OUR CORE VALUES

Supernatural family, testimonies of the power of Jesus, and extravagant worship are the cornerstones of our house. Our core values are built around the simplicity of the gospel and the love of God for his people.

  • God is Good

    Core Value

    Jesus reveals the love and priorities of the Father in His ministry and sacrifice – He is perfect theology. (Hebrews 1:2-3; Colossians 1:19, 2:9; John 1:1,18, 3:16-17, 14:6-7, 8:1-11,19)

    The enemy comes to steal and kill, but Jesus comes to destroy demonic works and give us abundant life. (John 10:9-11; 1 John 3:8; Mattthew 9:11-13)

    God describes Himself as gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. God is good and, by nature, in a good mood. (Psalms 103:8-14; Numbers 14:18; Zephaniah 3:17; Galatians 5:22-23; Matthew 7:11; Exodus 34:5-7)

    God Is good regardless of our circumstances. (Nahum 1:7; Romans 5:8, 8:28-32; James 1:17)

    God is generous. As we remember and retell what He has done in testimonies, He’s able and eager to do it again. (John 3:16; Revelation 12:11, 19:10; Joshua 4:1-9)

    What does this mean?

    God is for us. He chose to redeem us from our sin.
    (Psalms 139:7; Romans 5:8, 8:30-32; 2 Corinthians 5:19)

    God is not mad at us.
    (Hebrews 1:9; John 10:10; Romans 14:17-18; Psalms 30:11-12; Zephaniah 3:17; Isaiah 61:3)

    God’s desire is to prosper us in every area of our lives: physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and vocationally. (Isaiah 26:3; John 10:10; Luke 9:6, 56; Romans 5:8, 8:1; 3 John 1:2; Genesis 12:1-3; Jeremiah 29:11)

    God does not cause sickness to teach people lessons or punish them. Jesus is our New Covenant model as He healed all the sick people He encountered.
    (Matthew 4:23, 8:2-3; Acts 10:38)

    We live from the premise that God wants to save and heal everyone. (2 Peter 3:9; Ephesians 1:4-6; Romans 1:18-21; Matthew 4:23-24, 8:1-3, 8:16-17, 9:35, 14:34-36; Mark 6:56; Luke 9:11; Acts 10:38; 1 John 3:8)

    We are not saying...

    …God will always bless our decisions. We can do whatever we want and God will never judge us. (Prov. 8:13; Heb. 10:26; 2 Tim. 2:19; 2 Cor. 5:10; Heb. 9:27; Gal. 5:13-24)

    …God doesn’t get hurt by our actions and will never confront us on our sin.
    (Eph. 4:30; 1 Thess. 5:19; Matt. 15:13; John 15:2)

    …everyone will make it into heaven. (Matt. 7:21-23; Luke 13:27)

    …if we are not healed it is because God doesn’t love us or we lacked faith.
    (Matt. 4:23; Matt. 12:15; John 9:1-3; John 11:4; Acts 10:38)

    …God puts sickness on people to teach them lessons or to punish them.
    (Matt. 8:2-3; Acts 10:38)

    …our lives are always going to be easy and there will be no trials.
    (John 16:33; Phil. 3:10; Rom. 8:31-39; Ps. 34:19; James 1:2-4)

  • Salvation Creates Identity

    Core Value

    Jesus has won absolute victory! We are forgiven and freed from the enemy’s power of sin, sickness, lies and torment, so now we operate in the power of righteousness, healing, truth and joy! (Rom. 6:4; Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20)

    We are adopted as royalty into God’s family and commanded to help others be reconciled to God and come “home.” (John 1:12; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:18-21)

    We are simultaneously servants, children, and trusted friends of our Lord.
    (Matt. 23:10-12; John 15:15; John 1:12)

    We are new creations, not merely “sinners saved by grace,” but saints who have been given His righteousness. (2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 3:28; Rom. 8:29-30)

    What does it look like?

    We are saints, not sinners, and we are sanctified. We no longer live under shame or condemnation. (Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 3:24; 1 John 4:17; Rom. 8:29-30)

    Freedom, blessing and an abundant life are available to us NOW.
    (John 10:10; Matt. 6:33; Mark 10:29-30; Prov. 3:9-10; I John 4:18; 2 Tim. 1:7; Phil. 4:8)

    God doesn’t remember our sins or hold them against us. We are not who our past says we are. (Rom 8:1-2; Heb. 9:26; Ps. 103:12; Mic. 7:19; 1 John 1:9; Acts 3:19; Rom. 6:4; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:13-14)

    We have been given authority and access to God’s resources for the sake of the world.(2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 1:5-14; Matt. 28:18-19)

    We are transported into another Kingdom, and we live from heaven towards earth. (Eph. 2:5-7; 1 John 4:17; Col. 1:13; Col. 3:2; Ps. 121:1-2)

    Our new norm is to hunger and thirst for His righteousness to be revealed in the earth. (Ps. 1:1, Matt. 5:6, 2 Cor. 5:17)

    God has given us joy greater than any circumstances we face. (Is. 54:1; Neh. 8:10; Heb. 12:2)

    We renew our minds continually with God by believing and declaring His promises. We receive “grace” into our lives through “impartations” from other believers. (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 1:20; Joel 3:10; Matt. 10:41; Acts 13:3; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:6)

    We are not saying...

