Simplicity | We value simplicity in our message and in our ministries for the sake of clarity. In our mission of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ we strive to ensure that our message is clear for the sake of both understanding and application. (2 Cor. 1:12)
128Map- Are you loving enough to trust the simple Good News for your own life daily and sharing it with others weekly?
Creativity | We value creativity in our communication of the Good News of Jesus. Whether in our gatherings, life groups or in our individual relationships we seek to use the gifts God has uniquely given us to express the Gospel. We value the efforts of every member of the Body of Christ and seek to encourage everyone, regardless of their gifting, to be used for the fulfillment of the mission. (Romans 12:4–9)
128Map- Are you loving enough to both identify and use your strengths and spiritual gifts for service within the local church?
Authenticity | We value the process of sharing life with one another and we recognize that façade only hinders the level of relational intimacy that people can attain. Therefore we value authenticity to promote health within the church. Signs of authenticity are vulnerability, confession, and the sharing of burdens. (James 5:16)
128Map- Are you loving enough to genuinely share your life with others and allowing others to genuinely share life with you?
Accountability | We value sharing life that loves one another enough accountability. We love people enough to not leave them where they are in their pursuit of Jesus. Therefore we value relationships that sharpen and encourage towards love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24–25)
128Map- Are you loving enough to be held and hold others accountable in their faith journey and values?
Community | We value being a community of believers who love and specifically and strategically invest time, talents and resources into our local community of Manatee and Sarasota counties. (Luke 19:10)
128Map- Are you loving enough to use your gifts and strengths to serve the 490,000 in our two counties that don't yet know the Good News?
Multiplicity | We value investing in people who will invest in others. One person, one group, one church will never have the capacity to fulfill the Great Commission. Therefore we must multiply ourselves and our churches to impact the world. (2 Tim. 2:2)
128Map- Are you loving enough to invest your life into someone who is investing in someone else?