Our Core Values
Although the corporate life of our congregation has ended, these core values are at the heart of the Christian faith and are foundational to the Reformed church tradition. We leave these here for your information.
We believe the essence of the Christian gospel is that though we are sinners living in a fallen world, through the mercy of God we are loved, and through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are forgiven, healed and restored -- becoming Christ's agents of transformation in the world.
Our core values reflect both belief and action. As a church family, we welcome anyone who acknowledges the power and the consequences of sin to experience the hope and the joy of the love of God for them, the result of a life-changing relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Living in this relationship of love with Jesus Christ transforms us and gives us new eyes with which to see the world around us. At a very deep and profound level, we are changed. By God's transforming power, we can be his followers, dedicating our lives to:
Evangelism: Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only Savior. (John 14:6). Because of this teaching from the Gospel of John, our sole motivation is to be loving witnesses of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to bring others into a relationship with him.
Worship: Worship is our primary response to God, and our central act as a congregation. We glorify and enjoy God through inspired music, biblical teaching, and intentional prayer. Music is a significant part of our worship, giving us a language for praise - joyful celebration and thanksgiving for God's love and grace.
Prayer: Corporate prayer and individual devotional time are essential parts of our Christian faith, leading us to discover a deeper relationship with God.
Nurture: Spiritual nurture comes from active learning. We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, and is the basis for all our belief and practice. Studying God's Word is the key to growth in Christian maturity for adults and children alike.
Caring: Compassion for our church family and for our community is an expression of the love which Christ has shown to us, and is a regular part of our life together.
Mission: Serving others, and encouraging other believers are two significant responses to the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. We respond to the spiritual, emotional, social, and physical needs of others. The ultimate goal of all acts of service is to bring others closer to Christ.