    …we are too “royal” to serve. (Matt. 20:28; Mark 9:35, 10:42-45)

    …there is no process, renewing of our mind, seeking after God or going from glory to glory. (Matt. 6:32-33; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 3:12-14)

    …”sin is not that big a deal”, and we don’t have to repent if we sin.
    (James 5:16; 1 John 1:8-9; Acts 5:1-11; Heb. 10:26-31; Luke 11:4; 1 John 2:1; James 5:16)

    …we can have and do whatever we want because our actions have no effect on our relationship with God or His will in this world.
    (Prov. 15:9; Prov. 8:13; Rom. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 8:9; Eph. 5:15-21; Gal. 5:13-25)

    …we are Jesus. (Matt. 24:4-5; Col. 2:6-12; John 5:21; Rom 8:10-11)

    …we don’t feel godly conviction, and we don’t have consequences or messes to clean up when we sin. (2 Cor. 7:9-10; Rom. 6:1; Luke 19:8-9)

    …our past is completely evil and has no evidence of God’s goodness.
    (Ps. 16:6; Rom. 11:29; Rom. 8:28)

    …we have already attained perfection, and there is no room for us to grow.
    (Phil. 3:12-15; 1 Cor. 13:12)

  • Responsive to Grace

    Core Value

    We experience both the astounding, undeserved love God has for us and His ongoing power to transform us. His transforming love and power are inseparable from one another. (John 3:16-17; Eph. 1:4-5; Rom. 5:6-11; Heb. 1:1-3)

    God scandalously loves His “lost” creation and extends grace, empowering believers to love Him and others at a higher standard than the law. (Rom. 5:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:14-18; Rom. 6:11-14; Matt. 5.21-28)

    Deeply experiencing grace is key to overcoming sin and failure. The Father’s love keeps us from focusing on sin or hiding in shame if we fail. Grace teaches us righteousness. (Eph. 3:14-21; 2 Cor. 3:17-18; John 17:21-23)

    Experiencing God’s generosity in grace breaks the mentality that “There won’t be enough” and moves us to be generous with all our resources just like our Father. (Rom. 8:31-32; Matt. 7:11; Jer. 29:11; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Acts 2:44-45)

    What does it look like?

    God eradicated our sinful nature, and our old life is completely dead. We are free and clothed in His righteousness.
    (Matt. 5:17-20; 2 Cor. 3:6; Phil. 3:9; 1 Cor. 10:23-24; Rom. 8:2; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 6:6)

    God is always loving and passionate to fulfill His plan for our lives.
    (John 3:16; Phil. 2:13; Eph. 1:4; Rom 5:8, Rom. 8:39; 2 Pet. 3:9; 2 Tim. 2:13)

    We grow into spiritual maturity when we allow His love and power to transform us. (Eph. 3:14-21; 1 Cor. 3:1-3; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 3:12)

    We partner with the Holy Spirit to be changed and led into personal breakthrough.
    (Titus 2:11-13; Phil. 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:10; Eph. 1:4; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 12:2)

    God’s love empowers us to live like Jesus in every circumstance.
    (Matt. 5:38-45; Rom. 8:38-39; 1 John 4:19; Eph. 3:16-19)

    God has empowered us to live lives of Christ-like purity and holiness.
    (Matt. 5:27-28; 2 Tim. 1:9; 2 Cor. 12:9; 1 Cor. 10:13)

    God has given us access to unlimited resources so that we can do His good works and change the world.
    (Matt. 28:18; Eph. 2:6; 1 John 4:17; Matt. 18:18; Eph. 2:4-10; Eph. 2:10; John 4:34; Rom. 8:29)

    God’s grace empowers us to be unique, to dream and to create with Him.
    (Eph. 3:10-11; Rom. 8:19)

    We are not saying...

    …we have already attained perfection, and there is no room for us to grow.
    (Phil. 3:12-15; 1 Cor. 13:12)

    …we won’t be tempted into “old sinful habits.” (Mark 8:34-35; Gal. 5:24; 1 Cor. 10:13)

    …we can be OK with sin remaining in our lives. (Gal. 5:13; Rom. 6:1-2)

    …we don’t have to work hard because God does everything.
    (Titus. 2:11-13; Rom. 12:1-3; Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12; Phil. 3:13-14)

    …we don’t need to choose daily to live under heaven’s rule.
    (Heb. 10:26; Gal. 5:1; Heb. 6:4-6; 2 Pet. 2:20-21)

    …everyone is saved, and there is no hell. (2 Cor. 5:10; Heb. 9:27; Matt. 25:31-46)

    …our flesh, or our bodies are still evil. (Rom. 8:11; Rom. 6:12-13)

    …we don’t have to steward or manage the resources and gifts we have.
    (Rom. 6:13; Col. 3:23-24; Matt. 25:14-30)

  • Focused on His Presence

    Core Value

    God delights in us and has always desired to be with us. We focus on His presence because we have discovered He is focused on us.
    (Eph. 1:4-5; Zeph. 3:17; John 6:44; Jer. 31:3; Ps. 65:4)

    Our first ministry is to God. When we recognize Him, we are moved to worship with joyous passion and encounter Him in prayer, the Word, and fellowship throughout the day.
    (Ps. 27:4; Luke 10:42; James 4:8; Ps. 23:6; Ps. 23:6; Ps. 26:8; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, Ps. 1:1-3)

    Purposely cultivating hunger for God’s manifest presence and openness to the Holy Spirit experiences deepens our friendship with God and the awareness that we carry His presence for the sake of the world. (Ps. 73:28; John 1:16; Ps. 107:9; Matt. 5:6; Is. 55:1-2; 1 Cor. 3:16)

    As a lifestyle, we focus on Him while we minister and attempt to say what God is saying and do what He is doing. (John 5:19-20; 5:30; 12:49-50; 14:10; 1 John 4:16-17)

    What does it look like?

