God is at work. Discover it and join Him. We have been strategically placed so GVBC will be distinctive.
____Matthew 5:14-16

Scripture is the standard—not the past, tradition, preference or convenience.
____2 Timothy 3:16-17

Prayer.
____1 Thessalonians 5:17

Vision. We picture how it could be and should be.
____Proverbs 29:18

GVBC is a hospital for sinners, the hurting, and the broken.
____Matthew 9:12-13

Outward-focused.
____Luke 15

We will create an environment of grace. We will focus on one's future in Christ, not past mistakes.
____Ephesians 2:8-10

Our focus is on being the church instead of going to church. Ministry will be more important than meeting.
____2 Corinthians 5:20

The dress code is aprons, not bibs. We are here to serve, not to be served—not just on Sundays, but as a lifestyle.
____Matthew 20:28

Each Christian should understand that they were created, saved, gifted, commissioned and empowered to serve. Each person should discover his/her gift, passion and ministry place.
____1 Peter 4:10

Excellence is the only acceptable standard (facilities, ministry, music, teaching etc.). We will ask big, expect much and work hard.
____Colossians 3:17, 23

We will not confuse the timeless with the temporary. Jesus Christ is who he says he is—that is timeless. The Bible, community/fellowship, and worship are timeless. Programs, schedules and styles are temporary. Temporary things will be evaluated based on how well they highlight what is timeless and be changed as needed.
____Acts 2:42-47

We will be aware that we can end up in a place where we are irrelevant to a culture that needs to know who God is.
____Acts 15:1-19

The family will be built up, not undercut.
____Genesis 2:20-25

The pastoral staff will lead. They should be expected to lead, trusted to lead, supported and prayed for as they lead. They will lead people where God wants them to be.
____Hebrews 13:17

We will guard against murmuring, negative talk, complaining and arguing, The fellowship must be protected.
____Ephesians 4:29; Philippians 2:14-15

We will not walk past a mistake. We will encourage one another.
____Hebrews 10:24-25

We will be to the point with passion and purpose. People have a limited amount of time they are willing to give to church, so we will make the most of every opportunity.
____Ephesians 5:15-16