We are a community of Christ loving people under the authority of Holy Scripture. Connection to one another in a real and personal way is a vitally important part of our church. Therefore, we strive to be together far beyond Sunday morning services. We gather to conform our lives to the word and strengthen one another with the various gifts that God has supplied. We gather to laugh and enjoy telling stories. We gather to comfort one another during suffering. We gather to carry one another's burdens. We gather to love one another.
But ultimately what defines us is our love and enjoyment of God himself. All that we are as a community is held together by our communing with him. Our God is near us as we are near to one another. He is our treasure in the field and our pearl of great price (Matthew 13.44-46). Christ binds us together.