"Living by faith. Being a voice of hope. Sharing God’s love."

We have identified nine areas that we believe are essential “to live by faith, to be a voice of hope, and to share God’s love” so we can “fulfill the Great Commission.”


We refer to these areas as the “core values” of “an engaged, passionate, spiritually healthy church.”

We will be:

Prayerfully Dependent
Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations” (Mark 11:17). Prayer is the common thread that runs through all areas of our Christian walk. Through prayer we, individually and corporately, pursue a relationship with God that is both intimate and dependent. (1 John 5:14-15, James 1:5-8)

Abounding in Generosity
Abounding is defined as existing in plenty, having a generous measure, or an overflow. Generosity is defined as the quality of being liberal, benevolent, or unselfish. Generous people give more than is expected or required whether it’s their money, time, or abilities. We can never out give God. A person can selfishly horde their possessions, lavishly waste them, or intelligently spend them. We are committed to intelligently using the resources God has entrusted to Parisview to fulfill the vision God has given us. (Malachi 3:10, Psalm 76:11, Matthew 6:1-4, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Relationally Connected
We intentionally strive to build intimate relationships with our members. We want these
relationships to be filled with godliness, grace, encouragement, and forgiveness. We want to

care for and compassionately minister to each other as we grow our faith through love to
ensure that we remain joyful in our Christian walk. (Hebrews 10:24-25, Galatians 6:10, 1
Thessalonians 4:9-10, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15)  

Impacting Culture
We are committed to making a difference in people’s lives with whom we come in contact
daily. We will engage our world with the intent of impacting and ultimately changing the world.
We don’t see the church as a protective fortress from culture, but as a place of salvation to
redeem sinners and as a sending station for saints to penetrate the world. We follow the
example set by Jesus who did not withdraw from the world but engaged the world. (Matthew
9:9-13, Luke 19:10, Matthew 5:13-14)

Scripture Directed
The Bible is the greatest of all books. To study it is the noblest of all pursuits. To understand it is
the highest of all goals. The Scripture as originally written is completely inspired by God and it
speaks with power to each of us and gives wisdom. It leads to salvation so that we may serve
Christ and bring glory to God the Father. (2 Timothy 3:16, Luke 24:44-45, Deuteronomy 6:4-7,
Deuteronomy 9:10, Hebrews 4:12)

Vision Driven
The Scriptures state, “Where there is no vison, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV). We are
compelled to fulfill our Vison statement. People matter to God; eternity is at stake; time is
finite; and urgency is demanded. Our vision of connecting people with God, empowering our
members, building a community, and fulfilling the Great Commission will be the driving force of
all that we do as a church. (Habakkuk 2:2-3, Jeremiah 29:11, Luke 4:18-19)

Intentional about Ministry
We will participate in well-planned, engaged, and passionate ministries that will love and care
for people and share the Good News everywhere. Ministry is not limited to a select few who
hold a particular position within our church. We believe all of God’s people are called to serve
in a variety of ways. Ministry happens when God’s people utilize their gifts and abilities to serve
others to bring glory to God, build up His church, and reach out to the world. We are sent into
the world by God for the purpose of bearing witness to the gospel as a sign, an instrument, and
a foretaste of the kingdom of God. (Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Peter 4:10-11, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

Evangelistically Oriented
Our church’s goal and efforts are to fulfill the Great Commission.  Our common mission is to
take the good news to all people. We believe Jesus clearly outlined His mission for the church
with His final instructions to His followers: “Go throughout the world and make disciples.”
(Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)

Worship Centered
True worship is God-focused. We will worship God in spirit, truth, unselfish love, and Christian
service. Worship is central to who we are as a church. It is an attitude of the heart that points
us to God. In worship, the only thing God needs is our need for Him. (John 14:15, John 4:21-24,
Hebrews 12:28, Acts 17:24-25)