Jesus is the center of it all.
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 mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
Scripture: 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
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.
Scripture: 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 church is the bride of Christ - a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to 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.
Scripture: 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
His 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.
Scripture: Genesis 1:2 | Psalms 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
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.
Scripture: 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
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.
Scripture: 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
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of 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 could have life.
Scripture: 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
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist 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 eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Scripture: John 3:16, 36 | Romans 6:23 | 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13 |
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.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7 | Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6 |
Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32 | John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; 10:28 | 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
Our core values answer the WHY question: Why are we doing what we are doing? Our values reveal our motivation and unites us, setting the tone and trajectory for everything. This IS the culture of Revolution Church.
We will stake everything on grace alone.
Grace is not about what we do – it’s about what Jesus has already done. Since grace is the truth, everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect and anything is possible. Grace is unmerited and unlimited, so we will revel and rest in it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 | 2 Corinthians 5:21 | John 8:1-11
We will think too big.
We will set impossible goals, take bold steps of faith, and watch God move. In the end, all God needs is all we got. We are wired to worship.
Joshua 10:1-15 | Genesis 12 | Ephesians 3:20
We will be addicted to life change.
We set aside personal preferences to reach people. Jesus said, “follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Followers FISH. PERIOD.
Matthew 28:19-20 | Luke 19:10 | Luke 15:1-32
We seek first His Kingdom.
Jesus is a King with a Kingdom. As citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, we carry Jesus’ authority over sin, satan and struggles with us everywhere we go. The Bible is our supreme truth. We shape our worldview from God’s Word, not human ideologies.
Matthew 6:33 | Revelation 5:10 | Luke 11:1-2 | Luke 17:20 | Revelation 11:15
We will give above and beyond.
We utilize our time, give our treasure and exercise our talents joyfully to give to the work of God in our city and across our world.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | Matthew 6:21 | Malachi 3:8-12
We will do life together.
Isolation is NOT an option. We are selective about who gets backstage access to our lives. We honor up, down and all around because people are masterpieces created by God.
1 Samuel 14:1-14 | Matthew 18:20 | Proverbs 27:6-9; 17