Helping people take next steps with Jesus.
We are committed to our mission that is based on the Great Commission (Matthew 18:19-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40).
Wherever people are in life, they matter and have a purpose. We will help individuals grow to be the person God has created them to be. Together, we will all move forward in our walk with God, taking steps to know Jesus Christ personally and joining His family, growing in Christ-like character, being equipped to serve the church with a God-given ministry, and sharing our faith to a hurting world in order to bring glory to God.
SonRise Church will be a vibrant community of faith, impacting individuals, our community and our world with the hope of Christ. (Acts1:8)
Our Core Values:
We Are Intentional—Intentionality enables excellence. We pray, plan, invest, create, and serve to fulfill our mission. Instead of having a lot of ministries that we do in a mediocre manner, we will cull the ministries we have in order to increase excellence and keep intentionally focused on our calling. Like Nehemiah, we are carrying on a great project and will not come down from it for irrelevant distractions.
Scripture: Mark 1:17, Nehemiah 6
We Are Generous—We will lead the way with irrational generosity. We give up things we love (time, talents, & resources) for things we love even more (our mission). We go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God because we believe we are blessed to be a blessing.
Scripture: Malachi 3:10 • 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
We Are Creative— Creativity is key to us fulfilling our mission. We seek to create irresistible environments and compelling messages in order to share Christ. To reach people no one is reaching, we’ll have to do things no one is doing. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:22-23
We Are United —We are built on the vision God gave our church. Therefore, we promote, protect and aggressively defend our unity and that vision God has called us to realize under the leadership of our pastors. The local church is the hope of the world and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart. A house divided cannot stand.
Scripture: Mark 3:25 • Hebrews 13:17 Titus 3:9-10
We Are Faith-full— We act in audacious faith. In order to fulfill our mission, we won’t think small. We will set impossible goals, take bold steps, and watch God move. We’ll never insult God with comfortable thinking and safe living. We are a micro-church with a mega-vision.
Scripture: Matthew 17:20-21
We Are Spiritual Contributors— The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the world. We will not cater to personal preferences to fulfill our mission. We want to be a place of active growth, where Christ-followers reproduce Christ-followers, leaders reproduce leaders, and churches reproduce churches.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
We Are Relational — Doing life together is a big deal to us! Real community is knowing and being known, loving and being loved, forgiving and being forgiven, celebrating and being celebrated, serving and being served. Nothing is more fun than carrying out God’s mission with people you love!
Scripture: John 13:34-35 Matthew 22:37-40 Ephesians 4:31-32