As a community we desire....

                  To know Jesus. To deeply encounter the love and presence of God. To be a home where people feel safe enough to really come as they are and actually be themselves -- no matter what, "make yourself at home" -- we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. To find our unity in Jesus regardless of and not defined by social status, ethnicity, income, or background -- we are a family. To worship extravagantly. To let Holy Spirit have His way and for His gifts to flow. To know we are sons and not orphans -- God is our Dad and we have been adopted into a family. To be radically generous. To walk in radical forgiveness. To be refreshingly real and authentic -- no hidden agendas or manipulation for our own gain. To have relationships based on love and respect, not just "being right" or agreeing theologically on every little point -- disagreement doesn't have to lead to disconnection. To not be all about building a big church but more about building "big people" - healthy individuals walking in their true identity. To extend the forgiving and empowering grace of  God -- not to judge but to jump right into a mess and remind someone how amazing they are. To treasure joy, laughter and fun together. To train and equip leaders. To not hold a tight grip but release people into their destiny -- whether it's with us for a season, a lifetime, or eventually with another group in God's great Kingdom -- we do not own you and your time is valuable, be where God wants you to be. To have a culture where the older and the younger honor and receive from each other -- the older need the younger's strength and the younger need the older's wisdom. To impact and sow into the next generation even if we don't live to see it. To value leaving a legacy and an inheritance for our children's children. To do "discipleship" through relationships. To fearlessly and actively pursue family and community even if we don't get it perfect -- we believe Holy Spirit will give us insight if it's a desire of our heart to walk it out. To not just welcome but celebrate and believe in each other no matter what. To learn to be laid down servant lovers. To contribute and not just criticize -- it's easy to notice things that could be done better, but if you notice something it is probably your invitation to be part of the solution. To dream together and be vessels of God's kindness to the world starting in our own backyard and in the nations -- we have been given permission to change the world. To practice taking risks and stepping out in our everyday sphere of influence to bring heaven to earth. To have a culture full of honor. To release His Kingdom everywhere we go as ambassadors of the New Covenant. To love well