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These five words encapsulate the very life-blood of who we are, how we live, and the work that we are striving to accomplish in the world. Distinct from a "statement of faith" or a "doctrinal creed," we not only believe in our core values, but they also shape our very lives. They are, for us, the essence of what it means to be a follower (a disciple) of Jesus (Matthew 28:16-20).


LOVE God, LOVE people

We believe that love of God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) and love of neighbor (Leviticus 19:18) summarizes all that is meant to be a follower of Jesus, and what it means to be fully human. We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:7-21), modeling for us what true, sacrificial love is. We strive to express the fullness of God's love to our communities (John 13:34-35), our neighbors (Romans 13:8-10), and even our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48).


We believe love works (1 Corinthians 13), love wins (Romans 8:38-39), and love absolutely changes everything (1 Peter 4:8).


Being Spark means you will be loved, be challenged to love, and be transformed by love.

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