Our Vision:

Our vision for the future is to see the Dallas Metroplex saturated with the goodness of the Gospel of Jesus. 

Why is this so important? 

When the goodness of the Gospel of Jesus saturates a city, God is known and cherished, neighbors are loved, people flourish and nations experience healing. People become more generous and empathetic, vibrant communities are built, works of mercy and compassion for the poor are invigorated, schools are strengthened, health care becomes more holistic and healing, businesses more creative, and human and race relations more healthy.  

Our Hope For You:

If you are with us for a short time, our hope is that you will encounter Jesus, life-giving community and experience the great love that Jesus has for you. 

If you become an ongoing part of our church community, our hope is that you would see yourself growing and being transformed in:

Identity: You experience wholeness, freedom, and security as you grow in relationship with God and discover who you are in Christ. 

Hope: You would be filled with a vibrant hope by understanding the good news of what God has done in Jesus.

Community: You will develop meaningful friendships as you belong to and participate in radically loving community. 

Purpose: You will find true purpose and lasting vision as you develop your love and walk in your calling and gifting for the glory of God and the good of all people. 

Joy: As you grow in relationship with God and with others, that you would experience the deep and profound joy of knowing Jesus.

How Do These Things Happen? 

We believe the pathway to see Dallas saturated with the goodness of the Gospel of Jesus and to experience the growth and fruitfulness that is our hope for you occurs as we practice the way of Jesus together. 

Specifically, our community is built around 6 rhythms that help us practice the Way:

1. Formed By The Gospel:  Everyone’s life is being shaped by some story of who we are and what life is all about. We want to practice the way of Jesus through intentionally committing to be shaped by God’s story- The Good News of the Gospel! 

Specifically we want to:

  • receive the Gospel by repenting of our sin and believing in Jesus for our salvation,
  • celebrate the Gospel through believer’s baptism
  • grow in being formed by the story through learning and meditating on Scripture, receiving communion and telling our own story of how our lives have been redeemed by the Gospel. 

This practice empowers us to grow in our hope and identity in Christ and experience the freedom, healing and security that that brings. 

2. Loving Well: Jesus said His disciples would be known by their love for one another as a community and their love for the world. Therefore we want to practice the way of Jesus by loving well- both our brothers and sisters in Christ and that overflowing to our neighbors around us. 

Specifically we want to:

  • Love our brothers and sisters in Christ by actively investing in a Lifegroup and seeking to build life-giving, loving friendships in these groups.
  • Love our neighbors (my family, fellow students, physical neighbors, the poor etc.) by living and working with love, integrity and authenticity in our relationships and regularly demonstrating hospitality, generosity, and service to those around us.

This practice gives us the reward of being a part of meaningful, godly community and the excitement of saturating Dallas with the goodness of the Gospel. 

3. Being a Community Of Prayer: We live in a world that is so fast paced it can fill every moment of our lives and leave us dizzy. We want to practice the way of Jesus by slowing down to be a community of prayer.

Specifically we want to:

  • Be regular participants of our Sunday Worship Service
  • Be living with rhythms of prayer and Sabbath in our personal lives. 

This commitment cultivates consistency in our relationship with God resulting in greater hope and joy in our lives.

4. Being Disciples Who Make Disciples  Deep learning comes through doing, and goes even deeper when we teach others what we are learning. In the Great Commission, Jesus called all of his followers into this deep learning of personally obeying Jesus and teaching and mentoring others in all that Christ commands.  Therefore we want to practice the way of Jesus by being disciples who make disciples in the home, campus, neighborhood and workplace that God has placed us in. 

Specifically we do this through investing in a Serve Team

These teams help us discover our purpose and gifts and allow us to see incredible, positive impact in the lives of others.

5. Giving Generously: Our faith is founded on the generosity of God: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3.16). Therefore we want to practice the way of Jesus by giving generously to God and to others. 

Specifically this means: 

  • Giving to God through tithing to the local church offering fund
  • Giving, as God leads to the needs of others, the poor and to missions. 

This practice gives us the blessing of honoring God with our finances and satisfaction of developing a generous spirit.

6. Reaching the Lost: The Gospel is good news not just for us, but for every man, woman and child on the earth. We believe that God’s desire is for all to have an opportunity to know Jesus. Therefore we practice the way of Jesus by sharing the Gospel in word and deed with the those in our lives who don’t know Christ.

Specifically this means: 

  • Learning how to personally share the Gospel
  • Inviting people in our lives to experience church community
  • Working as a church family to plant other churches in Dallas and around the world.

This practice gives us the joy of seeing new people come to Christ. 

Anchor Values:

We have identified 9 simple, biblical values that we believe, alongside our statement of faith, anchor and guide us as we grow in practicing the way of Jesus individually and as a church: 

  1. Jesus is Our Treasure. Jesus is the best thing in life and knowing him is an incredible treasure. 
  2. His Gospel Heals. The Gospel heals spiritually and physically- it redeems our past and transforms our future.
  3. His Spirit Fills. The Holy Spirit desires to fill our lives with His fruit, His gifts and His power. 
  4. We Are Better Together. We work to build healthy community with others. 
  5. We Are Blessed to Be A Blessing. Generosity with finances is an important aspect of stewardship and character in the life of a disciple of Jesus. We give generously because God first gave generously to us. 
  6. Saved People Serve People. Having been saved by Jesus serving us, we are servants to those around us.
  7. Found People Find People. Having been found by Jesus in the Gospel, we help other people come to know Jesus as well!
  8. Transformed People Transform Cities. As we are deeply transformed by the goodness of the Gospel of Jesus, we bring transformation to our homes, campuses, workplaces  and neighborhoods in which we live.
  9. We Won’t Take This For Granted. It is a privilege to be a part of what God is doing, so we are thankful and intentional to celebrate this regularly.