We’re a safe place community. This is one of our highest values and it informs much of who we are and how we do things. We recognize many people have been wounded by the church and are cynical towards authoritative, top-down expressions of leadership. We’re serious about being a manipulation free community built on mutual respect.
We’re about prodigal ministry. Some people had a faith in God at one time and got lost along the way. One of our ministries at The House is helping prodigals re-engage their Christian faith in community with other believers.
We're about younger generations. We value reaching and mentoring younger generations and include them in all we say and do. Our older generations are engaged in relationship with the younger spectrum of our community. A big part of our vision is reaching university students and young adults.
We’re about worship and the arts. We’re blessed with a community of musicians, artists, and techs who serve with passion. We place a strong emphasis on creating an environment for life giving worship experiences that allow them to be free in their gifts.
We’re highly spiritual and non-religious. We hold tightly to teaching the Word of God and responding to the Holy Spirit while at the same time creating a safe environment for people to discover (and rediscover) their faith
Our church community is shaped from our four vision values.
These values are lived out and experienced both as a corporate community and throughout the week in our individual lives.
Everyone needs the grace of Jesus in their lives. Salvation starts with an initial surrender to Jesus and living a fruitful Christian life is found in ongoing surrender to Jesus.
John 14:6, Galatians 2:20
Though our corporate worship experience is an important aspect of our church community, we recognize that Christ calls us to a life of worship that extends far beyond our Sunday gatherings.
Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25
We listen for God’s voice and direction in both our corporate gatherings and our personal faith experience in four primary ways:
- Faithful teaching and instruction from His Word.
- The supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit.
- Mutual agreement and open leadership in our church community.
- We meet together in various leadership and community wide prayer gatherings to seek the Lord and listen to his voice.
Isaiah 55:6-9, John 10:27-28, Psalm 119:105
Our response is the missional outcome of how we connect our cultural values with our vision values. We take action steps that encompass both ongoing regular ministries as well as unique opportunities to serve others that come our way.
James 1:22, John 13:34-35