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Values

Belonging

We value that all people are created by God in His image to belong within loving relationships to one another and their Creator. No human life is ever without merit or beyond the love of God.


Compassion

We value compassionate, sacrificial responses to the needs of our neighbors, community, and world.


Creativity

We value creativity and imagination as primary traits of God's image within humanity. We promote the wholesome expression of these traits to honor God and to enrich our lives.


Gratitude

We value gratitude as the key to experiencing wholeness. A person who cultivates a lifestyle of gratitude and senses God's gift within every moment will become whole.



Joy

We value joy-filled life, temporal and eternal, as the great reward for those who trust and follow Jesus Christ.


Rest

We value the necessity of rest. Keeping regular personal Sabbath times for renewal and re-creation honors the image of God within us and indicates our trust in God to manage without us.


Servanthood

We value serving others as the essential attribute of all who profess to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


Simplicity

We value simpler lifestyles to more freely and generously serve God and humanity.



Stewardship

We value that the blessings of all natural, spiritual, and economic resources must be preserved, nurtured, and shared through wise and careful stewardship.


Witness

We value that God's love and the good news of Jesus must be shared with others through the witness of our actions, our lifestyles and (if necessary) our words.


Wonder

We value the wonder of waking daily to a universe filled with the mystery and beauty of a loving Creator.


Worship

We value heartfelt worship as the natural response of gratitude for God's loving grace evidenced generally in all of creation and specifically in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.