1. We believe that lost people matter to God, and they therefore ought to matter to us.
This includes the concept of relational evangelism, the belief that evangelism is a process, and the understanding that at this church there is always room for one more.
Scriptural references: Matthew 18:12-14, Mark 2:15-17, Luke 15:1-10
2. We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life because life change happens best in relationships.
This includes the concepts of unconditional love-driven relationships, ministry and discipleship accomplished in relational teams, vulnerability, accountability, and loving confrontation.
Scriptural references: Nehemiah 3, Proverbs 27:17, Luke 10:1, John 13: 34-35, Acts 2: 44-47, 1 Corinthians 13, Ephesians 4:15-16.
3. We believe that the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
This includes the concept of sensitivity relating to our culture through our worship, facility, programs, printed materials, the use of the arts, and the understanding that this will require continued change in our methods.
Scriptural reference: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.