    God has made us a dwelling place for His Spirit.
    (1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Tim. 1:14, Col 2:9-10)

    As we draw near to God, He draws near to us. (James 4:8; Matt. 5:6; Matt. 6:33)

    The Holy Spirit’s Presence motivates us towards loving and changing the world. (Matt. 28:18-20; Joel 2:28)

    We are called to keep our awareness completely on God (face-to-face) and not allow anything else to come between Him and us. (Ex. 20:3; Phil. 4:8)

    As we behold God, we are changed into His image. (2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 5:18-20)

    We thrive when we continue in connection to Him. Our connection with God gives us His joy and strength. (Ps. 13:5; Heb. 1:9; John 15; Acts 17:28)

    There is no divide between secular and sacred because His Kingdom is inside us wherever we go. (Josh. 1:3; Rev. 11:15)

    God made the way for us to have intimacy with Him. (1 John 3:1; Rev 3:20)

    We are not saying...

    …Christians should spend all of their time in private worship to God, disconnected from the real world. (Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor. 4:12; Gal. 6:10; Matt. 18:20)

    …everything supernatural is from God. (1 John 4:1; Acts 13:6-12; Acts 16:16-18)

    …physical manifestations are an indicator of how spiritually mature we are and accurately show the health of our walk with Jesus. (1 Cor. 13:1-3 & 13; Matt. 7:21-23)

    …we chase after manifestations because if we don’t, they won’t come to us.
    (1 Cor. 12:4-11; 1 Cor. 7:7; Eph. 4:7; Heb. 2:4)

    …God’s presence is only in the church and not in the secular world.
    (Ps. 139:7-12; Matt. 5:44-45; Hab. 2:14; Num. 14:21)

    …the Holy Spirit leads us into a self-focused lifestyle.
    (Matt. 16:24-25; Luke 14:27; 1 Peter 2:21)

    …we only worship God when we feel like it. (Ps. 42; Rom. 1:20-21; Matt. 22:37-38)

  • Creating Healthy Families

    Core Value

    We are adopted into God’s family, so we intentionally create family and community wherever we go. (Eph. 2:19; Acts 2:44-47; Gal. 6:10; 1 Peter 2:17; Heb. 2:11)

    We think like healthy family members by doing what’s best for the whole environment and submitting to one another and by not being selfish. (Eph. 5:21; Gal. 5:13; Phil. 2:3; Rom. 12:9-21)

    We purposely grow our individual capacity to trust and be trusted in covenant relationships as we empower and confront one another to live out who we truly are. (Matt. 18:15; 1 Cor. 4:14-21; 1 Thess. 5:14)

    We are loyal, and loyalty is demonstrated most radically when people fail. We don’t punish and abandon them to save face or convince the world that we hate sin, but work to see them restored. (Matt. 18:15; John 8:1-11; Gal. 6:1; Ps. 141:5; 1 Cor. 4:21)

    What does it look like?

    God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have brought us into their intimacy and family. From their love and wisdom, we build healthy families and communities. (John 15:15-16a; Acts 2:44-47; Eph. 3:14-21; 1 John 3:1)

    We believe that no one is created to walk alone and that people become most alive when planted in a healthy family.
    (Acts 2:1-2; Acts 4:23-31; Matt. 18:20; Eph. 3:14-20; Matt. 6:9; 1 Cor. 12:21-27)

    The way we love people is a direct reflection of our true love for God. So, we live to make the world better for a generation we will never see.
    (Prov. 14:31; Matt. 10:42; Phil. 4:8; Matt. 25:45; Heb. 6:10)

    I value and draw from the Holy Spirit’s gifts and graces in everyone’s lives, not just from my leaders. (Rom. 12:10; 1 Cor. 12)

    We value and honor each other even when we disagree. It’s not about being right, but being understood. (Matt. 18:2-4; Rom. 12:4; 1 Pet. 2:17; Rom. 12:10; 1 Pet. 3:8; 1 Pet. 5:5; John 17:25-26)

    We covenant with people, seeking their benefit in everything we do. We do nothing out of selfish ambition or gain. (Phil. 2:3-16; Rom. 12:10; Rom. 2:8, Eph. 5:21)

    We are responsible when others in our family sin against us. We confront them based on: “You are way to cool to behave this way.” (2 Cor. 7:9-10; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12; 1 Tim. 3:5)

    No matter what people do, forgiveness is our standard. (Matt. 18:21; Luke 17:4)

    We are not saying...

    …we are self-sufficient and we don’t need others.
    (Eccl. 4:9-12; Heb. 10:24-25; Matt. 18:20; Heb. 3:13; 1 Cor. 12:12-14)

    …all Christian communities are going to be a healthy families.
    (Gal. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 5:6; 1 Cor. 4:14)

    …we have to hate ourselves and love others.
    (Mark 12:31; Luke 5:16; Ps. 127:2; Jer. 29:11; 1 John 5:3)

    …Christians don’t have to follow the rules and laws of secular society.
    (Rom. 13:6-7; Prov. 24:21; Daniel 2:21)

    …children have a junior Holy Spirit. (Joel 2:28; Matt. 18:3; Luke 1:41)

    …we don’t have any responsibility if fellow Christians sin against us.
    (Matt. 18:15-16; Matt. 18:21; Rom. 5:8)

    …there isn’t a time when someone chooses not to be a part of healthy community.
    (Cor. 5:5-6; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Eph. 5:11; Rom. 16:17-19; Titus 3:9-10; Matt. 18:17)

  • God's Word Transforms

    Core Value

    The goal of Scripture is to bring us into relationship with the Author and transform us into His likeness. (Ps. 119:105; Matt. 4:4; 2 Cor. 3:15-18; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; James 1:22-25 )

    We encounter God in the Word, and faith is released into our lives. As we study Scripture, it empowers us who God is, who we are and how He wants us to live. (Ps. 119:105; Matt. 7:24-28; John 8:31-32; John 17:17; Rom. 10:17; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:1-13; 1 Thess. 2:13; Col. 3:15-17)

    The Word of God is the source of infallible authority by which we judge all insight and prophetic revelation. (Prov. 30:5-6; Matt. 22:29; John 8:31-32; Col. 1:6-9; 2 Thess. 2:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21)

    What does it look like?

