20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
At Imagine Church, we believe in a God who is constantly at work in our lives. For us, we believe that our mission informs our vision and values. We do not claim to be the perfect church. For that matter we don't claim to be THE church. We are just A church, that is part of THE church. The church the Jesus Himself established.
To honor God by inspiring new beginnings that change ourselves and others through Christ.
To recognize and respond to a God who does, “Immeasurably more”.
The values of Imagine are in 2 stages. The ‘what’ and the ‘how.’ The ‘what’ are the values of Focus and Movement. We believe in starting with a Focus on Jesus, and having a Movement with others that walks alongside and reaches out to those in our community. This speaks to the inward, holistic, spiritual growth in all of us, and also the outward, community, justice elements around us. The ‘how’ are the values of Creativity, Excellence, and Authenticity. The ‘how’ is played out through Creativity (in our actions), Excellence (in our offerings), and Authenticity (in our relationships).
FOCUS: We believe that the work of Jesus impacts every area of a person's life and culture. We reject unfounded categories that divide the world into uniquely sacred or purely secular. God is redeeming all of creation through Jesus. This plays out in ALL areas of our life!
MOVEMENT: We were made to make a difference. One of the calls of Imagine is to make an impact on our community. We want to be involved in making a difference in the lives of others. This is played out in the way that we interact with others. We want our faith to be the thing that motivates and challenges us to reach out and make a tangible difference in our community.
CREATIVITY: We believe that God values thinking outside the box. God is a creative God. We are made in the image of God. Therefore, within every human is the desire and capability to create. Imagine values beauty, art, and the creative process where we tend to something from a vision in our minds/hearts and bring it to life in time and space.
AUTHENTIC: We want our insides to match our outsides and we want the kind of community where that is possible in the most appropriate ways. At Imagine we don't beat around the bush with tough issues and we commit to being honest with one another because we are interested in truth expressed in love and grace.
EXCELLENCE: In whatever we do, we want to do it to the best of our ability. We believe that in doing this it brings glory and honor to God. We know and understand that not everything that happens at Imagine will be perfect, but we will do it to the best of our ability