Vision and Values
Everything we do as a church is driven by our vision and values. Our vision tries to understand who God has called us to be and how he has called us to impact one another, the city of Tulsa, and the world. Our Values are the core areas through which our vision takes shape.
Vision speaks to who we are and who we desire to become as a church. Our vision statement isn't a perfect reflection of CPC, but serves as the target for our church.
Our vision is to be a church that Lives the Truth and Acts in Love. While we cherish the Doctrines of Grace, we believe that those wonderful doctrines must impact our lives individually and corporately so that we live and act in light of them. Jesus said in John 14:15, "If you love me you will keep my commandments" and that is exactly what we are striving to do as a church body…reflect our love for Jesus and the transforming power of his grace by Living the Truth and Acting in Love.
The primary ways that we Live the Truth and Act in Love are through the biblical values of Worship, Teaching, Nurture, and Reaching.
Worship is our highest and holiest calling. We worship God daily by offering ourselves as living sacrifices. We worship God corporately by magnifying Jesus Christ and celebrating his Gospel together as a church.
Teaching is instruction for life and meant for transformation, thus we want to engage the heart as well as the head. The teaching ministries (vehicles) of our church are rooted in the Bible and designed for growth in grace and knowledge.
Nurture is caring for one another in an environment of grace. As Christians, we are being nurtured by a loving God and we seek to nurture one another with God's love. We do this through life-on-life interaction to fulfill the "one another" commands of the Bible.
Reaching is the outward projection of the Gospel in both word and deed. We believe that God has called us to make His grace and glory known, thus we strive to be missional both locally and around the world.