    The Bible should lead us to an ever-growing relationship with Jesus.
    (Job 42:5; John 1:14; John 14:6)

    It is through relationship and empowerment by the Holy Spirit that we accurately experience and apply the Bible. (John 16:12-15; 2 Cor. 3:6)

    A Christian becomes alive, and should be transformed, when he hears and acts on the “now” words of God”. (Rom. 10:17; Heb. 4:2; Matt. 14:27-29; Is. 55:11)

    God’s promises are always “yes and amen” for the believer in Christ. (2 Cor. 1:20)

    When we declare God’s words, we release Him to transform the world.
    (Prov. 18:21; James 3:4; Joel 3:10; Is. 54:1; Mark 4:39; Acts 3:6-7)

    Reading the Word in a Holy Spirit-filled community helps guard people from deception. (John 16:12-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-11; John 4:1; Matt. 7:15; 1 Cor. 12:10)

    We need to keep listening and asking God questions because God can reveal more truth over time. (Gen. 22; Gen. 18:16-33; James 1:5; Matt. 7:7-12)

    We interpret the Bible through the person of Jesus. (John 1:14; John 14:9; Col. 2:9; Heb. 1:3)

    We are not saying...

    …God is absolutely boxed in by our current understanding of His Word. (Judges 16; John 8:1-11; Matt. 12:1-13)

    …encountering God is more important than reading, studying and applying the Word.
    (2 Tim. 2:15; Rom. 6:13; Prov. 22:29)

    …it’s impossible for a Christian to be deceived. (Gal. 3:1; 1 John 4:1)

    …we shouldn’t judge or question biblical truth. (1 John 4:1; Matt. 7:15-20)

    …the devil can’t use Scripture to deceive a Christian. (James 2:19; Matt. 4:1-11)

    …every word in the Bible should be applied directly. (2 Cor. 3:6; Matt. 5:30)

  • God's Still Speaking

    Core Value

    Jesus has invited us into a relationship. He said that His sheep would know His voice and that the Holy Spirit would teach us all things. It’s natural for God to communicate with His family and important for us to listen, look, and learn His language and ways.
    (Isaiah 50:4-5; Matt. 4:4; John 10:26-28, 14:25, 16:13; Acts 2:17; 1 John 2:27; Num. 11:29)

    Scripture calls us to earnestly desire the gift of prophecy, which is speaking on God’s behalf to strengthen, encourage and comfort people. So, we desire to say what the Father is saying in order to grow their identity and call out the purposes and treasure He has placed in them. (I Tim. 4:14-16; I Cor. 14:1-4, 24-25; Acts 13:1-3; Eph. 2:10; 1 John 4:17)

    Prophecy is not “one-way communication” it involves two people hearing from God, the one who gives the word and the one who receives it. Therefore, with the help of the Holy Spirit, Scripture and the community, we judge the spirit and accuracy of the words we give and receive, holding on to what is good and letting go of what is not.
    (Thess. 5:19-22; 1 Cor. 14:29; Acts 21:10-22:30 (Agabus’ inexact prophecy); Acts 27:10, 22-24 (Paul’s prophecy Corrected by an angel)

    The Bible is authoritative revelation, unlike any other, and nothing will be added to it. No accurate prophecy will contradict the Scripture (properly interpreted) or be considered equal with it. (Matt. 22:29; John 8:31-32; Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Thess. 2:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt. 7:15-20)

    What does it look like?

    God is perfect, but He has chosen to partner with imperfect people to build the kingdom. Like all spiritual gifts and ministry skills (think love, generosity, preaching, etc.) we simply don’t operate in any of them perfectly. That is why we sometimes make mistakes and need to judge the words. (1 Cor. 13:12; Acts 15:28)

    Gifts aren’t given fully developed. We can become better at moving in our gifts as we practice. (1 Tim. 4:14-15)

    God often speaks to us in the language of our own mind/spirit/soul. Therefore the voice of the Lord often sounds like us (but is usually smarter than us!). We have to practice to discern His voice with confidence. Being accurate increases our confidence. (Acts 10:9-16; 1 Cor. 2:12-16)

    In the Old Testament, the prophet is judged, but in the New Testament, the prophetic word is judged. The O.T. expectation that all prophecy should be 100% accurate has been modified in the New Testament. The N.T. church is commanded to test everything and hold on to the good. The leaders judge the prophecy not the prophet. Unlike the O.T. in which the Spirit came only on the prophet, everyone in the church possesses the Holy Spirit, so the word can be discerned and we can say, “You got that wrong” instead of “You are a false prophet.” (Deut. 18:18-22; 1 Cor. 14:29; 1 Cor. 13:2; 1 John 4:1)

    In the N.T. false prophets are generally teaching wrong doctrine, doing signs and wonders designed to deceive and producing bad fruit, not giving inaccurate words of edification, encouragement and comfort. (2 Pet. 2:1-3; Matt. 24:24)

    Prophecy should always be delivered with humility and love. It should never be for self-promotion or selfish ambition. If we give a wrong word or do so with a wrong heart, we own our mistake and humble clean it up. (Phil. 2:3-4; I Cor. 13:1-2; Matt. 7:21-23)

    Prophecy is three-part process of revelation, interpretation and application. Just like Scripture, prophecy can be misunderstood, misinterpreted or poorly applied. (Acts 10:9-16; Acts 15:28, Acts 21:10-22:30; Acts 27:10, 22-24)

    We don’t strive to make prophetic words happen but are sometimes invited by God to co-labor with him and see them come to pass. (Gen 21:2; 2 Kings 5:10; Luke 17:11-14; Acts 10 (Cornelius and Peter co-labor) Acts 9:1-19 (Saul and Ananias co-labor)

    There is sometimes a mystery to prophecy and it’s timing. Some prophetic words are completely outside our box, so we hold onto them for a later time. Some prophecy is only understood in hindsight. (John 16:12; Luke 24:44,45; John 13:7)

    We are not saying...

