To see the Gospel transform everything around us – ourselves, our families, our church, our city, and the world.
Gospel Centrality: Keep the main thing the main thing
The Gospel, which is the main thing, is the good news that Jesus lived a sinless life, died for sin, and was raised. God forgives sin not because of what we have done, but because of what He has done. We never want to assume the gospel, but desire to teach it clearly and constantly (Rom.1:16; 1 Cor. 15:3-4).
Authentic Community: Don’t do life alone
God intends that we live in authentic and intentional community. We desire to be real, take off our masks, and genuinely know and care for each other. As a family, we rejoice and mourn together (Pr. 18:24; Rom. 12:15; Hebr. 3:13, 10:24-25; 1 John 1:7).
Missional Intentionality: Taking the gospel where we live, work, and play
We believe every Christian is to live on mission, so we want to encourage and equip every believer to be a light where they live, work, and play. We want to build a church culture that is outward focused rather than simply trying to keep each other happy (Mt. 9:37-38, 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Pt. 2:9-10).
Sacrificial Love: We are nothing without love
We want to love God and love people. No matter what we do, we want it to be done out of love (Mt. 22:34-40; John 15:12-13; 1 Cor. 13:1-3).
A "sojourn" is a temporary stay and a "sojourner" is a temporary resident. As Christians, we are "sojourners" who are on a journey toward our final home. As those who believe the gospel, we have journeyed from death to life, from darkness to light.
1 Peter 2:9-12
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passion of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.