We value God’s grace that comes to us as we gather to confess our sins and receive forgiveness in the name of the triune God, as we hear the Word of God, as we gather at the Lord’s Supper to receive his body and blood, and as we are sent into the world, forgiven, nourished and refreshed to be God’s hands to serve others.
We value our relationship with the triune God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, responding with prayer, music and service, seeking to deepen our faith and love of the Lord.
We value everyone as a child of God. We seek to honor and respect each other’s differences to build a diverse and inclusive faith community where the use of time and talents is encouraged to live out our baptismal identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:11-13)
We value the involvement and participation of youth of all ages and abilities in the life of the congregation, including in music, worship, service and leadership. And, we direct resources of time, talent and treasure toward their faith formation. (Matthew 19:13-14 and Mark 10:13-14)
We value healthy relationships with our rostered leaders, staff members, lay leaders and one another. We value honest and direct communication spoken with love. We value faithfulness by following through with our commitments. We value respecting physical and emotional boundaries. We value prayer to uplift and encourage one another. We value Christ-like behavior at all times.
We value an environment which strengthens families (traditional, single parent, same gender, etc.) and where Christian values are taught, nurtured and lived as one of God’s active means to spread the Christian faith. (1 Timothy 5:4; 2 Timothy 3:16)
We value music that enriches worship, that supports outreach through special programs, and that offers opportunities for learning through voice and bell choirs and other ensembles.
We value servant-like ministries by hosting local charities, outreach programs and fellowship groups for all ages and social organizations, and by encouraging financial gifts to the poor, forgotten, marginalized and underserved. (Matthew 6:2-3)