Christ Himself

It’s all about Christ (Colossians 1:15-20), who is triune (2 Corinthians 13:14) with the Father (Romans 11:36) and Spirit (John 15-17).


Brokenness

We desire to be poor in spirit (Matt. 5:3). Many of our values flow from this desire for brokenness: desperate dependence on God, teachability, flexibility, vulnerability, and humility. We ask: How can we love our neighbour as ourselves? (Mark 12:30-31) 


Tentmaking

All Christians have a role in God’s great plan (Matt. 28). Some are called to rely on the wider Body of Christ for their material needs; most are called to work for income. Our focus is to empower this majority whose work--like the apostle Paul’s tentmaking--is part of their calling (Acts 20:33-35).


Relationships

We are relationship-oriented, not emphasizing programs. We guard our time for relationships with individuals and families (John 4). We believe that communities are transformed relationally (Acts 2:47).


Teaching & Obeying God’s Word

God speaks to us and to those who do not yet know him through his Word (Heb. 4:12). The Bible is our authority and primary tool for discipleship (2 Tim. 3:16-17)


The Wider Body of Christ

We need the wider Body of Christ. We are part of countless churches and are indebted to them; we depend on partnership; we seek out mentors. (1 Cor. 12:12-30)