We are Christ followers that respect and value each person’s expression of their faith, and the many ways people experience the Divine through their lives. We embrace each person fully regardless of their belief systems while confidently growing in our own knowledge and faith. We can walk hand in hand without having to see eye to eye on everything, and we can learn many things from one other through love, honor, and relationship. We trust the Spirit of God to reveal all things, and most often through authentic relationships of love and honor.
We believe that all people are loved unconditionally by God, and that regardless of race, culture or creed, God places amazing value in the unique design of His creation. There is good in everyone, and we look for the good in each other while pursuing the Way, the Truth, and the Life together. We love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and then we love others through His love and strength. We desire to honor God in all that we do, and seek to live in these foundations of His nature toward all people.
Love – Mercy – Grace – Compassion – Forgiveness – Faithfulness – Understanding – Truth
We believe in love, freedom, and convergence for all people.
12 Principles of Convergence we seek to live by and encourage others to live by:
1. Non-negotiable Love – Love that is given and shared freely, and that no man can earn.
2. Relational Openness and Honesty – Transparency; embracing, and welcoming others to see into me . . . Intimacy ? “into me you see”.
3. Believing the best in each other – Always put the best spin on another’s situation. Do not swim with the sharks no matter how spiritual it makes you feel.
4. Communicate our true commitment to one another. Can we say, “I will never leave you or forsake you?” I will not Quit you!
5. Truth wrapped in love, preceded by grace . Being willing to move in this direction. If you cannot manage your anger, you should not speak. Wait until you can wrap the truth in love, with understanding and grace in the mix.
6. Character before gifting, and responsibility for both.
7. Givers with no Agenda attached – Give and it will be given . . . Avoid “What’s in it for me” in our giving to each other. Choosing an abundant mindset.
8. Stewardship and not ownership – Success is harder to handle than failure. There is a self deception that when I am the Captain of a ship, I think I own it. When you start owning it, it will turn on you. (My people, my gifts, my church, my stuff, my friends). We run from “my, my, my” mentality.
9. Accepting the idiosyncrasies of others – Do not take someone’s strengths and not cover their weaknesses. We all have a purpose to fulfill in Him and each other.
10. Partnering with others – We are all called to do great things, but we are not called to do them alone. We need each other, and we can do so much more together.
11. Non-Conforming, Non-Performing Faithfulness – in the midst of non-Conformity: We do not need to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand. Relationship and unity is not based on conforming or performing, yet can soar or be limited by the agreements we choose to live in.
12. God as Senior Partner In All of Life - We choose to give God authority over our lives, our families, our relationships, our finances, our ideas, our business. Encouraging a worldview of God is all, is in all, and submitting to His ways.