Vision & Values

Our Vision

A movement of hope and healing

Our Mission

Developing followers of Jesus who live an integrated life of faith, community and action.

Our Beliefs

Flood Church affirms the historic beliefs of the Christian Church. For a full affirmation of faith, visit the Converge website here.

Converge is a global network of communities that Flood Church is a part of.

Our Values

Our values are Flood’s fingerprints, what makes us unique. They are also in order of priority.

Grace & Truth

+ These two values are intentionally named as one, acknowledging the invitation and challenge modeled by Jesus. (Mark 1:17, Matt. 28:18-20)

+ God’s truth permeates all aspects of life and is transformational, not just informational. (Hebrews 4:12, Acts 17:27-28)

+ The Bible is God’s authoritative Word and is relevant for today. (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

+ In response to the grace that God has given us, we extend grace to one another as we recognize that transformation is a process. (Colossians 3:13)

+ The church is a refuge for the world, not a refuge from the world. All are welcome because of God’s inclusive grace. (Matthew 22:1-14, 1 Peter 3:15-16)

Wholeness

+ Our aim is to reflect the character and priorities of Jesus Christ. This means our life choices are becoming congruent with our faith. (2 Corinthians 3:18; Romans 12:1-2)

+ We are on a journey of discovering our identity in Christ. The more we understand how God has uniquely designed us, the more we understand who God is. (Psalm 139:13-14)

+ Our spirituality is holistic and includes all areas of life: our bodies, minds, and souls. (Matthew 22:36-38)

+ Church community is essential to spiritual growth. Christ is fully represented when we are actively building each other up. (Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Cor. 12:12-31)

+ We pursue wholeness in the body of Christ through strength and gift-based leadership – regardless of age, race, or gender. (Acts 2:17-18)

Generosity

+ We serve others with our time, gifts, and financial resources as a response to God’s grace. (Mark 12:41-44)

+ Flood seeks to empower people to serve the body of Christ through involvement within our local church. (Romans 12:12-27)

+ We want to bless the surrounding community and the countries of Malawi, Uganda and Haiti with the resources God has entrusted us. (Genesis 12:2)

+ God calls us to a lifestyle of humility, where we look to give before we look to receive. (Philippians 2:3-4)

Family on Mission

+ Family is the primary metaphor God uses to express Himself (trinity) and the strategy He uses to reconcile a lost and broken world to Himself and each other. (Genesis 1:26-28; Mark 3:34-35)

+ Mission is why the local church exists—bringing the transformational love and power of the Living God to all people. (Isaiah 61; John 14:12)

+ Together, we are all called and sent by Christ to share the timeless message of Jesus’ sacrificial love to those around us and to invite them into relationship with Him. (Matthew 28:19-20)

+ Motivated by compassion and justice, we are to care for and meet the needs of the underprivileged and oppressed, providing the hope found in Christ. (Luke 4:14-30; Luke 10:25-37)

+ Spiritual multiplication is the natural result of a church that is being transformed. We desire to see disciples making disciples throughout all environments within our community. (2 Timothy 2:2)

Creativity

+ We value engaging a post-Christian culture through unique approaches to contextualizing the Gospel–translating truth for today through arts, media and storytelling. (Acts 17:22-34, Matthew 13:44-51)

+ Structure submits to the Holy Spirit; we don’t want rigidity to trump God’s leading. (Acts 16:6-10, Acts 10:9-22)

+ We worship God with our creative gifts as a reflection of the ultimate Creator. (Genesis 1:26,31)

+ We value joy, humor and celebration in the midst of our daily lives. (John 10:10, Psalm 37:4)