CORE VALUES

Seven fundamental principles are essential to our fellowship and ministry.

 

1) Discipleship-Developing believers in their quest to be like Jesus through intentional discipleship practices and one-on-one mentoring. (Hebrews 6:1) 
 
2) Worship-Celebrating God’s presence and honoring Him with our lifestyle. (Romans 12:1)
 
3) Mission-Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don’t yet have a personal relationship with Him. (Acts 1:8)
 
4) Ministry/Service-Meeting needs with love. (Romans 13:8-10)
 
5) Fellowship-Knowing, caring for, holding accountable and encouraging each other in our spiritual journey. (Ephesians 2:19)
 
6) Leadership-Leading with integrity, humility, and servant-hood and accepting appropriate accountability with other followers of Jesus. (Mark 10:42-45)
 
7) Unity-Welcoming those who are committed to the Bible as our standard for all belief, instruction, practice and policy.       (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 
1) We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
 
2) We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
3) We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His teachings, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
 
4) We believe salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
 
5) We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
 
6) We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
 
7) We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment and separation from God.
 
8) We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
 

PRACTICE

True Christianity is a way of life–a character to be developed and and a manner of conduct to be maintained. We seek to persuade others to choose Christ and to serve Him as Savior and Lord. We endeavor to carry the gospel to everyone. We teach a personal relationship to Jesus Christ in which Bible study, prayer, witness and good works in Christ’s name are encouraged.

Our worship and instruction in congregational services includes teaching and preaching the Word of God.  We practice two ordinances–baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe in financing God’s work through the voluntary giving of Christian people.