Connecting People with God, God with People, People with People

Our Values

Our Values

Our “core values” are the directional instruments that keep our ministry(s) focused and on track. They point us toward the unique direction and ministry emphasis for which God has called us. The following core values (exemplified by the acronym – COMPASS) reflect that specific focus and ministry direction that God has called us toward and that we are committed to as a local church congregation.

Our Values

While the message of the gospel is unchanging, the methods must be adaptable to the context of the culture. We are committed to a ministry that is relevant and meaningful to this community and the people that God has called to reach and serve, (Acts 17:16-34, 1 Chronicles 12:32)
Lost people matter to God and therefore must matter to us. We are committed to understanding, connecting with and meeting the needs of those"outside of the church" and not existing primarily to meet the wants, wishes and desires of those "within the church".

We are committed to Christ's command to "make disciples" of ALL peoples, and encourage friendship and relational evangelism/ (Matthew 28:18-20, John 3:16, Luke 19:10)
We are committed to developing a healty ministry that is life giving - giving birth to and reproducing new disciples, small groups, leaders and new churches. (Matthew 28:19-20, 16-18, Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 4:11-12, Timothy 2:2)
We are committed to the conviction that ALL we do in ministry should be "purposeful" and relevant to our stated objectives and goals of ministry. When the "purpose" of any program, ministry, etc. is no longer fulfilling it original and/or stated intention it shall be realigned, modified, or eliminated to maximize stewardship of both financial and people resources. This is accomplished through ongoing and intentional evaluation of ALL that we do as a church.
We are committed to creating an environment where ALL are free to come as they are, to ask questions, to express doubts and fears without being judged or condemned, and to seek the Saviour in a way that will be relevant and meaningful to their particular situation in life. (Matthew 9:36-38, 28:19. Luke 5:30-32, Luke 15)
We are committed to proclaiming the Bible in relevant, creative ways - while maintaining doctrinal integrity - making it applicable to daily life changes. (Romans 12:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, James 1:22)
We are committed to equipping every Christ-follower to grow in their faith and to discover and use their spiritual gifts in partnership with others to accomplish God's purposes. (1 Corinthians 12, 14, Romans 12, Ephesians 4)