Our journey with Christ is more than just a gathering on Sundays — it is a lifelong pursuit that gets nurtured and lived out in a Christ-centered community. We all need a community where we are known, loved, cared for, pursued, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Christ. We believe building that kind of community requires each one of us embrace five group values:
Join a Group.
Live the Way of Jesus.
To be present means that we commit to making our small group a priority. We allow margin in our schedules, other commitments, and our emotional margin to be fully present as part of a group throughout the week.
Welcome the Stranger
Jesus offered an invitation to all seeking Him (John 1:39). The Gospel is inclusive, not exclusive. We welcome others to see Jesus for themselves and invite them to be part of our family.
We don’t follow a Jesus who had a neat and tidy life, but a crucified Jesus. As His followers, we embrace our weakness, surrender our pain and our struggles, and express our fullest emotions. We welcome vulnerability and invite others into our lives.
Practice the Way of Jesus
As disciples of Jesus, we make being with Jesus, becoming like Jesus, and living out His mission of restoration a way of life. Together we are learning how to practice the Way of Jesus.
Love One Another
Jesus said the world would know His followers by their love for one another (John 17:20-23). That’s why groups should be about sharing our lives with one another, seeking to know one another’s stories, and praying for each other.