Prayer is the primary work of the people of God.
The apostle Paul taught, “Pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done” (Philippians 4:6 NLT). We will prioritize prayer and thanksgiving as we seek God’s presence, power, and provision in everything we do.
Without the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, we can accomplish nothing.
Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses” (Acts 1:8 NIV). We will pursue, teach, and live the Spirit-filled life in order to effectively work and witness for Jesus wherever we go.
Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.
Jesus said, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7 NIV). We will faithfully teach and learn from the Bible, striving to understand and practice what it says, what it means, and how it applies to every facet of our lives.
Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.
Jesus came “to seek and save those who are lost” (Luke 19:10 NLT). We will seek the lost and bring them to Jesus as we proclaim and demonstrate the Good News to all.
Completing the Great Commission requires the mobilization of every disciple.
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV). We will equip everyone to participate in Jesus’ disciple-making mission locally and globally by sending, praying for, and supporting people as they go.
God is passionate for justice and calls us to be the same.
God requires us to “act justly and to love mercy” (Micah 6:8 NIV). We will proactively welcome, engage, serve, and empower the poor, oppressed, and marginalized as we follow Jesus in diverse community.
Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
The Bible claims, “It is impossible to please God without faith” (Hebrews 11:6 NLT). We will obey God in faith, welcoming whatever risks and changes are necessary for Him to achieve His purposes in us and through us.
Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.
Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Matthew 10:8; Acts 20:35 NIV). We will carefully oversee, wisely use, and generously share our time, possessions, resources, and abilities.