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Our Values


We are passionately committed to:

Jesus Christ

“Follow me …” Jesus said it many times during his earthly ministry, asking His disciples (and us) to “take up your cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) We wholeheartedly embrace the great commission for us to “go and make disciples … teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20) Discipleship is at the heart of our ministries and we are actively engaged in helping our people become more and more like Jesus Christ.

Prayer

“…be filled with the Spirit … Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power …” “Put on the full armor of God… And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests …” (Eph. 5:18-21; 6:10-18). We recognize that it is only the presence and power of the Holy Spirit which enables us to live obedient, transformed lives. The prayer lives of our congregation reflect a deep dependence upon God. Experiencing God and following Him are hallmarks of our ministries.

Being Evangelistically Bold

“…Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation..” (Mark 16:15) We are driven to reach our neighborhoods, our nation and our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of racial, economic or political barriers. The budgets, programs and leaders of our local church reflect a high commitment to outreach and evangelism locally and worldwide. Significant numerical growth through evangelism is an expected outcome of this commitment.

Being Biblically Measured

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful …so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16) We are committed to a proclamation of God’s Word which is clear, biblically sound and communicated in a relevant and practical way. The end result of our proclamation is people who are eager to please God by applying His Word to every area of life. We have the truth of the Word of God at the center of every ministry and at the heart of everything we do and our people have an increasing understanding of a Biblical world view.

Being Morally Pure

“…not even a hint of sexual immorality, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people…” (Eph. 5:3) Jesus prayed that His disciples (including us) would be “in the world, but not of the world.” (John 17) In a world and society that increasingly bombards us with sexual images and of declining morals, we will teach our people, and hold each other accountable, to live holy lives. God says we are to be“…holy, because I am holy!” (1 Pet. 1:16)

Being Family Centered

“ …a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24) God designed the family, beginning with the first man and woman. It is His design that a “family” be one man, one woman, and if God provides, their children (either by birth or adoption). We will uphold God’s view of marriage and the family. And we will do all that is possible to encourage and support the family, designing our ministries to augment and not take away from the family.

Being Financially Faithful

“Command … not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth … but to put their hope in God…. Command them to do good … and to be generous and willing to share…” (1 Tim. 6:17-19) Our church must be financially strong through ongoing stewardship education and the challenging of our congregation to make sacrificial investments in eternity through regular and special gifts. Our pastors must address the issue of money and possessions in a biblical, relevant and practical way.

Being Socially Responsible

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” (Eph. 6:7) “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2) Our people will be actively engaged in the culture, involved in our community activities, and participating in our government, particularly through the right and responsibility of voting. We do this, not to become “culturized”, but rather to be salt and light. “… let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)


Statement of Faith


God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.