Our core values are the biblical virtues found in 1 Corinthians 13:13 – “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”
- Faith is the solid foundation upon which our church is built, our belief grounded in scripture, and our connection to believers of the past through the historic confessions of Reformed Christianity.
- Hope is found in the good news that Jesus brought to humanity; in hope we reach up to God through worship and prayer, and we share our hope with our neighbors through service and compassion. It is our connection to the future that God leads us into.
- Love is the core of all that Jesus us, all that we endeavor to practice, and all that motivates us to gather as God’s people. We love others because God first loved us. Love keeps us always grounded in the present and the needs and concerns of those around us.
Our mission is the one Jesus gave to all of his followers at the end of his earthly ministry. It is the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
- We GO when we answer God’s call to share the gospel (the good news!) with people in our communities and around the world, serving them and loving them as Christ loved and served all. This is the ministry of evangelism, mission, service and outreach. It is the responsibility of all members, but also the particular emphasis of our elders.
- We DISCIPLE all who are part of our community, teaching, nurturing, and guiding them on their faith journeys, preparing them to go into the world proclaiming the gospel. Discipleship is a lifelong process of drawing closer to Christ through study, prayer, worship and fellowship with other Christians. This is the ministry of Christian education, worship, and member care. It is the responsibility of all members, but also the particular emphasis of our deacons.
- We BAPTIZE people of all ages, receiving them into God’s family and launching them on their journeys of discipleship. The very existence of the church and all its resources are ultimately organized and marshaled toward this purpose. Hence, this is the ministry of administration, finance, and property. All of these ministries are viewed through the lens of baptism, and helping individuals live into the promise of their baptism. This is the responsibility of all members, but also the particular emphasis of our trustees.