1) Biblical Authority - 2 Timothy 3:14–17
a. The bible is our standard
b. The bible is the best commentary on itself
2) Welcoming- Matthew 25:31–46
a. We realize that everyone is at a different place in their spiritual journey.
b. God has not called us to judge others, but accept them and welcome them.
c. Jesus modeled this during his earthly ministry
d. We intend to create a place where all are comfortable
3) Relevance - Matthew 9:9–13
a. We strive to use current culture to transmit timeless values
b. Jesus met the people where they were and we must meet our people where they are
c. We must maintain a relevance to those around us
4) Transformation - Romans 12:1–2
a. We do not only strive to lead others to a saving relationship with Jesus but to a transformational one.
b. We try to become Jesus to those around us