Anchor of Hope Community Church in Stanwood, Washington
  • We Value Intimacy With God
    We were created to know Him and to reverence and love Him and enjoy Him forever. We Therefore practice the spiritual disciplines that bring us into the presence of God.
    • "As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God...": (Psalm 42:1,2)
    • "Jesus replied. . .the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life" (John 4:14)
  • We Value Application of God's Word
    We endeavor to make God's Word relevant so that the Holy Spirit can apply its truth to the consciences in such a way that enables Christians and pre-Christians to respond to the Good News of the life that is in Christ.
    • "Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on the solid rock" (Matthew 7:24)
    • "And remember it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don't obey, you are only fooling yourself" (James 1:22)
  • We Value People
    People are important to God; He created us and redeemed us. Jesus lived and died for us. He puts great value on each individual. Therefore, people are important to Anchor of Hope. As a result we seek to build genuine relationships with all kinds and variety of pre-Christians which consummate with their becoming disciples of Christ.
    • "We have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them...What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to Him" (II Cor. 5:16-18)
  • We Value The Abilities God Gives His People
    • "God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well" (Rom. 12:6)
    • "God has given gifts to each of you from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you" (I Pet. 4:10)
  • We Value Authenticity
    • "We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have been honest and sincere in all our dealings. We have depended on God's grace, not on our own earthly wisdom. That is how we have acted toward everyone, and especially toward you." (I Cor 1:12)
  • We Value Service
    With God there are no little people, no small places, and no menial tasks.
    • "Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant...For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many" (Mat. 20:26,29).
    • "...David served his generation according to the will of God..." (Acts 13:36).
    • "For you...have been called to live in freedom---not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve on another in love (Gal. 5:13).
  • We Value Teamwork
    • "Now all of you together are Christ's body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it" (I Cor 12:27)
    • "Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor (Eccle. 4:9)
    • "We are all parts of His one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others." (Romans 12:5)
  • We Value Excellence
    • "Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else" (Gal 6:4)
    • "But there is going to come a time of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone's work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value (I Cor 3:13)
  • We Value Communicating Good News to Contemporary Culture
    • "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere" (Mark 16:15)
    • "So Paul, standing before the council (in the middle of Mars Hill) addressed them. . .When they heard Paul speak of the resurrection of a person who had been dead, some laughed, but others said, 'We want to hear more about this later'. . .Some joined him and became believers (Acts 17:22,32,34).
    • "When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language" (Acts 2:6)