MERCY HILL'S MISSION:
- UNITE: lost and hurting children with their loving, heavenly Father through the power of Christ's Cross.
- CULTIVATE: personal spiritual development and active Gospel community through the generous application of God's Word, mercy and grace.
- CREATE: an environment in which God's presence and power is both experienced and reflected.
Mercy Hill is committed to a philosophy of church that values community and focuses on the development of people rather than the expansion of the organization. We are not focused on building a church, but rather, focused on BEING the church.
We invite you to explore who we are, and maybe you will find a home along side us where you can experience God, develop personally and impact your community.
Core Value One: INTEGRITY
The integrity of the scriptures: We believe that the scripture is the inspired word of God. Every decision, from church government to personal counsel, will be subjected to light of scripture. We will set all of the church on solely the scripture. We will choose to speak when the scripture speaks and be silent when the scripture is silent. (Psalms 119:105, II Timothy 3:16-17, Acts 17:11-12, Hebs. 4:12)
Core Value Two: MERCY
The development of God's family through the liberal application of God's mercy: Every interaction that we have as servants of God needs to be bathed in God's mercy and God's love. All teaching, discipleship, outreach and even correction must be made, as fallible human beings in light of God's mercy as extended to us, out of love and concern for the individual and the unity of the body. (Matt 18:12-14, Matt 18:21-35, Matt. 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-38, John 8:1-11, James 2:12-13)
Core Value Three: UNITY
The unity of the Body: It is paramount to the mission of the church to maintain the unity of God’s body. First of all God clearly desires that his church be unified, acknowledging and practicing the equal value of all members of the body. Secondly it is impossible for the church to accomplish its mission if each part of the body is not unified performing its task. Therefore the unity of the body encompasses identifying and equipping each “part” to take its place. (I Cor. 1:10-17, I Cor. 12:12-27, Phil. 2:1-4, I Peter 4:10)
Core Value Four: EXPERIENCE
Facilitating an authentic and dynamic experience with God: It is important that every believer experiences an authentic, dynamic and charismatic interaction with their God, knowing that He is alive and in touch with them as His children. To that end, we must teach the practice of daily communication (prayer), continual meditation (God’s Word), and sincere adoration (worship). (Joshua 1:8, I Thess. 5:17, Psalms 95:6-7, Phil. 4:6, Matt 6:33)
Core Value Five: HONESTY
Accountability through openness and honesty: We believe that one of the greatest tools of spiritual growth and personal purity is accountability. We will strive to expose our lives (personal and church) to the light of transparency taking every reasonable step to make sure no actions are taken or decisions made in darkness. (James 5:16, John 4:23-24, Ecc. 4:9-12)
Core Value Six: EXCELLENCE
Doing all things with excellence: We believe in pursuing excellence in all we do as a reflection of our love and reverence for God. In our thoughts, actions, relationships and ministries we will strive to do our very best to honor God with the gifts he has given us. (I Chor. 21:24, Phil. 4:8-9, II Tim. 2:15, Col. 3:14-17, II Cor. 8:7)