By design, church is meant to be a perfect place for imperfect people. The way that happens is by being JESUS-CENTERED & OTHERS-ORIENTED.
We believe this encompasses the greatest command (Mark 12:29-31) & the greatest commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Our VISION, MISSION & VALUES help us carry that out.
Vision is WHERE we are heading as a collective group of disciples.
And it’s simple, to be a multiplying church. We like to say it like this:
MULTIPLY MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES – MULTIPLY MULTIPLYING CHURCHES
We believe the best hope for a broken world is Jesus. Because no one church can reach everybody, we are more interested in building ‘out’ than building ‘up’.
Mission is HOW we will reach our ‘vision’.
It’s a process to develop disciple cycles. It can be summarized in 3 words: ENCOUNTER – GROW – SERVE.
ENCOUNTER– we want to help people encounter our amazing God initially & continually.
GROW– we strive to grow in knowledge, holiness & love for God, His church & all peoples.
SERVE– we want to go beyond acts of ‘helping’ into an attitude of ‘serving’.
Values are WHAT shapes us; it’s what we are taking on mission to reach our vision. The 5 soul-shaping values by which we filter all we do are:
MISSION MINDED– We live in response to the Gospel with every area of our lives. Our drive is not to make The Way Church famous, but Jesus non-ignorable. In this way we impact the world with the Kingdom of Heaven & the hope of Jesus in & through us.
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY– We encourage life-on-life transparency & vulnerability centered on Jesus. That’s where growth & true relationships take place.
GENUINE GENEROSITY– Since God first freely gave, and since all we have belongs to Him, we cheerfully give, for His glory, of our time, treasure & talents.
INFUSED INTENTIONALITY– Everything we do will be done with thoughtful purpose because what we do can either help or hinder someone. In addition, the choices & decisions we make today will lead us to who & where we will be tomorrow.
PASSIONATE PRAYER– Prayer is our first response not our last resort. Every decision, dilemma, difficulty, or doubt will be saturated in communion with God.