What We Value

Authenticity

We strive to make Family in Christ a place where people can be authentic with God and with one another. This means we don’t have to hide our rough edges and struggles. We know that we stumble all the time and so we encourage each other to admit our failings, not hide or try to cover them up. A sense of humor helps us to avoid taking ourselves and our mistakes too seriously—so that we can take the amazing grace of God more seriously.

Community

We’re not interested in becoming a megachurch of anonymous faces, because for us, church is not a disconnected crowd of people who attend public programs together. We strive to be a Christian Community where we are connected to one another so that we may experience “life to the full” that Christ offers us. We’re convinced that quality of life won’t happen if we fail to laugh and cry and work and rest and learn together, connected to God and one another. We believe those connections are best made through small groups that do life together and work to serve our larger community together.

Acceptance

We want to be a safe and accepting place for people, regardless of their background. We understand that we are all at different places in our spiritual journey and we value the diversity of ages, experiences, insights, and gifts people bring to the mix. Because of our desire to remain diverse and mission-driven, we don’t spend energy splitting theological hairs. We work to keep “the main thing,” the main thing and focus with wholehearted commitment on “core Christianity”—those essential truths and practices made clear in the Bible, which Christians across the ages have held in common and lead to spiritual vibrancy.