It is the Word of God that has the power to cut us and mold us into the follower of Christ we were created to be. We will uphold and protect the doctrinal truth of Scripture in all we do.
God is a God of community. From the beginning He has existed as three distinct persons working within the boundaries of relationship. As we are created in His image, it is our desire to adopt the value of relationship that God bears. Life transformation happens within the context of community which exists only through genuine concern for others. (John 17:21, John 10:30, Acts 2:44-47, Hebrews 10:25)
We believe that God has called us to embrace culture, not hide from it. Christ worked within the culture of His day to proclaim His purpose to those who were in darkness. He excluded no one from His teachings. We desire to follow in His footsteps and penetrate our present culture with His teachings. (John 4, Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 9:9-13)
Throughout scripture we learn that God is for the discouraged, oppressed and down heartened. If these matter to God then they matter to us. We will strive to do all we can to help those who cannot help themselves in our local culture and throughout God’s world. (James 1:27, Exodus 22:22-24, Matthew 5:16)
Families are a gift from God to humanity. It is our goal to preserve the traditional family of father, mother, brother and sister as we believe scripture teaches. We will do all we can to ensure those who are part of our community are taught, resourced and encouraged to have healthy family relationships. (Genesis 1:27-28, 2:18-25, Exodus 10:2, Titus 2:3, Ephesians 5:21-6:4)
The gospel never changes but our methods do. We desire to be creative in our communication of the gospel and speak the language of the culture so they may hear and understand what Christ has done for them. (I Corinthians 9:22, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 17)
We affirm the use of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ. The early church operated in spiritual giftedness and the early church fathers instructed them in how to use the gifts properly and in order. We desire to help believers discover their spiritual gifts and use them correctly for the benefit of the Kingdom. (I Corinthians 12, 13, 14, Acts 1:8, Luke 24:49)
We believe we are missionaries to our community and the world. We continually look for opportunities to engage our local culture and beyond to influence them with the gospel. (John 20:21, Luke 24:47)