We attribute worth to God through music, dance, art, drama, prayer and whatever else our creative souls find to do. By exploring innovative forms of expression we better communicate the message of Jesus Christ. We give ourselves back to God because He has given so much to us. Romans 6:23b “ the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.”
Inclusion We welcome everyone from all backgrounds and walks of life into a community where they matter. We care and endeavor to provide a safe place for those who have slipped through the cracks of family, church, or society. Our passion is to love people simply because they exist. I John 4:10-11 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son into the world as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
We bring the broken hearted into community where true life healing happens as a result of being loved, trained, and being exposed to the Holy Spirit. The Bible gives us the pattern for this.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
We provide equal opportunities for all in any capacity, male and female alike, which brings full benefit to the kingdom of God. God is no respecter of persons, His gifts and enabling love extend to all human beings.
Galatians 3:28-29 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Every mature follower of Christ is designed by God to be both a giver of self and a giver of resources. We most readily reflect His image when we give, whether that be in worship to God, material provision, or loving inclusion of others.
Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.” II Corinthians 9:6 “Now I say , he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
We articulate our faith, innovations, and processes with individuals and other communities. We gratefully listen and learn from the stories of others. In the give and take it is our hope to become better followers of Jesus Christ.
“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
~ Fred Rogers