We laugh, we cry, and we live as a spiritual family mainly through connection groups. As a family, the gospel has come to us so that it would go through us. We display and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for the good of each other, the Happy Valley, and beyond. (1 Thessalonians 2:8; Matthew 28:19-20)
We pursue gospel reconciliation.
Through the cross, Jesus has broken down every wall of hostility known to humankind. We long for our church to be one family from many nations, races, and social statuses––coming together to follow Jesus in unity. (Ephesians 2:11-22)
We stand in awe of God's word.
God's living word has been faithfully passed down to us. We haven't invented anything new. We seek to handle and honor His word faithfully and fully align with it. (Hebrews 4:12)
We invest in the next generation.
We seek to be a multi-generational church where the wisdom and experience of the mature is combined with the strength and zeal of the young. We have a heavy focus on college students through our campus ministry at Penn State––the Salt Company. We also plant churches in partnership with the Salt Network. (1 John 2:12-14)
We eagerly anticipate the presence and work of God in our life––seeking to live in the rhythm of revelation and response. God reveals––we respond. We are a prayerfully dependent people expecting God to hear and act according to His good purposes. (Ephesians 6:18)
We journey with people.
We want to come alongside people as they walk the path that God has for them. Every human being is uniquely created by God and every Christ follower is gifted by God to participate in His church. It's our great passion to help people discover their gifts as they love and follow Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 2:12)
We are God's Stewards.
God is the creator, owner, and beneficiary of every resource we have – even our bodies! He has given us time, relationships, finances, talents, skills, our town, and the world to nurture and invest in for His glory. We want to live like gardeners who wisely steward all their tools and land for a healthy and fruitful crop (Psalm 24:1, Matthew 25:21).