    …we prophesy perfectly. (1 Cor. 14:29; 1 Thess. 5:19-22)

    …one person can fully know or have the mind of Christ. (1 Cor. 2:16)

    …“anything goes” and we are unaccountable for the words we give and don’t care if they are accurate. (Matthew 12:36, 37)

    …the only way to know the heart and will of God is through a prophetic word from someone.

    …major life decisions should be made solely on the basis of a prophetic word devoid of other sources of God’s leadership and communication like prayer, Scripture, leaders, wisdom, personal desires, covenant relationships etc. In fact, this is a sign of immaturity. (1 Tim. 4:11-16)

    …we have to check with God on everything in our lives like what clothes to wear or what street to walk down (although He sometimes has ideas about these things that lead to adventure if we are listening!)

    …there is no need for us to have teachers or study Scripture. (Eph. 4:11)

  • Supernatural Ministry

    Core Value

    Jesus promised signs would follow believers and they would do even greater works than He.
    (Mark 16:15-18; John 14:12-14; Acts 2:17-18)

    We believe all can be healed becasue jesus demonstrated the Father’s will in healing all the sick and demonized.
    (Matt. 4:23; Matt. 9:35; Matt. 12:15; Matt. 14:14; Luke 9:11; Acts 10:38)

    We owe the world an encounter with God and invitation to salvation because Jesus sent us to the world just as the Father sent Him.
    (Luke 10:1-23; Matt 5:14; John 20:21; John 17:18; Matt 28:18-19)

    Nothing is impossible with God so no person or situation is beyond His ability to bring complete restoration.
    (Luke 1:34-37; Matt 17:20; Mark 10:25-27; 1 Cor 6:9-11; Ps. 103)

    Faith requires us to step beyond fear and take risks while humbly honoring the environment in which we are ministering.
    (Matt 9:28-29; Matt 17:2; Math 14:24-33; Acts 3:1-10; Heb 11:1; James 2:14-18)

    What does it look like?

    The cross of Jesus didn’t make natural people good; it made a new race of beings on the planet who were naturally supernatural. (Mark 16:17-18; 2 Cor. 5:17)

    Loving people is supernatural, and we always operate from love when we take risks to release heaven into people’s lives. (Matt. 5:44; John 13:33-35; 1 Cor. 13, 16:14)

    We walk as sons of God being salt and light, revealing our Father’s goodness and calling people to repentance. (Matt. 5:13-16; John 20:22; Rom. 2:4, 8:19)

    The Holy Spirit gives every believer the power to be a bold witness, releasing God’s supernatural power, seeing miracles, signs and wonders. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:16-18; 1 Cor. 12, 14:1-3; Matt. 10:8; John 20:21-23; Acts 4:31-35; Acts 8:26-40; 1 Cor. 4:20)

    We naturally live a Spirit-led life following the voice, leading and guiding of His Presence as we release heaven into earth.
    (Matt. 4:4, 11:28; John 5:19, 10:27; Mark 5:21-34; Acts 10:9-16; Gal. 4:16-18)

    When we encounter the works of darkness, it is an opportunity for God’s supernatural love to move powerfully. (Acts 4; 1 John 3:8, 4:18; Matt. 16:19)

    Prayer invades the impossible, releasing heaven’s power, so we continue to cry out for more. (James 5:16; 1 Thess. 5:17; Matt. 6:9-13)

    We celebrate every small victory and steward the testimony of Jesus that is the Spirit of prophecy. (James 1:17; Matt. 7:11; Rev. 19:10)

    We are not saying...

    …we are Jesus. (1 Cor. 6:19-20; Col 1:27)

    …we pursue a relationship with God just so we can perform signs and wonders.
    (Luke 10:17-20; Mark 7:21)

    …people are trophies, and miracles make us more important in the Kingdom.
    (Matt. 7:21-23, 18:1-5; 1 Cor. 13)

    …we prefer to demonstrate miracles over loving and serving people.
    (Prov. 21:21; 1 John 4:20; 1 Cor. 13, 16:14)

    …people have to pray and fast, or perform, to earn the grace needed to operate in signs and wonders. (Gal. 3:2-5; 1 Cor. 15:10)

    …every risk we take when ministering will result in the expected outcome.
    (Acts 16:16-24; Matt. 14:22-33; Rom. 8:28 )

    …miracles stopped with the apostles and Jesus.
    (1 Cor. 12, 14:1,39; 1 Pet. 4:7,10; 2 Tim. 1:6-8)

    …we won’t have resistance to the gospel and experience persecution.
    (Acts 4:3-22, 5:17-42; 2 Cor. 11:24-25)

  • His Kingdom is Advancing

    Core Value

    We have a big God and the devil is small and defeated! Yes, we are in a battle, but the outcome is not in doubt.
    (1 John 4:4; Rom. 8:31-39; John 12:31; 1 John 2:13; 1 John 5:4; Acts 4:23-31; Mark 5:1-11)

    We believe and live the prayer, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.” Therefore, we partner with the King in natural and supernatural ways to create mercy, justice, and righteousness until He comes.
    (Matt. 6:9-10; Matt. 10:42; Matt. 25:40; Matt. 10:7-8; John 14:12)

    Every believer is in full-time ministry because God is advancing His Kingdom, not just building His Church. Our work and effort, whether big or small, inside or outside the church, is sacred and valuable to God. (Col. 3:23-24; Dan. 6:3; Prov. 22:29; Is. 60:1-5; Matt. 13:31-32)

    As the Kingdom advances, there will be resistance and conflict, but we expect the culture to be changed as people come to salvation and take their place in God’s plan for the world. (John 15:19-21; 2 Cor. 4:8-11; 2 Cor. 12:10; Luke 12:11-12; John 16:33; Acts 4:23-31)

    What does it look like?

