We believe that love is the redeeming activity. Yes, yes, of course, Jesus Christ and what he accomplished in life, through death and the resurrection is the redeeming activity. But another way of saying that is love redeems (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1 John 3:16, 4:7-10). And it is to this type of love--the laying down of one's life; the sacrificial and servant minded love--that we are called to pour out to God and to others with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. If you could sum up everything we do and everything we are, love may not be a bad word for it (John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 14:1, 16:14; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Timothy 1:5).
Deepening our love for God which we than learn to pour out onto our neighbors and see ourselves through is the foundation for our other values. In many ways, growing relationally and living generously are simply love in action.