If our vision tells us where we're going and our values define us, our strategy is the path that gets us there. for us, there are four lanes on our strategic pathway.
Worship is an expressive response to who God is and what He has done. As such, everything we do is in response to the fact that even though God's wrath was against us in our sin, Jesus died in our place absorbing the wrath of God that we deserved. This face (the gospel) gives us an opportunity to flesh out that expression through various mediums (musical, spoken, and at times silent). When we gather together, we celebrate what God is doing and what he is going to do in and through us as a collective body of people in need of grace and mercy.
As the gospel defines our response, we believe that the response is also communal. We were made to have relationships--with God and with one another. Furthermore, these relationships are a picture of what God has done for us. Therefore, gospel-centered community draws in people because of their common need for forgiveness and grace. Our communities are not unified around a particular style, a musical genre, or even a political affiliation. We are unified by our common need for grace through community.
As Christ has been to us, so we are to be to others. We believe the gospel came to us on its way to someone else and so Our job is to love others, stand up for injustice, and be for others what Christ has been for us. The mission is simple: make disciples of all nations. So, as we work in the community and as we seek justice and mercy, we do so with the desire to see others come to know God in a real and life-giving way.
As we worship God in community for the purpose of making disciples, we believe god will take us to the darkest, most hardened places across the globe. There is a lost world in need of hope, healing, and love. So, as a church and as individuals, we place our "yes" on the table and ask God to put that "yes" on the map.