WE ARE A FAMILY ON MISSION.
We laugh, we cry, and we live as a spiritual family. But we are a family with a purpose. We display and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for the good of God's kingdom, each other, Centre County, and beyond. (1 Thessalonians 2:8; Matthew 28:19-20)
WE LIVE ON GOD'S WORD.
God's living word has been faithfully passed down to us. We haven't invented anything new. We stand in awe of God's Word, seek to hand and honor His word faithfully, and live dependent on its every word. (Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 4:12)
WE EXPECT GOD TO BE AMONG US.
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. (John 14:25-27; Ephesians 6:18)
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, social and economic statuses, coming together to follow Jesus in unity. (Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-23)
WE INVEST IN THE NEXT GENERATION.
We seek to be a multi-generational church where one generation displays to the other the glory of God. We have a heavy focus on college students through our campus ministry at Penn State, The Well. (Psalm 145; 1 John 2:12-14)
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 journey with people and help them discover their design as they grow spiritually, physically, and emotionally. (1 Thessalonians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)
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).