OUR CORE VALUES
we are a “JAMES” community
We utilize the acronym JAMES to represent our core values:
Our values form how we interact with people in our church, our neighborhood, and our community as a whole. We believe that we have been loved so deeply by God that the result is a joyful, authentic life! As a people, we want to create modern, engaging gatherings where we can experience safety to show our true selves and be loved and known.
shaping who we are as a people
We believe in the Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, accomplished through Jesus and sealed by the Spirit.
We celebrate God's good work with baptism. In baptism, we remember Jesus' death, burial and resurrection and celebrate new life in Him (Romans 6).
We believe that the Bible is God's inspired word. scripture is vital to the church and guides our lives.
We believe the church to be a primary agent in the mission of God. We seek to come alongside the Spirit in bringing about God's mission of reconciliation in the world.
As a church, we strive to create an open and engaging community in which belonging comes first.
We operate as an egalitarian church. Living into the Galatians 3 promise (in Christ there is no Jew or Greek, no slave or free, no male or female), we invite men and women to participate equally in the church.