Core_Title.png

Community

We believe that church should be a safe, sharing, hope-filled community whose members are well trained to serve others, particularly those who are hurting. We will always value people higher than programs, land or buildings (Matthew 11:28-30; Acts 2:44-47; Romans 15:13; Ephesians 4:3).

Excellence

Since God gave his very best—Jesus, our Savior—we too will maintain the highest standards of excellence in all that we do for his glory (1 Peter 1:19; Colossians 3:17, 23-24; Luke 16:10).

Grace

We are motivated to serve our gracious God from hearts of love and gratitude rather than guilt and fear (Romans 6:14; Ephesians 2:8-9; 3:17-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 2 Timothy 1:7).

Harmony

We believe that God does not value one gender, ethnicity or social class above another, and we will seek to worship and live in peace together with all people (Galatians 3:28; 1 Samuel 16:7; James 2:1-9; Ephesians 3:6; Romans 12:16a).

Instruction

We believe that practical, biblical teaching and preaching will produce a mature and healthy church as people actively respond in obedience. We want to know the deep things of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Corinthians 2:10).

Missions

We will support worldwide missions with our prayers, encouragement and financial help, and we will seek to send out short-term and career missionaries to the harvest fields (Matthew 9:36-38; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 13:1-3).

Outreach

All lost people matter to God and we will persistently pursue them with the gospel in a spirit of respect and unconditional love. We will not seek to take away members from existing, Bible-believing churches (Luke 19:10; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 2:4b).

Prayer

Believing that God answers prayer, we will rely on personal and group prayer in the planning and execution of all church ministries, and we will pray regularly for the salvation of the lost and the spiritual growth of believers (Matthew 7:7-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6-7).

Relevance

We will evaluate our ministries regularly in order to remain culturally relevant and in order to maximize ministry efficiency and effectiveness, yet we will never compromise our doctrine (1 Chronicles 12:32; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

Reproduction

We will seek to reproduce ourselves by encouraging and supporting the development of new churches whether near or far (Mark 1:38; Acts 1:8).

Service

We believe that all members possess God-given passions, talents and spiritual gifts and that each should be actively involved in the service of the church for the benefit of all (1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 12:4-8).

Stewardship

We believe that everything we are and have, including our talents, time and treasures, are given to us by God and that we are to invest them for his kingdom and glory. Regarding tithes and offerings, we are committed to give regularly, cheerfully and generously according to our ability in response to God’s grace in giving us his Son (1 Chronicles 29:11- 16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 16:1-2; 1 Peter 4:10-11; 2 Corinthians 8:3, 7-9, 12; 9:7-11).

Worship

We believe that our worship should be directed at God. It is not a stage performance or a form of entertainment, but rather an act of personal sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2; John 4:23- 24).