As a people united in and committed to the person and work of Jesus, the following statement of Core Values seeks to clarify what we value in the life and ministry of our church body. The intent is not to include everything we believe, but to define the driving values that motivate and steer our ministry. It is our understanding of the Gospel that drives our core values.
G O S P E L
G– Gospel is the proclamation of the Death of Jesus for our sins, His burial and Resurrection. It is this message that transforms lives by bringing them into a relationship with God and provides them the power to live the Christian life.
O – Outreach – we believe that we are commanded to take the message of Jesus to those who do not yet know Him. That starts here in our community and spreads to the whole world.
S – Service – We believe the God has shaped, called, and gifted every Christian to be a ministering servant of Jesus. We believe that church leaders are called to equip and mobilize believers to ministry, not to do ministry for them. We believe that Christian maturity develops proportionately to one’s willingness to serve and be used by the Lord to Minister to His Body.
P – Prayer– We believe that prayer and intercession are vital to effective and dynamic ministry and that it must pervade every aspect of the life and ministry of the Body of Christ.
E- Exalt – We believe that exalting the person and work of God in authentic worship is one of the greatest joys and highest purposes of mankind. As we join together for worship it is a time to celebrate and express our hearts to God through a wide variety of talents He has given. We believe it is to focus our hearts on God in its presentation, it is to exalt the person and work of Jesus and must be Biblically accurate in its content.
L- Learning – We believe the Bible is the foundation of Christian thinking and acting and that it should be taught in a clear, accurate, relevant and interesting way across all ages, gender and place in life. We believe that the Scriptures are inspired by God and completely accurate. We believe that knowing the Word is essential for spiritual growth and development and that it is able to transform lives. It is our hope that every believer is developing a deep hunger to know and obey the Word of God. We want to foster learning.
We exist to be a conduit of the transforming grace of God, through making Disciples of Jesus Christ and Thriving Church members.