The Evangel Code

The Evangel Code

The code defines who we ARE, more than who we HOPE to be.  Putting this code together was part of our research and preparation for entering into the Building expansion project in 2013.  It’s stuck ever since.

  1. We are faith-filled, big thinking, bet-the-farm risk takers.
    We’ll never insult God with small thinking and safe living.

  2. We are all about the Capital “C” Church.
    The local church is God’s “Plan A” to reach the world – He has no “Plan B!”

  3. We are a House of Honor.
    We freely give honor to those above us, beside us and, under us because of the calling and potential God has placed inside of them.

  4. We do not cater to spiritual consumerism.
    We will not cater to personal preference or spiritual consumerism in our mission to reach this city.  The church does not exist for us. We are the church, and we exist for the city and world.

  5. We do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Jesus.   
    We are the last stop on the long, black train and will do things no one is doing to reach people no one is reaching.

  6. We lead the way in irrational generosity.    
    Our staff and church will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God in our city.

  7. We laugh hard, loud, and often.    
    Nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love!

  8. We speak LIFE!  We will be known for what we are FOR, not for what we are against.   There are already enough jerks in the world.  We will speak vision and life over people.  We will lift up the message of Jesus rather than use our platform to condemn.

  9. We are all about Whole-iness.  
    We have purpose and that purpose ignites when we are made whole.  Only Jesus is truly Holy, so we will endeavour to be like him (and try our darndest to avoid being like Pharisees).

  10. We do handstands in KidCity and rap worship songs on Sunday. We are okay with turning ourselves and the whole church upside down to impact the children, youth, and young adults of our city.  We are a spiritual home for the emerging generation.

  11. We hear voices.   
    We place a ridiculous value on listening to what God says, and regularly teach on how to hear His voice.

  12. We are raw, real, and relevant.   
    Everyone’s welcome - Nobody’s perfect - Anything is possible!!