We are deeply committed to being a community that is marked by Christ-centered fellowship and friendship, where we extend the friendship of Christ to all those we contact.
Our Lord Jesus said, “All men will know you are my disciples if you love one another as I have loved you.” Over and over again in the Scripture, we are told to love one another as the community of faith. We are convinced that this does not happen if we only meet on Sunday in a worship service. God's people need each other. We need to know each other, interact with each other, eat with each other, cry with each other, and rejoice with each other. This engagement can only happen well if it is modeled by the leaders of our congregation.
Why did “sinners” flock to Jesus as recorded in the New Testament? Why did they stay? It was because He “was a friend of sinners.” Christ-centered friendship is the most powerful tool in the Christian's arsenal. It is the way in which the love of God, the wisdom of God, and the knowledge of God is passed to others. Thus, we are committed to enfolding others into our community. We feel and deeply believe that our culture will only be convinced of the reality and truth of Christ if they see and feel it in community. Thus, they need a community that loves, appreciates, encourages, repents, forgives, reaches out, and worships together.