Updated: May 25, 2021
Written by Lawrence Yoo
Values state what is important to an organization or community. At Waypoint, we’ve identified five core values. These values shape our culture and our mission. They help us make decisions about where to place our time, energy, and resources. As we grow and seek to be faithful in our mission, it is important to view our activities in light of these five values:
Worship: We believe we were created to worship God and enjoy fellowship with Him forever. And as new creations in Christ Jesus, we desire the Spirit to reveal to us more fully the glory of God and to rightly proclaim His worth in all areas of life. Both individual and community worship are essential to the life and health of all God's people.
The Word of God: We desire to teach and uphold the authority of God’s Word because we believe Scripture is God’s written revelation to humanity. We believe the Bible is to be taught, obeyed, and trusted in all that it instructs, commands, and promises. Towards this end, we will be intentional in teaching directly from the Bible, promoting the study of the Bible, and centering our church’s mission with the Bible.
Gospel Community: We desire to live in intentionally diverse community, encouraging one another towards the purpose God has for us. We believe we are all sojourners and aliens in this world, but the gospel brings forth true belonging in a land that is not our own. Our union in Christ Jesus is greater than any other bond that might unite us or any other barrier that might divide us. We believe this kind of community powerfully displays the unifying work of the gospel.
The Nations: We desire to gather worshippers from every tribe, tongue, and nation because we want our church to resemble the diversity reflected in the kingdom of God. We believe our calling is to proclaim the gospel and help plant churches all over the world; and our pursuit of that calling begins here in the Triangle where the nations have become our neighbors. We desire to engage these people groups by making known Christ’s love in both word and deed.
Missions: We desire to be transformed people who live sent lives, proclaiming the gospel to others through all facets of life. We want every member of our church to see themselves as ambassadors of the gospel as they fulfill the unique calling God has given each of them in our city.
With God’s help, may we strive to faithfully reflect these values together.