Our Core Values
We believe that God’s primary interest is in the spiritual health of his church, rather than on its financial or numerical growth. Our desire is thus to nurture churches so that believers experience the fullness of life that God has planned for us (John 10:10) both corporately and individually.
We believe in servant-leadership as Jesus himself exemplified in his earthly ministry (Mark 9:35). At the same time, leaders should not be afraid to boldly lead the church as they themselves are led by the Holy Spirit (Acts 6:3) and guided by Scripture (Psalm 119:105). We value leaders who are secure in their identity in Christ and are thus able to minister generously to others and nurture healthy relationships that rise above pettiness and politics (2 Timothy 2:24-26). We believe that healthy leaders never stop growing, and their fruitfulness in ministry is connected to their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ (John 15:5).
Power of God's Word
We believe that the word of God has the power to make spiritually dead people come alive (1 Peter 1:23), and to transform believers into full maturity as disciples of Jesus (Romans 12:2, Hebrews 4:12). Thus, we value deep and faithful teaching from Scripture and the integration of God’s Word into all facets of ministry.
We believe that every Christian has been gifted (both naturally and supernaturally) and called by God to serve the church in some form of personal ministry (Ephesians 2:10). God has also commissioned the leaders of the church to equip the saints for this ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13). It is through this lay ministry that the church (both corporately and as individual members) grows to full maturity in Christ (Ephesians 4:14-16).
We believe that healthy disciples reproduce healthy disciples. Similarly, healthy churches reproduce healthy churches (Matthew 7:17-19). We believe that healthy disciples will be active in reaching out to lost people and disciple-making. While we are committed to working diligently in discipleship, evangelism, and church planting, we believe that spiritual reproduction is ultimately the result of God's work and not our own (1 Corinthians 3:7, Zechariah 4:6).
Generosity of Spirit
We believe that God pours blessings into our lives so that we might respond by becoming a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2-3, Matthew 10:8). We want to actively promote sacrificial stewardship of every resource God has entrusted to us: our time, talents, and treasures (John 7:38, 10:10).
We believe that we should be accountable to one another and live in the light of truth (Ephesians 4:25). This applies to churches as well as individuals. While recognizing the need for confidentiality in certain circumstances, overall our desire is to promote openness and honesty in all matters related to life in the church.