OUR CORE VALUES

LIFESTYLE OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER

We believe that worship is much more than music and singing, but rather a lifestyle that we live. Worship is more than singing, or going to church, or praying with your eyes closed. We can worship God when we’re conscious of Him in the everyday details of life. Worship is a demonstration of our humility and consciousness of God. We also believe that we as believers are to "pray without ceasing" and to be in constant communication with the Father. Prayer at Overflow is viewed as a first response and not a last resort.

LIVING GRACE

We believe that God has demonstrated His grace by fully and permanently accepting us through Jesus Christ and His finished work upon the cross. We receive this grace by accepting His undeserved love, unconditional acceptance and complete forgiveness. We delight in extending this grace in respectful and responsive ways to lost and broken people in our community regardless of their hurts, habits or hang-ups. We believe that people are more important than programs and relationships are more important than rules. Our goal is to meet people where they are and encourage them to take the next step toward a growing relationship with Christ.

BIBLICAL TRUTH

As mentioned above in the Beliefs section, We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word of God for the Christian faith and living. Because of this, we also understand that the Bible is timeless, never out-of-date, and is timely.

MISSIONAL LIVING

We realize that we are all sent people on missions, just as Jesus was sent by the Father to save the world. We believe that all people matter to God, so we are committed to sharing His love and grace with others here in Houston and around the world. We engage people God has brought into our lives in real and meaningful relationships. We do not merely wait for others to come to us, but actively meet them wherever they are in order to win them to Christ. We first demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to people and are then ready with an answer for the hope that is within us, encouraging them to take the next step toward a relationship with Him.

LEAVE A LEGACY

An understanding that life is short and will come to an end urges Overflow to equip, train, and develop a community of believers who are themselves able to equip, train, and develop their own believers. We believe that the Great Commission is a real one and commissioned for each and every believer.