Love is at the core of who we are and what we do. We love because God loves us. We are committed to the greatest commandment to love God. We do this through our participation in worship, our dedication to his word (the Bible), and through lives saturated in and characterized
by prayer. We are also committed to the second greatest commandment to love people. We do this through welcoming people to come as they are, caring for each other, serving each other, and coming to the aid of “the least of these” in the Union Park community.
(1 John 4:19, Matthew 22:36-39, Psalm 95:1-7, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 6:18, John 7:53-8:11, Acts 2:42-47, James 1:27, Matthew 25:31-46)
Spiritual growth is essential to a relationship with Christ and the journey to become more like him. We recognize that although there is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to spiritual
growth, some intentionality and self-discipline is required. We seek to help people grow in Christ through various means and methods, including worship, weekly classes, in-home small groups, and goal-oriented mentoring, coaching, and discipleship. We also recognize that spiritual growth is not possible without a commitment to and immersion in Scripture (the Bible) and prayer.
(Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 John 3:2, 1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 1 Timothy 4:7-10, Proverbs 27:17, Hebrews 4:12, James 5:13-16)
To go means to be faithful and obedient to The Great Commission given to us by Christ himself. Love and growth should propel us to go and make disciples, introducing them to the love that is found in Christ and the growth that occurs when one fully commits his or her life to him. We go by acknowledging we serve a sent God who now sends us into our homes, families, neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces to proclaim the gospel and make disciples.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Psalm 86:15, John 3:16-17, John 15:9-17, 2 Peter 3:9, John 17:18, John 20:21)