Values That Shape Us

Our Mission:

To know, love, and glorify God, and in dependence upon Him, to make multiplying disciples to reach the nations.

1. Glorifying God

With surrendered lives we seek to glorify God in all we are and do as we reorient our lives around Him.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 • I Corinthians 10:31 • Colossians 3:23-24 • Ephesians 1:6,12,14 • Isaiah 43:7

2. Intimacy with God

God loves us, and desires for us to know Him intimately, so we daily seek to position our lives to develop intimacy with Him.

I Corinthians 1:9 • I Timothy 4:7 • John 4:23 • Psalm 27:4,8 • John 17:3 • Philippians 3:10 • Hosea 6:6

3. Obey God’s Word

All Scripture is God breathed, and our sole authority and guide for daily living. Therefore, we will pursue a life that obeys and applies God’s Word to all areas of Life.

II Timothy 3:16-17 • I Peter 1:23-25 • Mark 13:31 • Isaiah 40:8 • Psalm 19:7-9,11 • Psalm 1:3 • Psalm 119:4,5,9,11,105,133 • Proverbs 22:20-21 • Jeremiah 15:16 • 23:29 • Isaiah 55:8-11 • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 • II Timothy 2:15 • Ezra 7:10 • James 1:22-25 • Joshua 1:8 • Acts 17:11 • 20:28 • Revelation 1:3

4. Scripture Memory

Treasuring God’s word in our hearts is crucial to life and ministry; therefore, we seek to be transformed by consistently memorizing, meditating, reviewing, and applying scripture.

Deuteronomy 6:5-10 • 11:18-20 • 32:45-47 • Psalm 1:2-3 • 19:7-11 • 37:30-31 • 40:8 • 119:9,11,97,99 • Joshua 1:8 • Colossians 3:16 • Proverbs 7:1-3 • Matthew 4:4,7,10 • Acts 7

5.Lives lived by Faith

Without faith we cannot please God; therefore, we seek to live dependent on Him in every area of life and ministry.

Hebrews 11:1, 6 • Proverbs 3:5-6, Habakkuk 2:4 • Romans 1:17 • Romans 4:20-21 • Romans 5:1 • Romans 10:17 • Ephesians 2:8-9

6. Prayerful lives

We devote ourselves to consistantly praying individually and with others.

Matthew 7:7-11 • 18:19, 21 • 21:22 • 26:44 • Luke 6:12 • John 16:24 •  I Thessalonians 5:17 • Philippians 4:6-7 •

7. Pursue Christlikness

Living a life of godliness and holiness is essential to long-term fruitfulness and a lifestyle that honors God. Therefore, we will seek to be conformed to the character of Jesus in every aspect of our lives.

I Peter 1:15-16 • Ephesians 2:10 • 5:1-3 • John 15:5 • Colossians 2:6-7 • II Peter 1:3-11 • Romans 5:3-5 • Romans 8:29 • Romans 12:2 • I Timothy 4:7 • 6:11-12 • II Timothy 2:22 • Titus 2:11-14 • Galatians 5:22-23

8. Love

We seek to comprehend the great love God has for us, then to love Him supremely and each other excluding no one. We desire that our lives and this ministry be characterized by love. We seek to present Truth in that atmosphere.

Deuteronomy 6:4 • 10:12-13 • I Samuel 20:17 • Jeremiah 31:3 • Proverbs 10:12 • Matthew 22:37-40 • John 3:16 • 14:21-24 • 15:13 • 15:34-35 • 17:24-26 • 21:15-22 • I John 2:15 • 3:1,11,14,16-18 • 4:7-12, 16-21 • I Corinthians 13:4-8 • II Corinthians 5:14-15 • I Thessalonians 2:8 • Ephesians 4:15

9. Evangelism

Faith in Christ is the only way a person is forgiven of sin and is brought into a personal relationship with God that provides abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven. Therefore, we intentionally declare the gospel verbally and demonstrate tangibly the goodnews of Jesus.

John 3:16 • John 14:1-3 • John 10:10 • Acts 1:8 • 4:12 • 5:29-31,41-42 • 10:43 • 20:23-24 • 26:16-18 • Romans 1:16 • 10:9-14 • I Corinthians 9:16-19 • 15:1-4 • II Corinthians 5:14,19-20 • Colossians 1:28-29 • 4:3-6 • Ephesians 6:19 • Jeremiah 20:9 • Matthew 28:18-20 • Proverbs 11:30

10. Disciple-Making

We will intentionally invest in the lives of others to help establish and equip them live as his fruitful disciple makers and lifelong learners.

Luke 9:23 • 14:26-27,33 • 24:32 • Colossians 2:6-7 • Psalm 78:1-4,72 • John 15:5 • Acts 20:28,31-32 • I Corinthians 4:16-18 • 11:1 • Philippians 4:9 • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 • Romans 12:1-2 • I Thessalonians 2:19-20 • 3:8 • Ezra 7:10 • III John 4

11. Missional Community

A Missional Community is a team or family of missionary servants sent on mission by God to make disciples who make disciples. We need each other to live on mission and we know we are who we hangout with.

I John 1:7 • I John 4:7-21 • Matthew 22:37-40 • Genesis 2:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 • John 13:34-35 • 17:21 • Hebrews 3:13 • 10:24-25 • Philippians 2:3-4 • Ephesians 4:29 • 5:4 • I Thessalonians 2:7-10 • Proverbs 17:17 • 27:17

12. Servanthood

Since Christ willingly left His glory and humbled Himself to become a servant, even to the point of death; therefore, we seek in attitude and actions to joyfully serve others.

Mark 10:43-45 • Philippians 2:3-8 • John 13:1-17 • Luke 17 • Galatians 5:13 • Colossians 3:23-24 • II Corinthians 4:5 • Deuteronomy 15:12-18

13. Church

Jesus established the church. We are an extension of local Baptist churches helping to reach and disciple the University community, encouraging their current active membership and participation as well as their future leadership in the church and its mission. Healthy reproducing churches start with healthy reproducing leaders.

Matthew 16:15-18 • Colossians 1:24-25 • Ephesians 1:22-23 • 2:18-22 • 4:4 • 4:11-15 • 5:27 • I Corinthians 12:12 • 10:17 • II Corinthians 6:16 • Galatians 3:28 • John 10:16 • Romans 12:4-13 • Hebrews 10:24-25 • Revelation 21:9

14. Spiritual Reproduction

The great task Jesus Christ gave us is to make disciples as we go into all the world. Therefore, we seek to win the lost and train believers to become lifelong reproducing disciplemakers.

II Timothy 2:2 • Joel 1:3 • Psalm 78:5-6 • Acts 18:1-3,11,18,19,24-28 • I Thessalonians 1:5-10 • 2:6-8 • Matthew 28:18-20

15. Global Mission

The heartbeat of God is for people from every tongue, tribe, and nation to know and glorify Him. Therefore, regardless of gifting or vocation, we strive to fulfill the Great Commission through giving, praying, training, mobilizing, and going to reach every person with the Gospel.

Psalm 67:1-2,7 • Psalm 105:1 • Acts 1:8 • I Corinthians 12:11, I Peter 4:10 • Romans 10:14 • Revelation 5:9 • Revelation14:6-7 • Matthew 28:19-20

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