A movement of hope and healing
Developing followers of Jesus who live an integrated life of faith, community and action.
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 are Flood’s fingerprints, what makes us unique. They are also in order of priority.
+ 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)
+ 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)
+ 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 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)
+ 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)