    We focus on the good that God is doing in the world and live with contagious hope and joy. (Eph. 1:17-19; Phil. 4:8-9; James 1:16-18; Acts 13:52)

    We pray from Jesus’ victory (not for victory) and destroy the devil’s works in the world. (Is. 54:17; Eph. 1:20-23; 1 John 4:4; Matt. 11:11)

    We recognize God’s presence is “at work” everywhere in the world, and we partner with Him so that people are saved.
    (Gen. 1:28; Matt. 6:5; Mark 16:15; 2 Cor. 5:17-18; Luke 12:48)

    We seek after heaven’s answers for earthly problems, and we take practical risks (in faith) to see these answers manifest in our world.
    (Matt. 6:9-10; Dan. 2; Gen. 41:1-46; 1 Sam. 14:6; Acts 3:1-10; Matt. 17:24-27; Acts 4:23-31)

    We discover our gifts and become excellent at serving leaders in the realms of society that God places us. We live to cover them, support them, and help them succeed. (Dan. 2; Gen 41:1-46)

    We bless and pray for people who persecute us as we seek to bring heaven to earth. (Matt. 5:43-45; Luke 6:27-28; Prov. 25:21)

    We transform the world by making heavenly declarations everywhere we go.
    (Prov. 18:21; Prov. 11:11; James 3:2-5; Matt. 21:21-22; Joel 3:10; Eph. 4:29; Matt. 16:18-19)

    We are not saying...

    …bad things are not happening and will not happen in the world.
    (John 16:33; Matt. 13:20-21; Matt. 7:24-27)

    …the enemy will not try to resist us, and we won’t experience opposition or persecution. (Rom. 8:26-39; Acts 14:22-23; Phil. 4:6-7)

    …we can change the world by human strength and ability.
    (Zech. 4:6; Jer. 17:5-6; Matt. 7:7-8)

    …everyone will end up attending church.

    …God doesn’t love and prosper secular leaders in society.
    (Matt. 5:44-46; Acts 14:16-17)

    …just because we serve a leader in our community, they will automatically become a Christian. (Dan. 2; Gen. 41:1-46)

    …we have to be at “the top” of a mountain of society in order to bring Kingdom change. (Luke 13:21; Matt. 13:32; Gen. 41:1-46)

    …there is not a process of growth or influence before favor comes on someone’s life. (Zech. 4:10; Luke 2:52; 1 Sam. 2:26; Prov. 3:3-5; Dan. 2)

    …we will see everything happen in our lifetime that we believe for. (Heb. 11:13)

  • Free and Responsible

    Core Value

    Christ died to set us free from the law of sin and death, fear, and shame to establish us in freedom so we can live and love as God’s glorious children.
    (2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 8:1-2, 19-21; Rom. 6:4 and 14-22)

    Freedom is very personal, but it is not self-centered. Scripture says we have been given freedom to serve one another in love.
    (Gal. 5:13-15; 1 Cor. 8:9-13; 1 Cor. 9:19; Rom. 14 and 15)

    Freedom and responsibility cannot be separated. We experience freedom when we are able to control ourselves. So we cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He produces the fruit of self-control in us. (Gal. 5:16-25; Rom. 8:12-13; 2 Pet. 1:5-9)

    We endeavor to make sure the “size” of our self-control continues to grow and remain bigger than the size of our influence. (Eph. 4:1; Col. 1:10; 1 Cor. 6:18-20)

    What does it look like?

    Our freedom came at a great price. Therefore, we protect, steward and sacrificially extend it to others. (1 Cor. 6:20; John 13:34-35; Rom. 12:1)

    We are free to dream with God about extending His Kingdom on earth.
    (Matt. 6:10; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 2:26)

    We are free in our hearts and are motivated internally by the Holy Spirit and our core values. (Phil. 2:13; Ps. 37:4; Rom. 8:14; Prov. 4:23)

    We understand our needs and are honest at expressing them. We create plans to have our needs fulfilled in healthy ways and restrain from meeting our desires in unhealthy ways. (Cor. 1:4; Acts 2:44-46; 2 Cor. 8:2-5; 1 Cor. 10:13; Rom. 12:1-2)

    In our freedom, we take risks in how to love people practically and supernaturally. If and when we make mistakes, we are powerful to clean them up. (Acts 2:42-47; Luke 19:1-10)

    We live “aware of,” and we “draw on” the Holy Spirit’s strength when circumstances test our character and faith. (Gal 5:21-22; Rom 8:5)

    We cultivate and excel in our unique gifts and strengths so that God’s Kingdom can expand in the earth. (1 Cor. 12 and 14, Dan. 1; Luke 2:52)

    We are not saying...

