Authentic Relationships: To be intentional about creating opportunities for people to connect, relate, support, encourage and journey together. Psalm 133:1 (NIV) How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 1 Peter 3:8 (NIV) Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.1 John 4:11 (NIV) Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Worship: In a real passionate and tangible way knowing that we are the instruments He wants to play. John 4:24 (NIV) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” Psalm 103:1 (NIV) Praise the Lord, my soul; all my in most being, praise his holy name.
Outreach: To integrate ourselves intentionally into our community until we are at the center of all life that happens in our community. Matthew 5:15-16 (NIV) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Prayer: To be intentional about prayer (both corporate and individual) believing that great things will be seen in our midst. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Psalm 17:6 (NIV) I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Colossians 4:3 (NIV) Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Discipleship: In many forms, including teaching, to see lives molded to the purpose to which Christ has called them, whether relationally, intellectually or spiritually. Matthew 28:19 (NIV) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Education: We value the education of the mind, the spirit, and practical skills that will enable us to live out our Christian life-purpose to the highest level of excellence. 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.