WHO WE ARE

Core Values

 
 

Our core values are the deep truths about our church identity that will always be true. They are the evidence of the Holy Spirit's work in the life of our church over the last century and a half! The values matter to us because they matter to Jesus, and have become markers of our identity. Our desire is not only to understand them as such but to inhabit these characteristics in our everyday rhythms of life.

 
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2 Timothy 3:16-17

Truth

We believe in the authority of the Bible, and align our lives to what God says. We filter culture, experience and decisions through a biblical lens. We acknowledge we live in the tension between grace and truth, mercy and justice, hope for the present and eternal life.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

Jeremiah 29:7

The City

Our identity is deeply rooted in Orlando. Our Christlike leadership in the city matters. We stay and we serve without expectation or condition, because we are part of the social fabric of the city.

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. Jeremiah 29:7

 
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Philippians 2:1-4

Church Family

We are the people you call in a crisis. Our covenant relationship matters to us, and we joyfully surround our brokenhearted.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you the interests of the others. Philippians 2:1-4

 

1 John 3:1

Relentless Generosity

We give extravagantly, beyond what is expected. We give because God was generous to us first. We give responsibly, cheerfully, and without guilt, championing the future forward.  

See what great love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1

 
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Psalm 90:1

Generational Faithfulness

God has been faithful to this church for many generations, and we are stewards of this inheritance, building on what He began. We value and embrace all ages, and through them celebrate the past, present and future church.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Psalm 90:1

 

Colossians 3:17

Our Best

We acknowledge our broken humanity, and still bring our wholehearted best to every endeavor, no matter how small. We get excited about making things even better (always being Reformed!). Our best is not perfect; but it is an authentic expression of our flawed, human gifts intended to delight a holy God.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

 
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What’s Next

Strategic Priorities

 

Strategic Priorities are the things we are focused on as a church for the next 3-5 years. They are distinctly aspirational.

  1. We create a culture of engagement where our actions preserve our values.

  2. We cultivate relationships of radical affection and accountability with one another.

  3. We strengthen and prepare one another to live missionally in family, vocation and neighborhood.

Priorities only matter if you begin to apply them in your own life. They have to do more than live on a website or be written on a page. Which is why we use all three of these priorities to make decisions about our ministries, events and stewardship.

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