our cultural values
Order is necessary and of high value in how we operate as a church community and God works powerfully within it, but we always make room for what the Spirit’s intent is when we gather, even if it is outside our plans. We would rather have our plans change than miss out on what God wants to do.
In a world ever increasing in pace, we choose to slow down; to be present with the people around us. Even in church, we are susceptible to prioritizing a task over the people that we are doing the task for.
When we move in our gifting and purpose, we recognize that we are all children of God and from that revelation our identity is formed. Our unique functions are essential to the full expression of Jesus in his Church but we want to operate in them knowing that we are all sons and daughters before anything else.
We believe creativity is a key ingredient in how we form community and communicate the love of God to the world. And in our creativity, we’ve decided that the content of our character will take priority over the uniqueness of our expression.
We believe in grace for the little things. We choose, as a community, to invest beyond momentary comfort, and seek first the Kingdom of God. We choose the blessing of partnering with God over the temporary comfort of convenience.
Our aim is to pursue humility above all, get low, lift up, and serve even in moments where we differ in opinion. As people, we will take positions and have opinions on many matters, but we believe that when you follow Jesus, the first place he takes you is low. As a community, worship, in its many forms, is a high priority for us — and in its essence, worship is a posture before our King.
We desire to be a prophetic community that consistently and creatively calls out the greatness in each other. By the Spirit, we want to access and cultivate the purposes of God in each other and we believe this happens in and through a culture of honour.