Jesus Christ is the center and circumference of the Christian faith. Therefore, in every aspect of our ministry the focal point will always be the honor and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our primary message will be Christ’s redemptive work upon the cross as our substitute, purchasing our pardon by His blood, and rising victorious over death.
The authority for our ministry comes from the Word of God. Therefore, we submit ourselves to its teaching, commit to do what it says, and yield our lives to become Christlike in character. We believe in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible which recognizes the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture.
All that we do must have the thorough under girding of our individual and corporate prayer support or else there can be no reason to anticipate the attending power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our ministry.
Convinced of the absolute sovereignty of a Holy God, we understand that nothing good happens in our ministry that is not the result of His grace (His unmerited favor toward us). Consequently, our ministry together must be characterized by that same grace in our response to one another.
Because every believer is responsible in the stewardship of life to use their spiritual gifts, it is our challenge to equip each member to use their giftedness in doing the work of the ministry to the glory of God.
The conviction that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation leads us to pursue means of proclaiming the Gospel by giving to Great Commission causes and sending our members to take the message to their community and to the ends of the earth.
It is our desire to so structure our ministry that we encourage relationships to grow and flourish in an atmosphere of love, accountability, and mutual encouragement.
Recognizing that one of the greatest battle fields and proving grounds of our faith in Christ is right within the home, we are committed to strengthening the spiritual lives of families as they seek to become beacons of light for Christ within our community.
The Christian is to love the Lord with all of his mind by taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Because all intellectual pursuits are under the lordship of the One who made all things, we desire to develop a Christian world and life view which acknowledges the lordship of Christ in every area of our lives.
Without the power and presence of the Holy Spirit we cannot understand Scripture, produce lasting spiritual change, or live to the glory of God. Therefore, we will walk in humble obedience as we seek to live a winsome testimony before a watching world.
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