What’s at our core as a church? What makes us who we are? We think those are important questions, and the answers are just as important. At ALIVE! we have 7 core values that shape everything that we do as a church.
1. Faithfulness and Obedience to God’s Word.
At ALIVE! we have the highest regard for God’s Word. God’s Word as revealed to us in the Old and New Testaments is our final authority in matters of faith and life. We believe that Scripture is without error, and is God’s truth for all people in all times and places. We faithfully seek to interpret and apply the truth of Scripture in everything that we do as a church.
ALIVE! is a community of prayer where we seek God individually and corporately. Through prayer, we learn what it means to seek after God’s heart; how to understand and interpret God’s Word; how to trust God; how to hear from God; and how to minister to one another as we pray together and for one another. Prayer is at the heart of who we are and what we do at ALIVE!
God has generously revealed Himself through Scripture, through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit. He has generously given us grace that we don’t deserve through Jesus Christ and has always given us his very best. Every good thing that we have in life is a result of God’s generosity. ALIVE! is a community of people that generously give of love, grace, truth, time, skills and finances. Loving God with our heart, mind, soul and strength means that we hold nothing back from God and are generous in our relationships with other people.
Humanity is the pinnacle of God’s creation. We are created in His image and have limitless worth and value in His eyes. ALIVE! is a community where people are loved, valued, appreciated and affirmed as the pinnacle of God’s creation. The people of ALIVE! and our community are far more valuable than buildings or programs. We will value the sacred worth of all people regardless of where they may be in their walk with God.
ALIVE! is a community where excellence is valued. Excellence in ministry honors God and inspires people. God is worthy of the very best that we have to offer.
6. Honesty and Authenticity
ALIVE! is a community where imperfect people are valued and honored. We will value honesty and authenticity in every relationship and personal interaction. We will honestly make decisions, resolve conflicts in a Biblical manner, confess sins and struggles, and offer accountability and encouragement to one another.
ALIVE! is a community where we prayerfully expect to see spiritual and numerical growth. God’s desire is for His Church to grow in numbers and in depth as we seek to become like Jesus. We will never compromise our efforts to change the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ and we will never compromise our efforts to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.