Our core values don’t communicate everything we believe, but they do explain our guiding convictions, those things which inform much of what we do.
The central explanatory event of the Bible is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as God’s work to deal with our sin, bring us into a loving relationship with Himself, secure for us an eternal home in a New Creation, and ultimately to bring glory to Himself.
Keeping God and the gospel of Jesus central protects us from the man-centered tendencies of mere morality, outward religious observances, or spiritual experiences.
Though we live in the most individualized society in the world, the Bible is clear that God calls believers to push against this and be in continual and close fellowship with other believers.
God ordains these local, committed congregations to be a primary means of our maturity in the faith, of our endurance and encouragement, and of evangelism.
God saves people, in part, so that they can then proclaim his gospel and glory to others. Our primary mission field as a church is the Stanwood-Camano community. Our aim is to engage this community with the sacrificial love of Jesus and the saving truth of the gospel.
As Jesus took the initiative to leave the comforts of heaven to come to earth and give himself for us, we want to go out into this community rather than wait for it to come to us.
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Col. 2:6-7
- We chose the name Roots Church because:
- We believe that our lives and ministries should be deeply rooted in and motivated by what God has done for us in Christ.
- We believe that there is a never-ending depth to God and it is good to continually dig deeper into our knowledge of him, a knowledge that informs our minds, hearts, and actions.
- The Stanwood-Camano community is a place where many choose to put down roots. Many people either purchase their first home or build their dream home in this area. And they often stay for decades. We, too, want to be rooted here as a church.