Who are we? Why we do what we do.

Family: We value an environment which strengthens families and where Christian values are taught, nurtured and modeled.  We support family members living together in harmony and encouraging one another af followers of Jesus.  (Ephesians 5:24-6:4; Colossians 3:12-17; Hebrews 10:23-25)

Sharing the Gospel: We value the saving Gospel and are therefore highly motivated to intentionally share the Gospel through word and deed to those near and far. (Matthew 28:18-20; John 13:34)

Excellence: We value honoring God in all we think, say and do. (Colossians 3:17, 23-24)

Reading the Bible: We value reading the Bible because the Bible helps us to know, love and trust in Jesus and to lovingly live together.  We adhere to the teachings of the Bible since it is the only unerring standard of faith and practice given by God to the church. (2 Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 119:105; Luke 6:47-49)

Serving Others: We value food works as the fruits of faith that lead one another to "love your neighbor as yourself."  We seek to demonstrate God's love and equip people for lives of service in our homes, church, local community and beyond by using our gifts, abilities and resources to advance Kingdom purposes. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Mark 12: 28-31; 1 Peter 4:8-11)

Discipleship: We value the Holy Spirit's continual transformation of our lives into joyful and generous followers of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Titus 3:4-8; Romans 12:3-18)

Worship: We value God's grace by receiving it in Word and Sacrament and responding to it with prayer, praise, lives of worship and trust in God. (Acts 2:38-47; Matthew 26:26-28; Proverbs 3:5-6)

Prayer: We value daily talks with our Savior in private moments and together with others. (Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 7:1-7; Philippians 4:5-7; Ephesians 3;14-21)

Healthy Relationships: We value each of God's children by showing honor and respect to all.  When conflict arises, we seek to address it with patience and forgiveness, leading to reconciliation and unity.  (Romans 12:10, 18; Ephesians 4:1-3; Matthew 18:21-35)

Servant Leadership:  We value leadership habits and attitudes that embody the fruit of the Spirit and cultivate healthy relationships while pursuing the common good, which may also include willingly setting aside personal motivations.  We strive to pass this on to every generation through life example and intentional mentoring.  (Matthew 20:26-28; Galatians 5:22-26; 2 Timothy 2:1-2)