Our Values

Discipleship


We value discipleship. We are called to make disciples by introducing others to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Matt 18:19-20). We are also called to become better disciples of Jesus throughout our lives as Christians (Phil 3:12-14). To help us answer these clear calls in Scripture, our church provides numerous and varied opportunities to learn about Jesus, to know more of God's Word, and to live out our Christian faith. Sunday School, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Youth Group Kidz Ministry, mission trips, and worship experiences for all ages are some of the things our church provides so that we can grow together to become better disciples of Jesus.


Outreach/Ministry


In order to "make disciples" of Jesus (Matt 28:19) we need to reach out to those who don't know Him in our community and around the world. All of us are called to be Jesus' hands and feet to others - investing our time, energy, and resources to meet their needs. Our desire is that our sincere efforts to help others will result in opportunities for us to introduce them to a saving knowledge of Jesus (Matt 25:34-40). We are committed financially to the work of our denomination through Nazarene Missions International, and to various missions projects for all age groups. We are also committed to feeding and clothing needy people closer to home and offer regular opportunities for people in our church to serve in that way. 


Ministry also includes work done within the church to enable it to function as it should. We encourage everyone in our church to be involved in some significant way in areas of ministry both inside and outside of the church walls. 


Worship


We recognize that worship is a way of life (Rom 12:1), but our corporate services of worship are very important as well. we value worship that leads us into transforming encounters with God. In worship we learn of the mighty works of God and find our place among the purposes and people of God. In worship we learn of the mighty works of God and find our place among the purposes and people of God. The primary theme of our worship is the saving work of God accomplished for us by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This saving work is made real in our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit who works within us, corporately and individually, to make us holy (Lev 11:45; Rom 12:1). We value preaching that teaches the Word of God in ways that are both encouraging and challenging. We strive for worship services that are welcoming and engaging, times when we participate together as the Body of Christ in praise, prayer, and the sacraments of the Lord's Supper and Baptism.


Community/Fellowship


We believe that the Christian life is meant to be lived in community, a place where we "rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep." (Rom 12:15-16). We strive to be a loving, supporting, generous community of faith that welcomes into our family people from all walks of life, and all ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. We invite people to come as they are to our fellowship. We believe that others will come to know the love of God by seeing how it is expressed among us (John 17:22).


It is in community that we worship, become better disciples, and serve the Lord by serving others. Our community is formed and sustained by the narratives of Scripture as we journey together, discovering all that it means to be disciples of Jesus, a holy people, followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Evangelism


We believe that each of us have a unique story as to how we came to know Jesus. if we share those stories with others and invite them to join in God's story we see that as evangelism. We are committed to helping people enter into relationship with Christ so that their story becomes, like ours, a part of God's great story. We believe the love of Christ compels us to share the ways that God is at work in us and that same love of God compels us to reach more people for the sake of God's Kingdom (Phil 6; Rom 10:11-15; Matt 9:37-38).