JESUS FIRST (Jesus)
We always start with Jesus. He is our daily hope and is centric to everything we do.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. — Colossians 2:6-10
GRAFTED ROOTS SUSTAIN LIFE (Family)
We are a spiritual family.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. — Psalm 68:6
PURSUE CHARACTER, CAPTURE CALLING (Discipleship)
We live out the mandate for every Christian given to us by Jesus.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes form the Lord, who is the spirit. — 2 Corinthians 3:18
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10
FURTHER NOT FASTER (Health)
Growth flows naturally and organically from health.
What good would it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? — Matthew 16:26
SET THE STATUES FREE (Perspective)
We see the God potential in everyone and everything.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8
MONO IS A SICKNESS (Diversity)
The gospel is for everyone and we will make a home for you here.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. This is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:26-28
BUILD CASTLES, BLEED KINGDOM (Reproduction)
We give our lives to build the local church but never lose sight of what God is doing beyond our walls.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33
GIFTED TO GIVE (Generosity)
Everyone has a gift. We are focused on stewarding what we have - not what we don’t.
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. — Psalm 24:1
PRESENCE OVER POLISH (Presence)
We will work hard to make our church excellent but always create space for God’s presence.
Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. — Exodus 33:15-16