Our Core Values are exemplified through our Compass Logo.
(Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, John 1:1-17, 1 Peter 2:9-10)
We pursue being versed in the gospel, understanding God and what he’s done, understanding how to apply the gospel to our own lives and to help others see how the gospel meets their needs for every aspect of life.
We seek to exemplify Christ. We feel that everything starts with Jesus. All people must first acknowledge who God is and what he’s done through Jesus before they can begin to change. Also, God is worthy of our worship so our services seek to remind us of that reality. We always spend time worshipping through song, study of God’s Word, breaking bread, and through a prayer and testimony time.
We also seek to help people understand their identities in Christ. Who you are is a result of who God is, what He’s done through Jesus and how he’s made you and gifted you through the Holy Spirit. Once you come into a relationship with Christ, you no longer are that sinner of the past. God has declared you righteous based on the works of Jesus. If we believe that God has made us who we are through Christ, we will begin to walk the life God called us to walk and live in fulfillment of John 10:10. Full life is experienced in and through our relationship with Jesus. God has been a part of our story since day one and he plans to complete the work in us that he started. We seek to help people understand who they are in Christ and how God has gifted them for the work of the ministry.
(Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 4:1-16)
We seek to connect with one another as believers and develop a family unity. Jesus’ prayer for us before he was crucified is that we would be one and unified just as He and the Father are one. Unity in the body of Christ takes time, effort, and vulnerability. We seek to be open about our struggles with one another, to share our burdens with each other, to cry together when tears are needed, and to party together when celebrations are deserved. Each week we spend time eating a meal together so that relationship can continue to grow between us.
God also calls us to the ministry of reconciliation. We are called to reconcile children to their parents, people to one another, slaves and masters to be brothers, etc. Our goal is to open conversations and bring healing in relationships that have been broken through sin. Some of this is directly through helping each other come to a place of reconciliation first with our Father, the God who loves us, by helping people come into a relationship with Jesus. Next, we try to implement this in our own lives by extending grace and forgiveness to the relationships around us. If given opportunities, we also try to be a catalyst towards reconciliation conversations between genders, races, statuses, generations, etc. whenever the opportunity arises.
(Acts 1:8, Matt. 28:18-20)
We seek to love our community and the world through acts of service and declaration of the Gospel of Jesus. God calls us to be witnesses to what He’s done. The Holy Spirit moves us to tell other people about Jesus and we do that in a holistic way. We try to meet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs as we serve. Jesus many times met people’s physical needs while also telling them the truth. Jesus also challenged social norms by hanging out with those who many wouldn’t associate with due to their sinful lifestyle, their physical malady, or their racial/social group. We desire to model that same idea in our implementation of the mission of Jesus. God has called us to make disciples of all nations and we see in Revelation that every tribe, tongue and nation will be singing in unity, worshipping Jesus together so we take seriously the call to bring the gospel to all.