John 17:3 boldly proclaims, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” We seek to challenge others to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. In Him is life abundant now and the incredible hope for our future.
2 Peter 3:18 informs us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” We seek to equip people with the truth and knowledge to become all that God wants them to be through a variety of practical methods in discipleship.
John 13:34-35, Jesus shares these words, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This love is clearly based upon the love that God had for the world in sending His only Son. We seek to love the Lord and others with an unconditional love.
1 Peter 4:10 states, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” Jesus also encourages us to serve others after he had served his disciples in the upper room. We seek to continually serve others as an outgrowth of our faith to accomplish the mission given by Jesus.
Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives this command to all disciples, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” We seek to share the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone without exclusion because we believe in Him is life.
Ephesians 4:3 proclaims, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” We seek unity to become the positive force God wants to bring about change within our community.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 declares, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Ephesians 4:29 also declares, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” We seek to encourage others because we know that life can be tough and full of constant twists and turns.
These core values are not a ritual, routine, or something to be done out of compulsion; but, because of our love for God and for others. 1 John 4:9 is our theme: “We love because he first loved us.”