    …all people need is Jesus to live in freedom and responsibly. They don’t need family or leadership. (Eph. 5:21; Acts 2:42)

    …people can do whatever they want in a community and it doesn’t matter.
    (Rom. 14; Gal. 6:1; Titus 3:10-11)

    …cultures of control, fear, and manipulation create empowered people.
    (2 Tim. 1:6-8; Luke 10:1-23; John 5:44)

    …we are led by our feelings. (Rom. 8:12-14; Rom. 8:6; 1 Cor. 9:26-27)

    …we always get to do what we want and don’t have to serve others or do things that we don’t feel like doing. (Rom. 14; 1 Cor. 10:23)

    …there is no process to seeing our dreams fulfilled. (James 1:1-2, 12; Rom. 5:1-5)

  • Honor Affirms Value

    Core Value

    Honor recognizes and affirms how valuable and powerful other people are because they are made in His image and He died to restore them to relationship. We are significant. (Gen. 1:26; Eph. 4:22-24; Rom. 12:10)

    The level of value we have for one another influences the measure of impact we have on each other. (Matt. 10:41; John 13:35; Phil. 2:1-4)

    We call out the best in people and celebrate them in spite of our differences, responding to people based on who we are and their God-given identity, not simply their behavior or self-definition. (1 Cor. 12:18; 24-26, 14:3; Phil. 4:8)

    Honor must be demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action toward those we lead, follow, love and disagree with. Honor avoids controlling others but does confront, limit and discipline when necessary.
    (1 Cor. 13:1-7; 1 Cor. 4:13; 2 Tim. 2:11-16)

    What does it look like?

    We love people that we cannot receive anything from.
    (Rom. 5:8; Matt. 25:40, 45; Matt. 10:42; Prov. 14:31)

    We continually ask God how He sees the people in our lives and encourage them with the truths that He tells us about them. (Matt. 16:17-19; 1 Cor. 14:3-5)

    We know there are levels of honor and responsibility because of people’s positions in the body, anointing or favor with God. So as we honor one another, we receive “grace” and strength from each other.
    (1 Tim. 5:17; Eph. 4:7-14; I Cor. 12:18, 24-26; Matt.10:40-42)

    We see where people fit in the body of Christ and celebrate their individuality.
    (1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12:4; Eph. 4:7)

    We love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.
    (Luke 23:34; Matt. 5:43-48; Luke 9:54-56)

    We honor the future generations and desire to see them prosper and outgrow us. (Deut. 31:23; 2 Kings 2; 1 Chron. 28:20; John 14:12)

    Rather than judging people outside of the church, we love them and serve them into the Kingdom. (Matt. 10:8; Mark 2:13-17; Rom. 2:4; Heb. 13:17)

    We work with brothers and sisters when they sin to find “root issues” behind their behavior and restore them. (Gal. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 4:21; Matt. 18:15; Luke 17:3-4)

    We are not saying...

    …we never confront people or call them to live up to their true identities.
    (1 Cor. 4:14; Luke 9:54-56; 2 Cor. 7:1)

    …everyone is equal, and we operate from a “round table” where everyone has the same favor. (1 Cor. 12:18, 24-26; Matt. 10:41)

    …honoring others will mean our lives will not be blessed.
    (Matt. 5:1-12; Matt. 10:41; Mark 10:28-30)

    …leaders are allowed to be destructive, manipulating and controlling.
    (Matt. 10:25-26; 1 Pet. 5:3; 1 Cor. 3:12-13)

    …we honor in certain environments, but not in others.
    (Matt. 19:13-15; John 13:34-35; John 4:1-42)

    …we always have to agree with everyone and can’t have different opinions.
    (Eph. 4:1-4; Acts 18:24-26)

    …people can’t choose to behave their way out of our fellowship.
    (Tit. 3:9-11; Matt. 18:15-18; 2 John 1:10; 1 Cor. 5:4-6, 1 Thess. 5:12-15)

  • Generous Like My Father

    Core Value

    God is extravagantly generous and our generosity is a response and reflection of Him. He is a good Father who gives good gifts to His children.
    (James 1:17; Ps 103:1-5; John 3:16)

    The thread of God’s generosity weaves through His creation, covenants, Israel’s economics, the gospel and the Kingdom as He consistently models that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
    (Ps 65:9-13; Deut 28:1-14, 7:9; 2 Cor 8:9)

    God has blessed us in every way so that we can be generous in every way to advance the gospel. Joyfully giving our time, affection, talents and money, attracts God’s attention, craws heaven’s blessing, produces transformation, and enables Him to trust us with the true riches of the Kingdom.
    (2 Cor 9:6-15; Acts 10:3-6; Mal 3:10-12)

    Generosity confronts our poverty mentality, changing the way we interact with the world. No longer anxious because we mistakenly believe provision is scarce, we are confident that God multiplies resources and is eager to rescue and prosper people. (2 Cor 9:6-15; Phil 4:19; Eph 3:20-21)

    Generosity releases joy, blessing, and favor into our lives. As we give, it will be given to us, pressed down, shaken together.

    What does it look like?

    Generosity is an expression of our trust in God’s provision-a declaration that our treasure is truly in heaven. As I take care of His priorities, He will look after mine. (1 Tim 6:17-19, Phil 4:18-19, Acts 4:33-37)

    Generosity is a mindset. The poorest person on earth can live generously. Even if we don’t have many resources, we always have something to give.
    (Luke 21:1-4; Mark 6:30-44, 2 Cor 8:13-15)

    We do not only give out of our abundance or convenience. Sacrifice is vital to a lifestyle of generosity. The Lord notices when our giving is costly to us.
    (Luke 21:1-4, Mark 6:30-44, 2 Cor8:13-15)

    Generosity should permeate our marriages, families, businesses, and communities, and benefit generations yet to come.
    (Eph 5:25; James 1:19; Pro 31:16-19)

    God promised Israel a “land flowing with milk and honey.” Though we do not give just to receive, God is a rewarder and wants to bless materially as well as spiritually, emotionally, and physically. (Ex 3:8; Luke 6:38; Heb 11:6)

    As seen throughout history, generosity is essential for the healing and development of the nations. God is attracted to generosity in believers and unbelievers alike. (Is. 58:6-12; 1 Car 29:1-9; Acts 10:1-4)

    Generosity creates unity. (Acts 4:32-37; 2 For 8:14; 1 John 3:16-18)

    Generosity causes people to be thankful and is an opportunity for others to encounter the Lord’s goodness. (2 Cor 9:10-13; Rom 2:4; 2 Kings 6:22-23)

    We are not saying...

