“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord,
and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”
2 Corinthians 4:5
We seek to partner with those who share our values and who possess a God-given vision and passion for ministry and to serve among those who are unreached by the gospel. We exist to advance God’s kingdom by proclaiming and living Christ’s message.
We believe that the Kingdom is both now and not yet. We believe that God can and does work in supernatural ways in our lives and in our world. Our goal is to build the Kingdom of God, not personal or corporate empires. We believe that the church is God’s agent for extending His Kingdom.
Biblically based and worshipful
We believe in the authority of scripture. Our approach to the Bible prioritizes transformation over information – we seek to apply God’s Word to real life situations. We value the experience of God through worship and prayer, both individually and in community.
We believe in the power of God’s grace to transform lives, and reject attempts to legislate the Christian life through human rules, especially in gray areas. We aim for righteousness and emphasize values and principals, avoiding legalism and rule setting.
A dynamic view of the Holy Spirit
We position ourselves between the Pentecostal and anti-charismatic poles of “everybody has to,” and “nobody can.” We seek to avoid a theology of excess and a theology of reaction. We hold a biblical view of baptism (infilling) of the Holy Spirit. We seek the Holy Spirit’s empowering without dictating how that should occur.
Purpose centered and people minded
We are a mission movement with a specific purpose and vision, yet want to move in a way that values people and relationships. While serious about accomplishing our tasks, we want to maintain unity and grace in our relationships and gatherings. We are committed to healthy families and value children, the poor and the vulnerable in our midst, seeking opportunities to demonstrate justice and mercy.
Developmental and gift based
We believe that each person is a unique contribution to the Kingdom of God. Our desire is to see our missionaries develop their God-given potential, giftedness, and purpose. We emphasize decentralized ministry, lifelong development for leaders, helping achieve effectiveness and longevity.
Facilitative in leadership
Our mission mandate, vision, and strategy are adaptable to life’s circumstances, taking into account the many different cultural and personal variables. We are flexible while focused, seeking to empower our leaders to fulfill their calling. We are committed to a team approach to ministry.
We recognize that Christian ministry and evangelism require spiritual discernment, a unique gifting, and an innovative approach. We strive to do things well, but are willing to take calculated risks. We choose to step out in faith, trusting God to provide in supernatural ways.
Balancing the strategic and the supernatural
We embrace a balance of spirituality and practicality. We believe people’s problems can be sin-driven, psychologically or physically induced, demonically inflicted, or a combination of these. We see the importance of both prayer and planning. We want to be spiritual without over-spiritualizing.
Authentic and Transparent
We value “realness” over performance. We seek to be humble, vulnerable, approachable, open and teachable.
We desire to demonstrate love and unity with one another by bridging relationships between Christian ministries, churches, and denominations for God’s glory. We embrace respecting differences of belief in non-essentials, sharing our mutual knowledge and resources, while promoting networking and fellowship.
Adopted: October 16, 2021