our vision, mission & values


Vision | Why do we exist?

To join Christ in his renewal of all things.



Mission | How is our vision realized?

By experiencing and extending Christ’s renewing

love throughout Gainesville.



ValuesWhat are we about?


Gospel of the Kingdom

Grounding all we do in the three foundational realities of the Gospel: 

a new world, a new record, and a new heart.



Worship

Rehearsing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song,

word, joyful giving, and sacrament.



Growing in Grace

Growing in faith, repentance, wisdom, and obedience as a community.



Life Together

Serving and walking with each other in life’s joys and sorrows

through hospitality and intentional community.



Missional Living

Pursuing faithful lives of mission where we live, work, and play.



Serving Gainesville

Seeking the spiritual, social, and cultural welfare of greater Gainesville.



Multiplication

Planting churches, fostering global missions, equipping the emerging generation, 

and commissioning those in transition.

Core beliefs

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit

and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth

and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. 


We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, 

who exists eternally in three persons: 

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 


We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves

from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy. 


We believe that salvation is by God alone, 

as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. 

We believe His choice is based on His grace, 

not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith. 


We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death

atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation. 


We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people, 

not simply as individuals, but as families in successive generations

according to His Covenant promises. 


We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people

and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. 


We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, 

to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself. 


We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God

under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.


The Apostle's Creed:


We believe in God, the Father Almighty,

   the Creator of heaven and earth,

   and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:


Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,

   born of the Virgin Mary,

   suffered under Pontius Pilate,

   was crucified, died, and was buried.


He descended into hell.


The third day He arose again from the dead.


He ascended into heaven

   and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

   whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

   the communion of saints,

   the forgiveness of sins,

   the resurrection of the body,

   and life everlasting.


Amen.