1. The priority of the gospel.
We are committed to filling ordinary life with intentionality, discipling one with the gospel and sharing the gospel with unbelievers. We challenge one another to be sacrificial, servant-hearted, risk-taking and flexible because the gospel has priority over our comfort, traditions and preferences.
2. Mission through community
We want people to experience church as a network of relationships. Relationships are the primary context for all or most of church life. The church demonstrates the power of the gospel.
3. Sharing our lives
We are committed to inclusively, sharing our lives in Christian community. Relationships should be forged likened to family and the fellowship of common experience and mission. This is characterized by caring for one another, discipling one another and resolving conflict. The bedrock of evangelism involves ordinary people in their ordinary flow of life intentionally seeking to minister the gospel in both word and deed.
4. Prayer as a missionary activity
Recognizing that God is the primary agent of mission, we view prayer as a missionary activity. We want prayer to be both a regular discipline, and an impromptu response to needs and opportunities. We will not assume we are in control of mission, nor rob God of his glory by boasting of our achievements.
5. Shaped by Scripture
We want our lives and our life together to be formed and shaped by the Bible’s story of redemption. We believe the Bible to be the reliable, authoritative and sufficient word of God, and are therefore committed to good Bible learning and living.
6. Growing by starting churches and church planting networks
We are committed to starting new congregations. We will not develop into a single, large congregation, nor become insular.