Because God is the center of everything we exist to glorify Him.
We value God because He is the Creator and beginning of all things. He holds everything together. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, and the giver of Salvation.
(Gen. 1:1; John 1:1-4; Col. 1:17; Acts 17:28; Eph. 1:19; Matthew 9:4; Ps. 139:7-8; Col. 1:22; Ps. 27:1; Is. 45:17)
Because the Word of God is Truth, it is the foundation on which we build our lives.
We value Jesus as the Truth. He, along with the truth of Scripture, reveals God’s character, plan and salvation. All Scripture is God-breathed, living and the foundation on which we build our lives.
(John 14:6) (John 5: 39 ) (Ps. 119:105; Ps. 25:5; Ps. 43:3) (2 Timothy 3:16) (Hebrews 4:12) (Matthew 7:24-27).
Because God is love and first loved us, our response is to love Him and others.
We value love because God is love. He first lavished his unconditional love upon us, which compels us to love Him and others. These are the two greatest commandments.
(1 John 4:8) (1 John 4:19) (2 Corinthians 5:13-15) (Matthew 22:36-40)
Because God has invited us to join Him on mission, we are compelled to discover and engage in His purposes.
We value mission because God has commanded us to make disciples of every man, woman, and child. We are created to glorify God by living on mission with God.
(Matthew 28:16-20) (Ephesians 2:10) (Acts 20:24)