Worship is the outward expression of praise towards God, and the inward renewal of our affections, minds, and wills as we are transformed through confession of our sin, the proclamation of the gospel, participation in the sacraments, and renewal through truth of the word.
Formation is the ongoing work of transformation and renewal that occurs through the practices of the Christian life. As we learn to walk in greater accord with the Spirit, sin is put to death and our increasing conformity to Christ leads us into the abundant life of freedom, grace, and union with God.
Community is an essential aspect of the Christian life. We were created to be relational beings by a relational God. The Bible continually uses the metaphors of family, body, and flock to highlight both the uniqueness and value of each member, and the unity of God’s people who are called to comfort, encourage, love, and support one another continually.
Mission begins with God and extends as a calling to the Church as we participate with God’s plan to redeem fallen humanity and reconcile all things to himself in Christ. In this we become ambassadors of his Kingdom and “shalom” throughout the world.