Wholehearted Life in Jesus
Who We Are
OUR CORE VALUES
Because God has revealed Himself through the written Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and the Living Word (John 1:1-4;14) we place the Bible and Jesus at the center of all we are, and everything we do (Colossians 1:15-20).
Because we cannot do anything apart from Jesus (John 15:4-5) and He has given us His Spirit who empowers us to fulfill His mission (Acts 1:8), we will depend wholly on the Spirit to do in and through us “greater works” than He did (John 14:12).
Because God Himself exists in eternal relationship (2 Corinthians 13:14) and made us in His image (Genesis 1:27) we refuse to “go it alone” in life or leadership, but rather, we “go together”, pursuing relationships marked by kindhearted humility and mutual dependence (Colossians 3:12-17).
Because our sinful tendency is to “hide” what is true about us (Genesis 3:7-8), and because Jesus condemned hypocrisy in the strongest terms (Matthew 23:25-28), we choose to “take off the mask” and rest in our true identity in Christ, being honest about the struggles and joys in the life of faith (Psalm 119:174-176).
Not About Ourselves
Because we were made for God’s glory and not our own (Isaiah 43:7), and because Jesus most fully glorified God in His own service and sacrifice (Mark 10:30), we will live for God’s glory and the good of others (Acts 20:24).
What We Do
We exist to glorify God and make disciples by helping people find wholehearted life in Jesus.
The Problem of a Divided Heart
In the Bible, the word heart is used to describe the core, or control center of a person. The heart includes your thoughts, emotions, desires, and choices. While made to function as an integrated and connected whole, in the fall of man, the heart blew apart. Adam and Eve’s hearts became fragmented, disintegrated, separated and divided – as did their relationships with God, creation, each other, and themselves. (Genesis 1-3)
What It Looks Like
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What is Wholehearted Life in Jesus?
Wholehearted life in Jesus is the lifelong process of my thoughts, emotions, desires, and choices uniting to find that my deepest longings and greatest hopes are satisfied in Jesus alone.
As God makes Himself known to us through the written and Living Word, we are continually transformed by replacing the lies we believe with the truth He reveals.
As our inner being is made whole through faith in Jesus, we can begin to move toward wholeness in how we relate to God, others, and ourselves.
As we become aware of our deepest desires and offer them to Jesus, we discover that what we long for most deeply is most fully satisfied in Him.
As God speaks to us, we hear and we act – living out what we believe through immediate and tangible steps of obedience.