We produce passionate followers of Jesus who live supernatural lifestyles.
Core Values of HSSM:
Pursuing God’s Presence
There is nothing more important than experiencing the presence of God in our everyday lives. Developing the ability to host His presence, to love Him above all things and to respond to His intimate communications with us is at the very core of our existence as a follower of Jesus. At HSSM we celebrate this lifestyle as the focus of everything we do. We truly believe that apart from Him we can do nothing. He is our Emmanuel: God with us. He is the Chief Cornerstone of all.
Transformed by His Word and Spirit
At HSSM we embrace the transforming power of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. These two are not opposed to each other. On the contrary, they are perfect compliments to one another. The Holy Spirit breathes upon the Word, the Word creates tracks for the Spirit to move. This combination releases God's truth which produces the very freedom in our lives the world longs for. As we embrace the Word and Spirit we truly see the heavens touching the earth.
Life Lived in Community
God created us to live in relationship with one another. He designed us to be inter-dependent to each other. It is in community that we grow and mature our faith, hope and love as we interact with the diversity of God’s people in a continual basis. A single individual never carries the full picture of the wisdom and heart of God. As living stones, God builds us together to establish a witness of true, loving families in our communities. This love for one another is the very witness of Jesus to the world.
The Local Church is the Hope of the World
The Church is the hope of the world. Jesus said He would build His Church and the gates of hell would not be able to stand against her. We value and affirm the importance of the local congregation in the lives of individual Christians. It is here where we endeavor to train and equip believers to know their God, grow strong and do mighty exploits in His name. It is the primary vehicle to share the love and power of Christ to those around us. The heart, will and love of God expressed through the church family is truly the light of the world.
God’s Fatherhood Creates Identity
God created mankind in His image and likeness. Our identity flows from Him. Every family derives their name from Him. He alone is able to affirm the true identity of each person. We believe that God has been thinking about each one of us alive today from eternity past. He loves us and He uses the diversity of our personalities to showcase His beautiful attributes and stunning nature. These attributes reflect His multi-faceted glory upon the earth. The knowledge of this glory, these majestic saints, will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea. We are His sons and daughters and God makes no mistakes!
Unique and Individual Purpose and Destiny
Before we were in our mother's womb God knew us. Just like the prophet Jeremiah, He separated us for a specific purpose. We are His "works of art." We recognize that God not only gives us identity as individuals, but He also gives us purpose. God created us with certain qualities to be able to fulfill our divine purpose and destiny. He has plans for us to give us a hope and a future. When we focus our lives on Him, His Spirit leads us through our love and obedience into discovering the very reason He chose for us to be alive today.
Ministry Modeled After Jesus
Jesus is our model for life and ministry. He taught us how to have an unbroken relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He called us to move and live in signs, wonders and miracles. He continues to be a miracle-working God through us. We recognize that, as His body here on earth, we are His hands and feet. The same works He did and even greater we should also do. This creates a joyful expectation of a supernatural life that empowers us to live humble, holy, hungry and happy lives as we complete depend on Him. As He is in this world, so are we.
Extending the Kingdom
The Kingdom of God is ever-increasing, eternal and most powerful. Jesus told to seek His Kingdom first and everything else would be added unto us. As people come into the Kingdom they begin to see that God desires for His created order to come into line with His divine designs. We believe that the supernatural works of God are not just for our experience as believers, but they are also a witness of the furtherance of His influence as people encounter His love and power through our involvement in every facet of life. We live to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Holiness and Purity
Without holiness no one will see God. The pure of heart are promised that they will see Him. Holiness is beautiful. It is the essence of God. His grace empowers us to live a life of freedom from our old nature of sin while enabling us to live in the fulness of what Jesus has done for us at the cross. Our new nature enables us to live as new creations in Him. We are free from sin and alive unto God. Holiness is a joy-filled journey of love that changes us from our old man into our new.
Celebrating One Another
God loves His created beings and He desires to express His affections through them. He values each person not for what they do, but because who they are. Jesus loved and died for all. We are to treat and give everyone this level of value. We are to honor and treat one another with love and respect, celebrating with those that celebrate and mourning with those that mourn. We treat people according to what God has called them to be, not according to their weaknesses and past behavior. We celebrate every step anyone takes that leads them into a closer relationship with Jesus.