The church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God.
We are called to bring the gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures. We to be a church that is culturally relevant in our particular setting.
We are here for those in our community not already involved in existing churches. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God.
We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away. We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church.
The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community. In all forms of ministry, compassion is a hallmark of the one who was moved with compassion Himself in the face of human need. This being the age of grace and “the year of the Lord’s favor,” compassion should constitute the leading edge of our service to God, each other and a broken world. As such, we seek to avoid unauthorized judgments of others, realizing that we are all fellow sufferers and strugglers with the rest of humanity
In summary, when we talk about loving the world we are talking about being a church that is:
- Radically inclusive- We believe the invitation of Christ is wide, and radically inclusive
- Outwardly obsessed- We value people from every cultural/social background
- Mercy driven- We protect the poor, afflicted and oppressed
- Gospel centered- We value the lost, sinful, and separated