We are for the story of God, for the city of LA.
WE VALUE THE GOSPEL AT THE CENTER
The Gospel is not just something we teach or something we learn. It is the totality of the story of God and the reason we do everything we do.
WE VALUE THE RADICAL GRACE OF JESUS FOR ALL PEOPLE
Central to our ministry is the fact that people matter to God. No one is too bad, too mad, or too far from God to matter to Him. We value all people, regardless of background, messes, and successes. We will do everything we can to help people meet Jesus and we will never stop doing it.
WE OWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Wherever a believer lives, there should be a tangible, visible, Jesus presence. We serve the communities that sustain us. We will own the neighborhood through creative, daily, and strategic intentionality & generosity in everyday life.
WE ALWAYS DEVELOP PEOPLE'S POTENTIAL
Jesus drives the church that is fueled by leaders. The job of Story City staff is to develop leaders who serve the body of Christ in our community. In doing so, Story City partners own the cause, we don’t rent it.
WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
Because the believing life is not a solo flight but a community journey, we are intentional about building community. The New Testament is filled with records of a community who shares life together. Community Groups are not part of our strategy, they are our strategy.
WE RESIST PREDICTABILITY THROUGH CREATIVITY, EXCELLENCE, AND CHANGE
We are indeed storytellers of the greatest story of all. The worst we could offer a story culture is predictability. Creativity, excellence, and change help us deliver a timeless message in a timely manner.
WE ARE FEARLESS IN THE FIGHT
We desire to be participants in the movement of a masterpiece. Risk fuels our faith in the journey. As we are always moving forward in the storyline of God, we will act boldly and confidently towards the direction and vision God has given us.