Who we are
At House of Prayer, we strive to live out the mission Christ gave us to
make disciples of all nations, and we strive to do that by BRINGING
THE KINGDOM wherever we are. It’s easy to come up with a mission,
because Jesus gave it to us already. We have contextualized that mission
into language that we feel expresses our heart. Our mission with you and
any other person who calls House of Prayer their home is that you would
live a life of Jesus living through you. Or, more simply stated, that you
would live the Life.
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These are the foundational core values and beliefs that
everything at House of Prayer is built on.
We’re called to live the Life Jesus describes as “life to the fullest” (John 10:10). We believe that when we live the life that God has for us even in the dark and hard times of life, we can experience God’s joy and peace!
Our worship of God drives the other areas of our strategy. We begin this walk of worship when we come to Jesus as our savior and continue as we worship him corporately (Sunday service and small groups) and personally through prayer and personal time with him.
To be so relevant and tangible in our service that if House of Prayer ceased to exist the most ardent critic of Christianity would be bummed. This is a great summation of what it means to reach out and serve one another. Whether in your own backyard, community wide events, or even worldwide missions, reach out and make a difference!
Love of God
Love of Others
Love of Life
At House of Prayer, we are a family. And, like any family, we have values that define us. The values are the glue that holds all our events, messages, conversations, etc., together. You should see, hear and feel these values in all we do AND, as part of our family, it is your responsibility to bring these values to life in all you do:
The Bible is the actual Word of God and is therefore the authority for how life works. While the methods of how we apply the truths of scripture may vary, the theology and belief of the Bible’s authenticity and authority shape us. It is a love letter from God to each and every one of us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17)
We are created for relationship with God and the primary expression of that relationship is prayer. We believe the church is to be a “House of Prayer” and that God does incredible things through prayer! (Matthew 21:13; Philippians 4:6; James 5:16)
When we call House of Prayer our home, it is expected we continually grow in our relationship with God and others. This is accomplished by seeking God and his plan for our lives through prayer, study, service, and relationship. (Colossians 3:5-12)
In order to accomplish the House of Prayer Mission in the lives of each person, we have identified a three-fold strategy:
It’s ok to not be ok, but it’s not ok to stay that way. At House of Prayer Church growth is expected of one another. That growth begins with relationships. There are learning and serving opportunities to get involved in to help you live a life a life of impact. Ultimately, we believe that life is better in community and want everyone to be involved in a Small Group.
How do we know when we’re winning? We believe that if people are continually living the life, then three things will be obvious in their life. They will Love God more, Love Others more and Love Life more.
Since we are created for relationship, we believe it’s vital that we live in consistent life-giving community. We want to come alongside and help all of our people develop these life giving, real relationships. We believe godly relationships prove they are genuine. In the same way, we don’t expect perfect people, but we want to be people whose lives and relationships are marked by increasing authenticity, integrity, and truth. (1 Tim. 1:5; Hebrews 10:24-25; Proverbs 27:17)