that reality radically redefines our priorities around the needs of others rather than our own.

[TRUTH WITH LOVE]
IS OUR POSTURE...
Truth without Love is merely abuse. Love without Truth is merely neglect. In an age where polarizing, 140-character sound bites wage war over social & cable media, God’s people are called to speak truth in such a way that mirrors the heart of a God who is for our neighbor. This requires us to be humbled by our un-deservedness, confident in God’s loving faithfulness, & eagerly committed to listening to those who most disagree with us.

[SHALOM] IS OUR PASSION...
Ultimately, we aim for renewal & the restoration of justice, wholeness & peace between people, places & things. We are passionate about human flourishing in every sphere of life, which is the hoped-for net result of a church living out the vision to “bring the life of Christ into the lives of others” through the unconditional love and grace of God.

[GOSPEL]
IS OUR CATALYST...  
It is the value from which all other values are derived & have meaning. The unconditional love of God, demonstrated & accomplished through Christ’s life, death & resurrection is the driving force for our longing to bring the Life of Christ into the lives of others.