Vision, Values and Beliefs

Vision, Values and Beliefs

Our Heart

God pours in, we pour out.

 Our Vision

Overflowing southwest Michigan with the love of Jesus.

 Our Mission

Overflow exists to reach the un-churched and de-churched in our world, journeying together as we learn how to passionately follow Jesus and joyfully serve others.

 Our Beliefs

Our beliefs express what we hold as foundational to our faith – the essential understanding of our faith, recognizing our need to surrender our lives to Christ, and aligning our lives with Truth in Scripture.

Overflow is a member of the Wesleyan Denomination and we believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe He is the Savior of every person who puts his/her faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who receive new life in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit. We believe in the Bible and seek to establish our faith and actions on its teaching. We believe God wants people everywhere to know Him and that the purpose of the Church is to tell the world about Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds. Overflow Church ascribes to the Wesleyan statement of Beliefs.

OVERFLOW’S VALUES

Our values are central to the way we express our beliefs – our collective and living response to what we believe. These values are the demonstration, the “overflow”, of who we are and who we’re becoming as we live out God’s call on our individual and collective lives as a church.

  1. DIVERSITY: God loves all people.
    All people are created and valued by God and need to be 
restored to a proper relationship with Jesus Christ.
    Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; John 3:16
  2. CREATIVITY: The message doesn’t change, but the methods may.
    God is the ultimate artist and creativity and innovation in relating to our world can be inspired by Him.
    Genesis 1; Acts 17; Ephesians 2:10
  3. LIFE CHANGE: We celebrate every story and step forward in following Jesus.
    We believe that life change and true discipleship occurs through anointed Bible teaching, worship, small groups, serving others with Christ’s love, and the overflowing activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
    2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 6:12-13; Romans 12:1; Matthew 25:40; John 3:6; Romans 15:13
  4. AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY: We are a hospital for real people, not a museum.
    To be known by our overflowing love means to live authentically, serve radically, and wholeheartedly welcome all people.
    John 13:1-13, 34-35; Romans 12:9-21; Acts 2:40-47
  5. LEADERSHIP: We are all leaders that can learn to leverage our lives. 
    All people have been gifted spiritually and can learn to serve, lead, and fulfill Christ’s purpose for their lives.
    1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 2:10
  6. DISCIPLESHIP: We journey together learning to passionately follow Jesus.
    The Church exists for mission. Simplicity in church life leads to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, in word and action, and the multiplication of disciples.
    Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 22:37-38
  7. INTEGRITY: Whatever we do, we do it for an audience of one.
    The pursuit of personal and corporate integrity and excellence honors God and inspires people.
    Colossians 3:17-25; Malachi 1:6-14; Proverbs 27:17