    Being poor, middle-class or rich is neither a virtue nor a sin. Christians should cooperate with the Holy Spirit according to their situation, assignment, season of life, and/or calling. Some might be in poverty, needing the Kingdom’s generous breakthrough just to survive; some may live simply, needing and creating little wealth, yet still thriving; while others may create and steward wealth to live and give generously and foster society, establishing the poor, creating work and abundance, producing a legacy that benefits themselves, society, and the Kingdom. (2 Cor 8:9; Phil 4:11-13; Luke 9:58)

    Money is not evil but the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. So we do not love it but rather use it to build His Kingdom. Money is a tool, and in human hands it can be a blessing or a curse. It should never be our master, but it is a powerful servant. (1 Tim 6:9-10; Matt 6:19-24, Deut 8:18)

    The motivation for out giving is more important than what we give. We don’t give out of a sense of guilt or manipulation, nor to impress or control God or people. (1 Sam 15:19-23, 2 Cor 9:7; 1 Cor 13:3)

    As always, we carefully follow the Holy Spirit’s voice while learning generosity. We do not give impulsively, but rather ask the Father what He thinks about each situation. (John 5:19, 16:13; Matt 19:16-22; 1 Tim6:17-19)

    Our generosity should not be at the expense of others. Being generous while consistently not repaying debt or paying bills is not true generosity, but rather presumption, as we are giving away the money promised to another.
    (Mark 7:9-13: 12:17; 1 Tim 5:4; Rom 13:7)

    Generosity is often expressed in secret, though it doesn’t have to be in order to bring glory to God. (Matt 6:2-4; 2 Cor 8:24, 9:10-15; Acts 4:32-37)

    Generosity is a form of honor that we can extend to both the poor and the wealthy. (John 12:1-8; 1 Kings 10:10; Gen 14:17-20)

  • Hope in a Glorious Bride

    Core Value

    We believe the Church will successfully fulfill Christ’s great commission to make disciples of all nations, which means the nations will be transformed.
    (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 John 5:14-15; Is. 54:3-5; Is. 60)

    We work to leave a legacy and inheritance for future generations. we long for the Lord’s return, yet we don’t know when He will come; therefore, we have a long-term vision.
    (Prov. 13.22; Is. 9:6-7; Is. 2:4; Is. 11:5-7; Matt. 25:14-29; Rev. 12:11)

    We are not looking to escape the world but to see Christ’s victory manifested in individuals and nations even in the face of resistance and conflict.
    (Luke 10:2-3; Matt. 28:18-19; Phil. 3:12-14; Heb. 12:1-3; Rev. 11:15)

    The Church is called to overcome at all times—in times of suffering and persecution and in times of prosperity and great influence.
    (John 16:33; Ps. 188:6; Is. 41:10; 1 John 4:4; Is. 54:17; Ps. 34:19)

    What does it look like?

    We refuse to partner with a gospel where the devil is empowered and we have no responsibility or supernatural ability to bring change.
    (1 John 5:14-15; Matt. 10:8; Matt. 16:19; Matt. 18:18-19; John 20:23)

    We remember the testimonies of what God is doing and “celebrate Him” to do it again! Gen. (22:14; Josh. 4:1-8; Judges 6:24; Rev. 19:10; Rev. 12:11; Ps. 119:2, 111)

    We serve and encourage fathers and mothers and build cultures of honor and empowerment. (Acts 2:42-27; Rom. 12:10; John 13:34; Luke 10:1-21)

    We equip others to live a naturally supernatural lifestyle and change their worlds. (Luke 9:1-6; Luke 10:1-21)

    We prophesy, focusing on building and not destroying.
    (Luke 9:53-55; 1 Cor. 14:3; Rom. 14:19)

    We see every obstacle as an opportunity for Christ to bring the answer.
    (Ps. 34:19; Rom. 8:28-29; Is. 54:17; Deut. 31:6)

    We seek God with the same amount of passion, both when we prosper and when we are poor and in need. (Prov. 8:17; Matt. 6:33; Phil. 3:13-14)

    We make sure our trust is always in God and not in the prosperity and power of kings. (Prov. 23:1-3; Ps. 141:4; Matt. 6:24-26)

    We are not saying...

    …God is more passionate about discipling the church than He is about discipling nations. (Dan. 2; Matt. 18:19; Acts 8:26-40; Mark 16:15; Rev. 11:15)

    …God is not already at work in the darkest places and nations of the world.
    (Ps. 139:7-12; Acts 8:26-40; Dan. 5:1-30)

    …Our expression of the Kingdom stays the same and doesn’t expand into new areas of influence in the world. (Is. 9:6-7; Eph. 2:10; Hab. 2:14; Eph. 3:8-20)

    …we “shine” only for the generations that we see around us and not for generations we will never encounter.
    (Prov. 13:22; Matt. 25:14-29; Matt. 5:14-16; John 15:16)

    …we have “given up on the world” and are just waiting to go to heaven.
    (John 3:16; Matt. 5:14-16; Matt. 5:43-45; Matt. 5:13)

    …we need to become “of the world” in order to influence it.
    (John 15:19; Phil. 2:15; Rev. 3:15-16; Mark 2:13-17; John 8:1-11)

    …everyone in the world will love us, and there will be no persecution.
    (Matt. 10:22; John 15:18-27; Ps. 34:19)

    …we will have no more work to do, even when a whole nation is saved.
    (Is. 60; Is. 9:7; Is. 2:4)

"For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.”

- ROMANS 5:17 ESV