The gospel story and our discipleship journey impacts how we define our values and determine how we choose to live as His church.
We eternally root ourselves in and center ourselves upon the unchangeable one, Jesus Christ. We identify as His people who are called to gather to love & worship Him and also to scatter so we can share His mission. In going, we strive to do so in the same way that Christ came to and engaged with us; He dwelt with us in a way that we could understand.
As a church, we center ourselves on Christ, in whom all things are held together and the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. He is the focus of our teaching and the object of our worship. We submit our lives to his Kingship and our church to His headship. We believe that all theology is consequential to Christology.
As disciples, we identify ourselves as His. We submit our stories to His story. We hide ourselves in Him and in hiding our temporary lives in His eternal life, we find His glory is our joy.
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together: And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent.” Colossians 1:17-18
Monastic & Missional
The Church is a “monastery” that makes better disciples and is on mission making more disciples of Jesus. We are a community of God’s people striving to help others find life, place and meaning in His story of redemption and reconciliation.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind. … and … you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
“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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
Incarnation is the eternal God entering time and taking on human flesh. Because He became like us, we understand Him more clearly. We reflect this by graciously bringing eternal truths to our time in ways that are biblically faithful and culturally relevant.
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Blue / Eternal
Represents sky and that all people have an idea of eternality; there is something infinite and beyond us that we reach towards.
Red / Internal
Represents blood and that all people have an internal sense of identity; who we are and what our story is.
Green / External
Represents the verdant world around us and that all people have will have an impact on it, or leave a legacy behind them.