What We Value
Celebrating the Gospel of Jesus
Faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is at the center of all we do at Cedarhome. We desire to lean into the truths of the Gospel as we rely on Christ to work in and through us. The goal of every sermon, Bible study, Sunday school lesson, community group, conversation, and prayer is not to make a big deal out of people or out of religion, but to make a big deal out of our crucified, resurrected, and reigning Lord Jesus!
We are thrilled to include people from every generation in our church family! Rather than separating people according to age groups, we encourage multi-generational friendships and ministry. Parents are welcome to keep their children with them during church services, so that they can worship together as a family. Many of our community groups are open to the whole family. Whether you are one day old or 99 years old, we love you and value you!
Our Sunday morning sermons are not only based on the Bible, but also saturated with the Bible. We preach the Bible exclusively, because the Bible is exclusively God’s Word. To preach the Bible most accurately and helpfully, we tend to preach verse-by-verse through one book of the Bible at a time. Preaching at Cedarhome is a time of worshiping Jesus together and exalting His great name!
We want to welcome and serve one another well, both on our church property and in our own homes. We desire to exemplify a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which people are loved, valued, and safe. We want to reach out to one another, to learn each other’s names, and to get to know each other over a beverage or meal.
When we work, we work. When we pray, God works. Prayer, or talking to God, is a gift God has given us to know him personally and to request his power to be unleashed in our lives and the world around us. Whether we’re gathered together for a worship service, or we’re having coffee with a friend, we want to cover our time in prayer for God’s glory and for our blessing.
Choosing to share a common life with other Christians is a vital part of following Jesus. We want every person at Cedarhome to know others and to be known by others. In addition to worshiping the Lord as a church family on Sunday mornings, we also strongly encourage people to attend a weekly community group, church-wide fellowship events, and to invest in discipleship relationships.
A disciple of Jesus is a person who has trusted in Jesus for eternal life and who is subsequently growing in a love for God and a love for others. The gospel guides the content of our discipleship, the form of our discipleship, and the attitude of our discipleship. We do not seek to grow in Christ in order to earn His approval; rather, we believe that Christ earned God’s approval for us on the cross, and we now desire to obey God, because we love Him.
Our Lord Jesus exemplifies what it means to serve others at great cost to oneself. As disciples of Jesus, we want to serve others as Jesus has served us. Whether we’re cleaning the church, teaching Sunday school, playing a musical instrument, volunteering in the local schools, or serving at the soup kitchen, it is a joyful privilege to use our time and energy to serve the Lord by serving others.
We want to see God glorified and people blessed. We want to make disciples of Jesus who make more disciples of Jesus. We want to make leaders who make more leaders. We want to make community groups that make more community groups. We want to reach our homes, neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces with the gospel of Jesus.
In Scripture, God institutes two primary leadership offices in the local church: elders and deacons (1 Timothy 2-3). The elders are the overseers or “shepherds” of the local church, and their duty is to know the flock, to feed the flock, to lead the flock, and to protect the flock in their care.