Priorities

First Priority—God

We are committed to loving God first of all, most of all, best of all; with all we are: heart, mind, soul and strength; with all we have: time, treasure, talent; in all we think, say and do. Our consuming passion is that God might be supreme in our values; in our affections; in our commitments. We are committed to worship as our highest expression of love; desiring and treasuring God above all else; glorifying God by delighting in Him.

This priority is expressed most directly in our ministry to God through corporate worship and the private life of devotion.

Second Priority—The Church

We are committed to loving God’s people by loving one another as Christ has loved us by serving each other out of reverence for Christ. Our earnest desire is to live humbly, transparently, and sacrificially with each other to be a family of God, reflecting His image. We are committed to nurture by helping one another grow in Christ; by supporting each other on the journey; by fostering each other’s passion for God and His all-satisfying glory.

This priority is expressed most directly in our ministry to the people of God through nurture, edification, education, and equipping.

Third Priority—The World

We are committed to loving the world by reaching out with God’s love to those who don’t know Him; by extending to them God’s offer of salvation and eternal life, and a personal relationship with Him. Our sincere prayer is that unbelief will be turned into faith; that rebels will become true worshipers; that the blind will come to see Christ as more precious, more soul-satisfying than all the treasures of the earth. We are committed to outreach by preaching and teaching the Gospel; through acts of mercy and charity; by the witness of Christ-like lives; by sending the Gospel to all the earth.

This priority is expressed most directly in our ministry to the world through missions, evangelism, and Christian service.