A Heart for Prayer:
We believe that God desires that men and women maintain an ongoing communication relationship with Him through prayer. We believe that prayer is essential to the health and direction of the Church, and that through prayer a Church maintains its unity of purpose.
“My house will be called a house of prayer.” Matthew 21:13
A Heart for God’s Evangelism:
We believe that people matter to God and therefore ought to matter to the Church. By this we believe that our Church and each member of the Church must be constantly reaching out to others, inviting them to be a part of God’s family.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
A Heart for God’s Word:
We believe that anointed teaching is the catalyst for transformation in the lives of individuals and the Church. We place a high value on spending time studying and teaching the principles of the Bible.
“Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth.” John 17:17
A Heart for Worship:
We believe that worship is honoring to God and binds the Church together as a family. We believe that worship should be culturally relevant while at the same time remaining doctrinally pure. We encourage the use of music and the arts as expressions of worship.
“God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
A Heart for Holiness:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the lives of all believers, bringing them first into a state of wholeness and further into a state of holiness. We also believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world convincing and convicting men and women of their need for salvation.
“But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” I Peter 1:15-16
A Heart for Community:
We believe that life change happens best in small groups of people committed together one to another.
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
A Heart for Ministry:
We believe that a Church should operate as a unified community of servants with men and women stewarding their spiritual gifts.
“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” John 20:21-22
A Heart for Spiritual Growth:
We believe that the Church should be organized in such a way as to promote spiritual growth in the lives of all believers. Further, we believe that this growth will best be accomplished through the various ministries of the Church: small groups, discipleship classes, Sunday School classes, etc.
“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s Word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.” Hebrews 5:12-6:3
A Heart for Stewardship:
We believe in the scriptural admonition of giving to support the ongoing work of the local body, the apportionments to the general Church, as well as the support of local and extended interests. We further believe in the practice of good stewardship of all resources and encourage the Church to offer whatever means necessary to enable the body of Christ to become contributors in every way: time, talent, and treasure.
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:6-8