Our core values bring clarity to the things that matter most to GC Surrey Hills. They guide how we achieve our mission, influencing major leadership decisions as well as everyday ministry plans. They even help us navigate staffing and budget issues. In short, they keep us focused on the unique call God has given us as a local church.
We always start with Jesus. Period.
We love and value ALL people.
God loves and values ALL people, therefore, the church does too.
John 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 16:14, 1 Peter 4:8
We are guided by His word.
We are a church that shares the truth of God found in scripture, revealed in Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.
John 1:14,18, John 5:39, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We are all about relationship.
People take priority over tasks and goals.
We are better together.
Life transformation happens best in community with others. Therefore, we are a church that intentionally builds healthy community.
We believe in being irrationally generous.
Because of God’s irrational generosity to humanity, we are all in, openhanded, giving EVERYTHING to and for Jesus.
Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 9:6
We keep it real.
Jesus spoke in truth and love. We will be real and authentic speaking in truth and love to each other and about the real human pains of our world.
We meet people where they are.
We will sacrifice our preferences, to speak the language of the culture, so everyone can hear the good news of Jesus in a way they understand.
We are wholehearted.
We are a church that responds to God’s best by bringing our best in all we do.
We are a sending Church.
We, the church, are a sent people. We intentionally disciple, equip, and send others to serve the world.
We like to have fun.
At The Heart sermon series
At The Heart is our sermon series where we go through each of our Core Values explaining our Core Values more in-depth. You can listen to each message and also download the study guides to better understand what’s at the heart of Grace Communion Surrey Hills.