OURĀ PURPOSE

Enjoy & Share the Grace of Jesus

Our ultimate purpose is to glorify God. As John Piper has famously said, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” How can we authentically share what we don’t enjoy? Is our gospel the good news of grace, that gives us genuine joy, or something else? Do we experience it in everything we do? After all, grace should make us gracious. (Psalm 16:11, 71:23, 118:24, Proverbs 17:22, Ecclesiastes 2:24-26, John 1:16, 15:11, 16:22-24, Luke 15:10, Acts 20:24, Romans 15:13, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Corinthians 1:24, 8:7, 1 Timothy 6:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20, James 1:2, 1 John 1:4, Revelation 22:21)

OUR PRIORITIES ARE GOD’S

LIVING WORD

We hunger for the life-giving truth of Scripture and a genuine relationship with the unchanging Word Himself. (John 1:1-5, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)

EMPOWERING PRESENCE

We thirst for the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit to mature, guide, and empower us. (John 7:37-39, John 14:26, Acts 1:8, Acts 19:2-7)

RENEWING WORK

We see our work and service as a gift from God to reenergize our hearts, renew our world, and redeem the lost. (Genesis 2:15, Matthew 5:16 & 6:10, Colossians 3:23, 2 Timothy 4:5, Revelation 21:5a)

OUR VALUES ARE

DISCERNMENT

We seek relational and situational awareness as we discern ourselves, others, and God. (Proverbs 14:8, John 7:24, Romans 12:2, Colossians 2:8)

OWNERSHIP

We wholeheartedly commit to our tasks and carry a sense of responsibility for our entire ministry. (Proverbs 6:6-8, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 24:30-34, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13)

TEAMWORK

We work together in everything by seeking understanding, valuing input, and honoring everyone’s position. (Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 27:17, 1 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 12:20-27, 1 Peter 2:17)