Called by our Father to be a cross-cultural family in Daegu who worship the Triune God, grow in our knowledge of Him, and display His glory in all areas of our lives.
Welcomes – Warmly, openly, and lovingly helping people recognize their true needs can be satisfied in Jesus, and providing Christians – Koreans and ex-pats – with a safe and loving place to worship.
Connects – Living in a genuine, open community that encourages honesty, accountability, and fellowship in intentional and spontaneous ways.
Builds up – Preaching God’s word clearly and practically, teaching (primarily through small groups and Bible studies), faithful prayer, and genuine, regular worship.
Equips for ministry – Giving members opportunities to serve in the church and helping them explore and strengthen their areas of gifting in ministry.
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God’s Character – God is inherently good, and it is by His character that we understand goodness. He is sovereign in all things, totally committed to both justice and mercy. He loves to forgive and bless, and He loves it when we seek to show these same qualities. We know this because he has revealed it in the Bible and in Jesus – the perfect image of God. (Genesis 12:2-3, Exodus 33:19, Psalm 31:19, Psalm 33:5, Isaiah 1:16-20, Isaiah 30:18, Hebrews 1:3)
God’s Word – God speaks to his people in the Scriptures and especially through his Son, Jesus Christ. His word is Truth, and we rely on it for encouragement, instruction, comfort and life. The Gospel is dynamic is turning persons estranged from God to himself. (Hebrew 1:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 1:16, Romans 15:4)
God’s Grace – We are flawed, imperfect people who have rejected God and his purposes for us. We desperately need him to open our eyes to our sinful condition and to help us see that He is the only One who can help us. We deserve death and punishment for our sin but he offers us life and fellowship if we believe in Jesus Christ for our salvation. (Romans 3:21-25, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Ephesians 2:1-5, Colossians 1:21-22)
God’s Family – There are no tourists in the kingdom of God, only sojourners together looking for a city with foundations. By exposing our common need for him, Jesus breaks down all the barriers that divide us. By his cross he reconciles us to God and to each other. In this costly unity, we are learning to live honestly and without fear. (Ephesians 2:13-22, Romans 12:4-5, Romans 15:1-3, 1 Corinthians 12:12-20)
God’s Purpose for our lives – Our ultimate purpose is to glorify God. We do this through obey His Word, loving Him and all people, and proclaiming His good news to the world. As people who have been forgiven much, we extend forgiveness to each other. As people who have been made rich through the poverty of Jesus, we sacrifice our rights, time, energy and resources for the poor, the stranger and the suffering. We also seek to live at peace and in fellowship with all people, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. (Isaiah 60:21, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Revelation 4:11, Matthew 5:43-46, Matthew 6:12, Matthew 28:18-20, 1 John 3:16-24)