As disciples of Jesus, we choose to be intentionally changed by Jesus’ love, leadership, and lifestyle.

  • Galatians 4:19; Matthew 11:28-30

Changed by His Love
Being loved by Jesus is central to our identity. To dismiss this part of discipleship leads to being stingy toward God, others, and self.

Changed by His Leadership
To be a student of Jesus is to give Him full reign and authority over our minds and perception of reality. Ignoring His leadership leads to a stubborn heart and a stunted life.

Changed by His Lifestyle
The biggest deception in the modern church is the dismissal of effort in the Christian life. Failing to practice the lifestyle of Jesus leads to being stuck in frustration and hypocrisy.

The Christian life never makes sense in isolation. We were created in the image of the Triune God who exists in community. As followers of Jesus, we choose to do the hard work of dwelling together in groups, on Sundays, and as family.

  • Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:9-18

In Groups
We meet weekly to share a meal, pray together, discuss how God is moving in our lives, and engage in the practices together.

On Sundays
We gather weekly at Paloma to sing together, learn from the Scriptures, serve one another, and make space for God’s grace.

As Family
We are a community of spiritual fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters. We grow together toward growth and maturity. Like a healthy family, we honor those ahead of us and are hospitable to those behind us.

The church is at its best when it lives on mission. As a community, we seek the renewal of our local community by meeting spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational needs. As students of Jesus, we intentionally sacrifice our time, talents, and treasure for our neighborhood, our workplace, and our world.

  • Mark 2:17; Matthew 9:36-38

In Our Neighborhood
Jesus’ primary strategy to reach the lost was hospitality, and we seek to do the same. We don’t make demonstrations out of people; we make dinner for people.

In Our Workplace
We use our skill sets and passions to give people value and allow the gospel of Jesus Christ to give us our validation. We are contributors, not consumers.

Around the World
We pray, give, and go around the world to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). 10% of our budget is dedicated to missions.

As disciples of Jesus, we choose to be intentionally changed by Jesus’ love, leadership, and lifestyle (Gal. 4:19; Matt. 11:28-30).

Changed by His Love
Being loved by Jesus is central to our identity. To dismiss this part of discipleship leads to being stingy toward God, others, and self.

Changed by His Leadership
To be a student of Jesus is to give Him full reign and authority over our minds and perception of reality. Ignoring His leadership leads to a stubborn heart and a stunted life.

Changed by His Lifestyle
The biggest deception in the modern church is the dismissal of effort in the Christian life. Failing to practice the lifestyle of Jesus leads to being stuck in frustration and hypocrisy.

The Christian life never makes sense in isolation. We were created in the image of the Triune God who exists in community.

As followers of Jesus, we choose to do the hard work of dwelling together in groups, on Sundays, and as family (Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:9-18).

In Groups
We meet weekly to share a meal, pray together, discuss how God is moving in our lives, and engage in the practices together.

On Sundays
We gather weekly at Paloma to sing together, learn from the Scriptures, serve one another, and make space for God’s grace.

As Family
We are a community of spiritual fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters. We grow together toward growth and maturity. Like a healthy family, we honor those ahead of us and are hospitable to those behind us.

The church is at its best when it lives on mission. As a community, we seek the renewal of our local community by meeting spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational needs.

As students of Jesus, we intentionally sacrifice our time, talents, and treasure for our neighborhood, our workplace, and our world (Mk. 2:17; Matt. 9:36-38).

In Our Neighborhood
Jesus’ primary strategy to reach the lost was hospitality, and we seek to do the same. We don’t make demonstrations out of people; we make dinner for people.

In Our Workplace
We use our skill sets and passions to give people value and allow the gospel of Jesus Christ to give us our validation. We are contributors, not consumers.

Around the World
We pray, give, and go around the world to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). 10% of our budget is dedicated to missions.

Core Values

Embracing Vulnerability and Honesty

We firmly believe that we cannot fulfill our purpose according to God’s calling if we choose to deceive and play games with one another. Whether it’s in our worship services, small communities, serving teams, or homes, we value the ability to openly share our faults and weaknesses without pretense.

This genuine transparency is what authenticity is all about, and it aligns with the teachings of Philippians 3:17.

A Foundation for Life Transformation

Paloma is a diverse congregation, welcoming individuals at various stages of their spiritual journey. From those exploring the existence of God to those who prioritize following Christ, we understand the Bible’s compelling message of radical life change. We acknowledge that not everyone may believe or be familiar with the Bible, but we assume everyone who enters our doors is willing to explore it. As a church, we firmly believe that the Bible represents God’s inerrant truth and serves as the bedrock for everything we do.

This value aligns with the teachings of 2 Timothy 3:16.

Bridging Ancient Wisdom with Contemporary Life

At Paloma, we aim to bridge the gap between individuals seeking to understand God’s love and truth. While the Bible was written in a different time and culture, its message remains unchanged. However, living in the 21st century requires us to work diligently in connecting this timeless message to our modern lives. Jesus himself employed culturally relevant language and daily life experiences to effectively communicate truth. By practicing “culturally current communication,” we strive to achieve the same impact.

This value aligns with the wisdom shared in Ecclesiastes 12:10.

Authentic Community and Meaningful Relationships

We do not aim to be a gathering of disconnected individuals who attend inspiring services without forging deep, meaningful relationships. Instead, we actively pursue growth by truly “doing life together.” As one’s relationship with God flourishes, so do their connections with fellow believers. This growth extends beyond our worship services into authentic relationships formed through our Groups, both in-person and virtually, as well as through serving opportunities. Genuine community involves knowing and being known, loving and being loved, celebrating and being celebrated, and serving and being served.

This value is in line with the teachings of Hebrews 10:24-25.

Striving for Our Best

Our pursuit of excellence does not revolve around unattainable perfection. Rather, it is about wholeheartedly offering our best efforts to honor God’s work and live an abundant life. Whether it’s our communication, music, nursery care, or facility management, we aim to reflect excellence in everything we do as a testament to our commitment to Christ.

This value aligns with the teachings found in Malachi 1.

Multiplying God’s Kingdom

Multiplication embodies recognizing the divine creation within us and actively multiplying it in the name of God. Paloma aspires to be a community where Christ-followers duplicate more Christ-followers, leaders duplicate more leaders, and churches duplicate other churches.

This value aligns perfectly with the Great Commission shared in Matthew 28:19-20.

Moving Closer to Christlikeness

While we don’t expect every person who enters Paloma to be an ardent Christ-follower initially, we have an expectation that every individual who becomes part of our community will experience growth. We desire for each person to continually progress towards reflecting the complete image of Christ in all areas of life. Paloma is a safe space for everyone, though this doesn’t necessarily imply comfort. At times, personal growth requires stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing challenging answers.

This value aligns with the teachings of Colossians 1:10.