1. We are Married to the Message
This distinctive means that Jesus is more important than my preferences. We want to be people who are the first to serve and the first to sacrifice because Christ has already extravagantly served us. Leaders at Vox are not those with nice resumes or elite social status, but rather those who are willing to get their hands dirty, roll up their sleeves, and give their lives. No job is beneath us. No truth should be taught and not practiced by our leaders. We are married to this message.
2. We are Contenders
We live in the tension of the now and not yet. When it comes to miracles, we expect them to happen and we pray for them to come. If things don’t go the way we expect, we trust the good plan of God above what we can see. Our attitude towards prayer is not passive. We believe God has given us the weapon of prayer to see his goodness manifest in our time.
3. We are Pioneers
Vox Church is a risk-taking church. We always seek to move with wisdom and good counsel, but we also seek to live on the cutting edge of what God is doing. We are not a play-it-safe community. Time is short and people need Jesus.
4. We are Students of Culture
To make a difference we must know the language that culture speaks. Vox Church seeks to be relevant in our presentation of God’s timeless truth, presenting this truth in a way that grabs the attention of a spiritually hungry world.
5. Our Relationships Build Muscle
Rather than squirming away from confrontation and difficult conversations we humbly lean into them, knowing that honesty, humility and courage, create relationships that last a lifetime. We deal with conflict quickly and we don’t gossip. We never give up on one another.
6. We Thrive in Cultural Centers
We go where people gather. As the world moves into the city, we strategically focus where the impact can be greatest. We are committed to being a church that represents the diversity of our cities.
7. We Enjoy the Ride
We take God and his mission very seriously but we try not to take ourselves too seriously. As God works miracles in our church, we pause to celebrate along the way, and we seek to create healthy life-rhythms to sustain whole-hearted devotion to Christ.