what's important to retro?

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core values

Missional Mandate


The essence of Christ is incarnate. We choose to be WITH our city. We are called not just to be a praying church, but one that is an answer to prayers through meeting the needs of our community.




Relatable Approach


The gospel is good news for all. We choose to present this good news in a relatable, relevant way that is applicable to the lives of those who join us. We are pulling up chairs into each other’s lives; there is no room for pedestals.




Value People


The sacrifice of Jesus secured the value of humanity. We choose to be a church that affirms value into all generations, cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses. Everyone matters, every time.




Build Community


Our Imago Dei identity calls for family. We choose to be a church where community is cultivated through fostering organic relationships. We statistically live in the loneliest generation on record. Our call to togetherness demands that no one is alone on their journey.




Equip Leaders


Five fold leadership exists to equip the saints for the work of ministry. We choose to be a church that multiplies leaders through training and focused mentoring. We are called to raise and release voices of the kingdom into Long Island.




Dream Big


The new Covenant calls us to greater things. We choose to be a church that believes God can do all things, even those that we cannot yet conceive. Our vision will never submit to our circumstance. We will be a house where big dreams destroy apathy.