These are the big ideas that are the heartbeat of UPCC- the things that guide all that we do. Click here to see the supporting Scripture references.
Teaching and Living God's Word
Culturally relevant and Biblically accurate- the Bible as the ultimate authority and inspiration for living.
Putting others ahead of ourselves in everything we do. Living out God's many commands regarding others.
Living life together, not "doing church" together. As we go through life becoming connected and involved in one another's lives for the purpose of growing together, upholding one another, and learning together.
Developing Authentic Disciples of Christ
Being a Christian does not stop with the salvation experience. It permeates our lives, but we need to learn what this means. Developing disciples is work- God's work. Our part is to grow and develop disciples that they might go out and affect the communities in which they live and work.
Utilizing Natural Opportunities for Evangelism
Along the way, as we live, work and play taking the time to talk to and get to know one another. In doing so, sharing our story- the story of what God has done in our lives. Showing people Christ in us and by doing so, allowing others to see Him in us that they might come to know Him as well.
We are all created in the image of God- the great giver Himself! Jesus came that we might live life and live it abundantly. What better way to do so than to live our lives with an open palm, not holding tightly to God’s many blessings in our lives. Giving cheerfully and abundantly of all that God has given to each of us is one way for us to worship God every day.