Truth. Worship. Community. Mission.
The Madison Park Church of God Core Values are basic principles that guide and steer us in all that we do. They give us perspective. Core Values define who we are and who we will become as we make choices and engage in the world around us.
The Bible is our ultimate guide and authority, the standard by which we live.
Our world is filled with competing ideas and values, voices everywhere demanding attention and allegiance. Sometimes, it's easy to become confused. Are there absolutes? Is anything absolutely right-or absolutely wrong? How can I sort things out and make sense out of all the confusion? We believe the Bible is God's written word. It helps us understand our world and ourselves. From beginning to end, it reveals the heart of God and His way of life. The Bible introduces us to Jesus Christ, God's Living Word. The Bible explains God's love and His desire to be in a life-giving relationship with us.
Truth is defined for us by the Bible. (II Timothy 3: 16)
We respond to the greatness and goodness of God by humbling ourselves before Him.
Worship is a way of life...it is a humble spirit...it is the gathering of God's people to honor and serve Him...it includes prayer and song and teaching and listening and loving ...it is confession and repentance...it is the filling of the Holy Spirit...it is experiencing the presence of the living Christ. Worship requires the offering of every aspect of our lives, all of our capacities, senses, and creativity, in a lifetime of being poured out for the glory of our Creator, Who is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It also includes meeting together regularly to honor Him.
Worship defines our relationship with God. (John 4:23)
Our love for God is proved true by the way we love one another.
When we experience the presence of God we are inevitably drawn to embrace His people. The Lord calls us to live in community, sharing together the joys, sorrows, triumphs, struggles, and responsibilities of His work—and our lives—in this world. We develop and nourish life-changing relationships with each other, creating safe places, guided by God's Word. We stand by and protect one another, strengthening and supporting, working, learning, and playing, side-by-side. As we learn more about God's love, we see it come to life in our hearts and relationships.
Community defines our relationship with others. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Jesus came to proclaim, heal, free, and restore. So do we.
God's love, experienced in worship and community, compels us to reach beyond ourselves and influence the world. Jesus calls us to be "salt and light," change agents, which alter the taste and appearance of everything they touch. We are a people on mission-not just pursuing a project or program, but a people intentionally working for the redemption of a broken and suffering world.
Mission defines our relationship with the world. (Luke 4:17 -21)
Purpose Statement: Madison Park Church of God exists to expand the Kingdom of God.