Learning to follow God and to experience the life He desires for all creation.
build the church
Creating a place where people can be changed, affect change in the world, and introduce more people to God’s plan to heal the world.
heal the world
The local church is the hope of the world. It is our task to find ways to help those in need and to share the message of God’s love and redemption of world as we do it.
To bring Christ to the spiritually curious, those disenfranchised with organized religion, the thinkers, and the creatives.
WE HAVE UNITY
There is one Body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all… Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV)
IN NONESSENTIAL BELIEFS
WE HAVE LIBERTY
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall…So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
IN ALL OUR
WE SHOW CHARITY
…and hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but the very secrets of God, and if I have that absolute faith which can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. I Corinthians 13:2
IMAGINATION: We want to open up our sanctified imagination and ask God to help us determine how best to shadow Him and heal the world.
PERMISSION: We want to be a perMission giving place, always encouraging people to be involved in their own niche in ministry.
AUTHENTICITY: We don’t want to have to put on a brave face or falsify some kind of Pollyanna facade while we help people find their niche in ministry, though, and so we also value authenticity, meaning we don’t want people to stress too much over looking good as much as we want to be focused on helping others find Jesus.
COMMUNITY: We don’t want to do life and ministry alone but as part of a community instead. Community can be difficult, but it's this inherent difficulty that makes community spiritual – it requires character, and hard work, but in the midst of that work Christ is better revealed to his people.