core values

We believe that the Christian life is intended to be lived out in the context of  loving, authentic community. 
(Acts 2:42, Prov. 27:17)
Therefore, we are committed to the continual development of opportunities to connect and build relationships with one another. To this end, all ministry will be done in teams so as to foster a sense of community among those who are serving.

We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore ought to matter to the church. 
(Acts 2:47)
Therefore, we will invest significant portions of our time, energy, and resources in reaching those who don’t know Christ. Our weekend services will be done with an eye toward seekers, and we will encourage everyone in our church to be investing in, interceding for, and inviting the lost to further investigate a relationship with Jesus Christ.

We believe that prayer is central to the building of a Christ-honouring church. 
(Acts 2:42)
Therefore, the ministries and activities of this church will be characterized by a reliance on prayer in their conception, planning, and execution.

We believe that biblical teaching is a primary catalyst God uses for transformation in individual’s lives and in the church. 
(Acts 2:42, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)  
Therefore, we are committed to providing high quality biblical teaching in our worship services, ministries, and life groups.

We believe that our primary response to the grace and love of God is worship. 
(Acts 2:47, John 4:23-24, Col. 3:17)
Therefore, we will gather regularly for corporate worship and will encourage each person to live all of life as an act of worship to God.

We believe that the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer. 
(Luke 9:23-25)
Therefore, we will encourage each follower of Christ (child, teen and adult) to grow beyond nominal commitment toward high levels of devotion, where our lives are ordered around a desire to honour and serve Christ.

We believe that the church is a body that functions optimally when each member of the body is active in ministry according to his/her giftedness. 
(Eph. 4:7-13,16)
Therefore, we will encourage all believers to discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts in ministry.

We believe that the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
(1 Cor. 9:19-23, Luke 5:33-39)
Therefore, we are willing to continually evaluate and, if necessary, change our forms of worship and ministry in order to best serve our generation and culture. We are more concerned with effectiveness in ministry than adherence to tradition.

We believe that excellence in all things honours God, inspires people, and advances His work. (Col. 3:23, 2 Cor. 8:7, 1 Cor. 10:31)
Therefore, in all our ministries and activities, we will seek to maintain a high standard of excellence to the glory of God. We will give God our very best.

We believe in godly servant-leadership that is exercised with the highest possible levels of accountability and integrity. 
(Matt. 20:25-28, 1 Timothy 3)
Therefore, those in leadership will be men and women of Christ-like character who are sensitive to the Spirit, accountable to others, and open to the correction, evaluation, and wisdom of the body of Christ.

We believe in passing our faith in Christ on to the next generation.
(Deut. 6:7, Eph. 6:4)
Therefore, we will make children’s ministries, youth ministry, and ministry to families an ongoing and non-negotiable priority.

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