The description of the early church in Acts 2:42-47 serves as our model.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
OUR FAMILY VALUES
WE ARE GOSPEL DRIVEN
As followers of Jesus, everything we do (home, work, and play) must be driven by the good news of who Jesus is and what he has done. The gospel drives us to follow Jesus and help others to do the same in all areas of life.
WE ARE SPIRIT-LED
Jesus told his followers that the Spirit of God would guide them. As his followers today, we believe the Spirit of God lives in us, and with his power, we can be obedient to Jesus’ commands here and now.
WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
We were not designed to follow Jesus alone. It’s only together that we can be and do what God has designed us for. Together, we seek to engage the world around us with the good news of Jesus.
WE ARE GENEROUS
Jesus was a man of great compassion, loving those around him, and as his followers we are called to be compassionate too, showing love in action, to the world around us. Jesus’ compassion led to his generosity. As Jesus’ followers, we are called to be generous as well.
WE ARE A JOY-FILLED FAMILY
We can always be filled with joy because of who Jesus is and what he has done for us. Even when the battles of life rage around us, we will choose to fight for joy because we are loved and valued by God.