At the gathering, there will be several phrases you hear repeatedly, they are our Core Values.
1. LOVE GOD
We believe that loving God (worship) with our whole being is the most important thing we can do in life. We make it a practice as a community and as individuals to Love God with our entire life by praising God with our lips, honoring God with our hearts, living according to the teachings of the scriptures, and serving God with our time, talents, and resources.
2. LIFE TOGETHER
The Christian life was never supposed to be lived alone. We encourage one another to connect with other Christians in small groups for the purpose of prayer, Bible Study, and discussion. Though we are imperfect people, we believe our unity demonstrates God’s love.
3. CONTRIBUTORS NOT CONSUMERS
We live in a culture that is used to being served. However, at the gathering, we focus much of our attention on serving others. We believe we all have time, talents, and resources that we can contribute to the kingdom of God and that everyone needs a place of regular service with the local church.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
4. BEYOND THE WALLS
We live in a world of walls that divide people from one another and people from God. We want to be a community that breaks down walls wherever they exist with the love of God. At the gathering, each person is encouraged to go beyond whatever walls exist to share the gracious love of God with friends, neighbors, and strangers.