At Open Door there are 12 foundational values on which our church is built. These form our core. They shape who we are as a church and as a body of believers. They are our DNA. They are what make us, us.
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We will not be known for what we are against, but rather what we are for. If people know nothing else about us, they will know that we love them and the people of our city.
The Holy Spirit wasn't just meant to convict us of sin but was meant to empower, equip, and guide the believer. We will walk in the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit and will always remain sensitive to His guidance.
Sitting in rows and attending a worship service is not enough to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Small groups offer the opportunity to experience continued life change. We want to be a catalyst for life change to see believers discipled and equipped.
We will live a life above reproach. We will consistently refuse to compromise our faith for the desires of the world. We will be a bold demonstration of the love and compassion of God.
Open Door is called to be a church that passionately worships God no matter what circumstances could hinder us. We will rise above and worship unashamedly.
Jesus Christ demonstrated a life of servanthood. We will follow suit. We will serve not out of obligation, but because it is the character of Christ. Our service will reach from inside the church into our community and into the world.
To whom much is given, much is required. As we have been blessed, we will lead the way in generosity through our finances, going above and beyond what is needed. We are percentage givers and will do so with faith in God's provision.
We can only do what God has called us to do. Because of that we will passionately pursue only the things that help us accomplish the mission God has set before us.
We will live lives that honor those above us and below us. We believe in the potential inside of everyone and will treat others with humble respect.
We will be vision lead and will consistently structure our church for where we are going, not for where we are. We will maintain an attitude of learning and will lean into the wisdom from those ahead of us. We will plan for long term growth, not short term fixes.
We are a generational house and we will spend time and resources to pour into the next generations. Our heart is to raise up and disciple passionate believers of Jesus Christ.
Reaching people far from God is the commission of Jesus Christ. It is our highest calling. It defines the way we do ministry and we will use any means necessary to reach people with the message of Jesus Christ. Rather than run from culture, we will leverage it to connect with people and teach God's timeless truth.