How We Do What We Do

We are strong believers that HOW we do what we do is as important as WHAT we do in our church.

HOW we do what we do is as important as WHAT we do

In the Trinity, we see and understand God as relationship. Everything God does is mutual love and mutual submission within Godself. As the Church, we are called to imitate this.

Every person is a conduit of God’s voice. We structure leadership in a Trinitarian-inspired, shared leadership model to maximize the opportunity to hear from everyone, to take turns leading, and see the jazz-like, improvisational music collaborative ministry can create.

Most of our growth as leaders comes from the hard work it takes to maintain and grow relationships in the midst of ministry. Our COMMUNITY COVENANT is the key to helping our relationships flourish within this collaborative leadership model. Every year, our staff, Leadership Council, and volunteer ministry co-leaders discuss and agree to live by this covenant:

Become Self-aware

Be present
Be authentic
Be clear about your intentions and expectations

Cultivate Trust

Believe the best
Keep short accounts
Speak your truth with love
Love beyond agreement

Seek God

In service
In silence & contemplation
In gratitude, discernment, & confession
In prayer for each other, our city, & the world

Respect Each Other

Do what you say you’ll do
Share decision-making power
Allow everyone to process at their own pace
Take responsibility for the impact of your words and actions

Create Space For All

Listen attentively & speak in turn
Everyone has permission to speak-up
Be aware of missing voices & invite them to speak

We strengthen the health of the church through shared servant-leadership and dependence on God our Creator, Jesus Christ our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer, and on each other.

Ephesians 4:11-16, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Romans 12:9-12, Romans 13:8-10, Luke 5:15-16, Philippians 2:1-11

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