OUR VALUES

JESUS | OUR MESSAGE
In our songs, in our sermons, in everything we do: Jesus. (Col 1:28)

FAMILY | OUR PURPOSE
The House family will always strive to be in one mind, one heart, and one passion as we do life together. (1 Peter 3:8)

THE CHURCH | OUR HOME
Jesus is building His church. We will use our gifts, raise our families, and find community in the house of God. (Ps 92:13)

FAITH | OUR LIFESTYLE
We choose to lean into all God has for us, honor His Word, and believe for more. (2 Cor 5:7)

GENEROSITY | OUR JOY
God is good and has an amazing life for every one of us. This life does not happen by taking, it happens by generously giving. (Prov 11:24)

HONOR | OUR IDENTITY
We highly value the people God has brought into our lives. We never tear people down, but lift them up by serving one another with a grateful heart. (Mark 10:44)

INTEGRITY | OUR COMMITMENT
Our best life is lived in obedience to God’s Word. We give no place to religious ritual, but live with a heart after God. (Ps 19:14)

PEOPLE | OUR CALLING
We prefer others above ourselves and go out of our way to help those in need to the best of our ability to show our community the love of God through the church. (Romans 12:9-13)

GOD’S PRESENCE | OUR PASSION
The Holy Spirit is present and moving in our lives. The presence of God distinguishes us, comforts us, and empowers us. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

STATEMENTS OF FAITH

THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1, 2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1, 2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

TRINITY
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

THE FATHER
God is great. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3, 4

THE SON
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14, 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5, 6; Luke 22:70; 24:46, 47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55, 56; Romans 1:3, 4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4, 5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5, 6; 3:16

THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17

ETERNITY
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

MAN
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21, 22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21, 22; 3:9-11

SALVATION
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5, 6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68, 69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30, 31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12, 13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

THE CHURCH
The church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18, 19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13, 14; 12; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3