There are a few things that we value highly. Here are some of our core values that are central to our life together as a church. They serve as guiding principles to make sure we stay focused on who God has called us to be and what God has called us to do as a church on campus.
1. Sacramental – We believe that we as humans are to creatively offer up the world and all that is in it to God as a blessing and to receive all of God’s creation as a gift, blessing the world with God’s very life, which we receive through the Scriptures and the Sacraments as the source and summit of our faith. One way in which we live out this relationship to God's creation is through our efforts to share meals together often. (Romans 12:1-2, 1 Peter 2:4-10, Romans 8:18-25)
2. Formative/Transformative – We form the intellectual and ethical strength of our members, stimulating the desire for knowledge and wisdom while providing an environment of holistic transformation in the midst of a broken and hurting world. We believe that one of the most formative environments for transformation is around food. (Colossians 1:28, Ephesians 4:11-16, Romans 12:2, Acts 2:42, Psalm 119)
3. Integrative – We are a community of people from many backgrounds who exist for the life and good of George Mason University, intentionally engaging with the culture of Mason and seeking its well-being through our relationships and work. We understand the Mason community broadly speaking to include, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, affiliates, contractors, NVCC students, University Mall employees, and all in the surrounding area who share in the life of Mason. (Jeremiah 29:1-9 [especially 5-7])
4. Missional – We actively reach new people with God’s message and cultivate disciples as leaders who are trained to impact their own communities. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
5. Collaborative – We believe God’s plan is for his people to work together to creatively transform and build up his world. Therefore, we partner as much as possible with others both on and off-campus to bring about the vision God has given us. (John 17:20-23)