Our Visions & Core Values
To ignite a gospel-spreading movement through multiple local congregations in the greater Philadelphia area and the world, so that individuals, communities, and cultures are renewed in Christ.
To ignite a gospel-spreading movement…
We are passionate about seeing the good news (gospel) of Jesus Christ transform lives throughout our city.
through multiple local congregations…
We believe that the progress of the gospel is most effectively accomplished by God through the local church that incarnates the gospel to their neighboring contexts. As one church, we believe we can best spread the gospel throughout our city and region through multiple local congregations (campuses and church plants).
in the greater Philadelphia area and the world…
Our prayer is to join God’s mission of spreading the saving message of Jesus Christ throughout the world. We believe we are called to join His work both in our Philadelphia region, and internationally through missions.
so that individuals, communities, and cultures are renewed in Christ.
We see gospel transformation as an outward spiral that renews individuals, brings about a transformative counter-cultural community as they come together, who then work as a united body to serve and be a faithful presence of renewal to their local communities. We desire to see this breadth and depth of gospel change at work.
Our Core Values
Our Foundation: The Gospel
The foundation and fuel of our core values is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is at the center of everything we are and do as a people.
What is the gospel? It is the astonishing good news that Jesus Christ as God became a man, and in our place lived the life we should have lived and died the death we deserve to die. His resurrection from the dead is the central event of human history, bringing the everlasting hope of heaven to the worst of sinners and renewal to our broken world. When we lovingly trust in Jesus and let go of our self-saving strategies (whether irreligious autonomy or moral “goodness”), we find true life, joy, peace, and purpose. We live our present lives in the hope and security of God’s gracious promises of the gospel.