The core values of our church serve as a description of what we believe the Bible calls us to be and do as followers of Jesus. They are a barometer for each of us as we grow in our relationship with Jesus and become more and more like him. The staff and volunteers of Graham Church are committed to leading this church as people who live these values every day.
WE ARE PEOPLE WHO:
We enter into a relationship with God by accepting and acknowledging who Jesus is, which sheds light on who we are. He is Creator, we are his creatures. We are lost, he is our Savior, leader, and reason for living. As a result, we enjoy giving passionate glory and honor to him.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (Rev 5:13)
God uses his Word to transform our lives through the Holy Spirit. Therefore we live under its authority and counsel.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16–17)
Christians love one another. We invest in authentic relationships with others. We serve each other. We love the community we live in and we share our love for Jesus because we desire others to know him.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:1–3)
We believe following Jesus compels people to give sacrificially to others of our time, energy, and possessions for the sake of God’s kingdom.
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver… You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. (2 Cor 9:6-7, 11)
We know nothing good happens in our ministry that is not the result of God’s grace and prayer. Grace drives our spiritual life and growth. And grace is essential to our relationships in the church and the world around us. Grace calls people to respond to challenges with supernatural, contagious joy.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Cor 9:8)