Core Values

KHC Mission Statement

Love God, Love People, Make Disciples

We exist to bring glory to God by loving God supremely, loving people unconditionally, and making passionate disciples of Jesus in the South Bay and beyond.

KHC Core Values

Core values bring clarity to the things that matter most at KHC.

PROCLAIMING the good news of reconciliation with God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit to all people.

The ultimate good news is found in the gospel, which is based solely on what God has done for us, not what we do for God. God has reconciled us to Himself through the sacrificial love of Jesus that was accomplished by His death and confirmed by His resurrection. We never outgrow our need for the gospel because it not only saves us but also sanctifies us through the active presence and power of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, KHC is “gospel-centered” in our focus, seeking to identify and proclaim the good news of the gospel in all our teaching and preaching of God’s word. Additionally, we seek to equip every believer to share the good news of the gospel with others in timely and effective ways. We also seek to train and release people into vocational ministry both locally and globally.

Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 16:15; Luke 10:1-12, 24:46-47; John 3:16, 20:21; Acts 1:8, 28:28; Romans 10:15; Colossians 1:23-29; Ephesians 4:11-16

CULTIVATING a passionate relationship with God by glorifying God, enjoying God, and treasuring Jesus Christ above all else.  

That we were created to enjoy God now and for all eternity is a life-altering discovery. We enjoy God through accurately and intimately knowing God in both private and public settings. Privately, we seek to know and enjoy God through personal devotion, reflection, prayer, and study. Publically, we seek to know and enjoy God in weekend worship services where we encounter God afresh in profound and participative ways that enrich our souls through worship—which includes singing, prayer, giving tithes and offerings to God, reading, teaching, proclaiming the Bible, celebrating the Lord’s Supper and baptism--and being refreshed by the gospel’s redeeming grace.

Psalm 37:4, 73:25; Nehemiah 8:10; Romans 5:5; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 10:25, 12:2; 1 John 1:3-4  

BUILDING a strong church family that meets consistently in various small group settings to “do life” with one other.

The gospel saves us into God’s family and KHC is one expression of God’s global family. As the gospel changes our heart, identity, and motivation we will relinquish our tendency to isolate ourselves in order to pursue a deep and authentic sharing of our lives through meeting together in small (and mid-sized) group settings to laugh and cry together, pray together, study the Bible together, eat together, and serve together. As we grow in gospel grace (discipleship) we will learn to trust God and one another in new ways, becoming quick to repent, forgive, and reconcile. Whenever possible, we desire to do things through organic community and lay ministry.

Psalm 133:1; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32; Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:3, 16; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 3:8

SERVING the poor, lost, sick, broken-hearted, and marginalized in the South Bay and beyond with active help, love, and care.

Serving is one of the most biblical of values. The Bible records God continually reaching out to and pursuing a broken and fragmented humanity. Ultimately, God sent us His Son, Jesus, to restore and reconcile us to Himself. When our heart is awakened to this new reality, we are compelled to share our time, energy, and resources with others in grateful response to God’s persistent mercy and compassion. At KHC we have a rich history of reaching out beyond ourselves, to meet the needs of the weak, defenseless and marginalized.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8; Psalm 18:16, 23:6, 139; Matthew 5:14-16, 25:40; Luke 4:18-19, 14:13; Galatians 4:4-7; Philippians 2:3; 1 John 4:19