What do you think of when you hear the word ‘creed’? Do you think of Rocky Balboa’s outgoing boxing rival, Apollo Creed? Do you think of the Dutch Bros Creed found on the inside of their coffee shop? Do you think of the 90’s rock band? A creed can be defined as “a system, codification, or doctrine of belief.” In other words, it’s a way to express the beliefs and values of a particular group (see an example of the Apostle’s Creed). Churches have used creeds over the years to unify their members and to affirm their values and beliefs. Within our Ignite High School Ministry, we decided to create the “Ignite Creed” to affirm what our ministry is all about. Check out our values below, and I hope you can join us on a Tuesday night or Sunday morning.
The Ignite Creed
In our house, everyone belongs. We are all made in God’s image, which makes us family. This means you can come as you are, with no expectations or judgements. It’s okay to not be okay.
In our house, we believe in the person, power, and purpose of Jesus. His Word is our message, His life is our method, and His people are our mission. We are unapologetically a Jesus church.
In our house, we are becoming men and women of godly character. We’re not perfect, but we’re growing, and we will continually strive for better. We know we have a long way to go, but we’re willing to take that next step of faith.
In our house, we are building God’s kingdom, and not our own. We have been called to someone greater than ourselves. Therefore, we pray boldly, share openly, gather often, worship freely, and serve repeatedly. Welcome to our house… because it’s your house, too!