What We Believe

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Our mission is accomplished through keeping focus on what the Word says in:

1.  Worship as Priority (Ps 5:7-8, 11-12; 22:3; 34:1-3; 100:4; Rom. 12:1; Heb. 13:15) The worship of God is our primary ministry, pursued with biblically motivated zeal and offered in reverence with humility, childlikeness and joyfulness.

2.  God’s Word as Authority (Dt. 4:2; Ps. 19:7; Prv. 30:6; Mt. 5:18; Rom. 7:12; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pt. 1:21; Heb. 4:12; Jas. 1:22-25; Rev. 22:18-19) The Word of God is our final authority and source of life-guidance, calling us to a faith-filled, obedient, godly life-style.

3.  God’s Love Bringing Wholeness (Ex. 15:25-26, 23:25; Ps. 34:19, 103:2-3; Is. 53:3; Mal. 4:2; Rom. 8:1-2; Eph. 2:14, 2 Tim. 1:7; Jas. 5:13-16) A Holy Spirit-begotten climate of God’s love is that atmosphere which most readily begets living hope, fosters true health and produces practical holiness, as Jesus’ Cross points us to a path of discipleship and a life free of condemnation, at rest in God’s peace.

4.  Ministry to the Family (Gen. 2:24; Ps. 139; Matt. 19: 4-5; Mk. 10:6-9; Rom. 1:18-32; 1 Cor. 7:2; Eph. 5) The biblically modeled family is God’s foundational social and governmental unit and is to be nourished, served and preserved as such. Fundamental to this value is the sanctity of marriage, biblical sexuality and human life.

5.  Racial harmony in God’s Kingdom (1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27-29; Eph. 2:11-22; Col. 3:10-11) Under God our Creator, ethnic diversity is respected; and under Christ our Redeemer, all humanity is invited to answer the Bible’s call to the values and virtues of the Kingdom of God.

6.  Unity of Christ’s Body (Gen./ 13:8; Ps. 133:1; 1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4:1-6; Col. 3:12-14; Heb. 13:1) The unity of the Church – Christ’s global, many-faceted Body – is to be earnestly sought and unselfishly served, that this value for which Jesus prayed may find its answer in our attitudes and commitments.

7.  Constant Prayer unto Fruitfulness (Ps. 55:16-17; Lk. 18:1; Eph. 6:18; I Thess. 5:17; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Jas. 5:16-18) Steadfast prayer and faithful intercession allow us to enter a partnership with God Almighty, and they are the foundational means of personal and corporate fruitfulness is life, service and ministry.

8.  Evangelism and Service (Is. 43:12, 44:8, 52:7; Matt. 28:20; Mk. 16:15; Acts 1:8, 22:15; Rom. 10:14-17; 2 Tim. 4:2; 1 Pet. 3:15; Rev. 12:11) The ministry of the Church is to be conveyed through the means of maturing believers at every age level, social status and marital state: enabled for empowered witness and equipped in the Word for faithful service.

9.  Commitment to Spiritual Warfare (Jud. 5:20; Jer. 1:10; Mt. 11:12; Jn. 14; 2 Cor. 6:7, 10:3-6; Eph. 6:10-18; I Tim. 1:18) The reality of the invisible realm of spiritual conflict demands biblical confrontation through prayer and ministry with discernment and love; that the triumph of Calvary is not minimized, but applied by such means.

10.  A Spirit of Giving and Stewardship   (Gen. 28:22; Lev. 27:30; Deut. 15:10; Ps. 15; Prv. 3:9-10, 23, 11:25; Mal. 3:8-12; 2 Cor. 9:6-12) To live is to give – in tithes, offerings, and all life’s resources. We steward what we have been given of time, gifts, and finances, seeing these as being from God’s hand, yet as ours to obediently distribute.

11.  Commitment to Sound Doctrine (Rom. 6:17; I Tim. 6:3-6; 2 Tim. 1:13; Tit. 1:9, 13-14, 2:1) A commitment to an accountable, biblically balanced position regarding evangelical cardinal doctrines.