God is good
God describes Himself as a loving heavenly Father, extravagantly gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Through His message, ministry, and sacrifice, Jesus perfectly reveals the nature of God as a good Father.
Family at STSM is loving God and being loved by God. He is our heavenly Father and we are His favored sons and daughters. Our passion is to know and love our Heavenly Father and to become His children.
God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Through grace we joyfully experience the astounding, undeserved love of God and His power to transform us. His transforming love and power are inseparable, enabling us to overcome and creating in us a new identity in Jesus.
Honor recognizes and affirms that every person is valuable and celebrates the best in people. We respond to people based on their God-given identity and honor in our hearts, not their behavior or self- definition. Honor is demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action and directly affects our ability to receive from others.
His presence is our highest priority. Christ’s first command is our highest call - to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
The goal of Scripture is to bring us into a relationship with the Author and transform us into His likeness. As God encounters us in His Word, faith is released into our lives. Studying God‘s truth empowers us to believe in who He is, who we are, and how He wants us to live.
Generosity is a wholehearted response to a good Father. He empowers us to give our time, talent, and treasure to advance His Kingdom.
As we behold Him, we are moved to worship with joyous passion. Purposefully cultivating a hunger for God’s manifest presence reveals His delight in us and that He has always desired to be with us. We carry His presence for the sake of the world.
Jesus promised signs and wonders would follow believers and they would do even greater works than He did. We owe the world an opportunity to experience the power of God and an invitation to salvation because Jesus sent us into the world with the power of the Holy Spirit.