...to follow Jesus and become increasingly like Him.
...to rely on the Holy Spirit to transform us.
...of the Triune, Christian God.
...that is not limited to a “religious” or “personal” sphere but is rather the ultimate basis for all reality and as such has relevant implications in every sphere of life, including politics, business, and the home.
...of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit as Lord over all of life and creation so that there is no final dichotomy between sacred and secular or spiritual and physical.
...through reading, studying, memorizing, meditating, almost literally eating the Word of God as revealed in the Bible.
...that will include reveling in the beauty of God's creation and delighting in the creativity of those made in His image as much and as often as possible.
LOVE LIVED OUT
...through incarnational engagement with culture.
...by modeling Jesus, actively seeking the lost and hurting, and intentionally living out our faith in a way that allows God's redemptive power of the gospel to transform culture.
...embracing thoughtful and intelligent engagement with culture as an essential outworking of our understanding of the Lordship of Christ.
...by proclaiming the gospel with both words and deeds, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
...following the example established by God the Father, who demonstrated His love by sending his Son to die for us, by Jesus, who did not come to be served, but to serve, and by the Holy Spirit, who comforts, counsels, guides, and seals the children of God.
...desiring to be used by God in leadership roles by embracing the divine model of leadership through service. Hands-on service opportunities are vital to a leader's growth.
...believing that God gives unique gifts and talents to His children and discovering one’s gifts and callings through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ around us.
...has always existed in the Triune God. We therefore believe that loving and honest relationships are essential to growth as a leader, both individually and corporately.
...is developed by sharing one faith and our lives by making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace rather than seeking individualistic experiences.
...is missional: the Great Commission commands us to make disciples and understand that living life together is a vitally essential ingredient to the discipleship process. This means we live to serve the community, not the other way around.
...honoring the Christian call to live our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, to be holy as God is holy. We take this seriously.
...which is only accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit as we practice both spiritual and physical disciplines with humility, thankfulness, celebration, and joy.