Core Practices

  • Health & Wellness

    We value physiological, social, environmental, spiritual, intellectual, mental and financial health as essential to effectively serve God and the community. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

  • Worship

    We worship according to Scripture to give God glory in unity and in truth. We actualize this belief through a blend of culture and technology to appeal to diverse needs, i.e. inter-generational believers and nonbelievers, ushering them into the presence of God. (John 4:23-24)

  • Fellowship

    We fellowship with believers to provide the foundation for caring, loving, and inter-generational relationships; which contributes to church growth and empowers the body to better serve the community. We interact regularly for celebration and support. (Acts 2:42; 1 John 1:7)

  • Outreach

    We are intentional and provide effective outreach through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our outreach serves and empowers the broader community through missions and evangelism. We reach out through ministries to meet the various needs of the community. (Matthew 9:35; Acts 1:8)

  • Preaching

    God’S Word transforms us and we communicate His Word in a culturally relevant way to inspire the spirit and mind to grow in community, love, peace, freedom, and justice. We offer instruction through formal sermons that seek to teach and inspire. (Mark 16:15; Luke 4:18; Acts 5:42; Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Timothy 4:2)

  • Bible Knowledge

    We teach and study the Word of God giving every believer and nonbeliever a process of developing a biblical view towards the world, our personal circumstances, and our future. (Proverbs 1:5; 9:9; Acts 28:31; Gal. 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:15;)

  • Giving

    Mature believers give in three aspects—the first fruits of their resources (the Tithe); a quality number of hours to benefit the ministries of the church (time); and, their God-given innate abilities to strengthen the ministries of the church (talents). We give, not grudgingly, but willingly and joyfully for the building of God’s kingdom and for the edification and sustenance (maintenance) of His church. (Deuteronomy 16:17; Malachi 3:8-10; Luke 6:38; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

  • Prayer

    We talk to get the attention of God. We listen to God, to learn His will and find the peace of God. Moreover, we believe prayer is a conversation with God whereby believers appeal to and listen to God. (Jeremiah 33:3; Philippians 4:6-7; Hebrews 4:16; 1 John 5:14)

  • Serving

    By serving each other—our families, fellow disciples and community–with love and humility, we serve Jesus the Christ who taught us how to serve by His own example. (John 13:12-17)