Core Values

Our Core Values

CChrist Centered Living: It is vitally important that our faith in Christ be integrated in every area of our life (Psalm 1:1-3)

HHoly Bible:   We must accept the Holy Bible as the final authority for life and living and make every effort to assimilate its truth and apply its principle (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; James 1:22).

A – Availability : We believe that since we are all put here by the Lord Jesus Christ to make a contribution, we must be available to do what we were created to do: Serve God. We recognize that we serve God by serving people.  Therefore, we are to be available to God and to the Church to help people win in life. (Ephesians 2:10 and Matthew 28:18-20)

M – Maturity: The Lord Jesus Christ expects each of us to grow and take our next steps toward Christian Maturity. As a result, we believe we must make an intentional commitment to the process of becoming like Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 9:25; and Colossians 1:28)

PPeople: People matter to God and as a result people matter to us.  We must be interdependent with other Christians working together in a spirit of Christian love to serve one another and reconcile the world to Christ. (Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 19:10 and Romans 12:5)

I – Investing in the Kingdom: We embrace the call to joyfully use our time, talents and treasures toward the work of the Lord in a way that is pleasing to Him. We recognize that we are not owners, but rather stewards of the time, talents and treasures the Lord has given us; therefore, we also embrace the call to be faithful and generous givers and we are committed to the Biblical principle of thrusting the Lord with the tithe, which is 10% of our income.(Romans 12: 1-2; Luke 10:27; Luke 21: 1-4; 2 Corinthians 9:7; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 16:2;  Malachi 3: 6-10; Luke 11:42; 1 Peter 4:10 and Ezra 1:15).

O – Oneness: We recognize that as God’s people, it is our duty and we must make every effort to walk together in harmony and in unity with one another and the leadership of the Church. The Lord wants his Church protected, especially from the devastating damage that is caused by division, conflict, and disharmony. We believe that there are ways we can preserve unity, protect the fellowship, and promote harmony in our Church family and among all believers such as: focusing on what we have in common,  not our differences; being realistic in our expectations; choosing to encourage rather than criticize; refusing to listen to gossip; practicing God’s method for conflict resolution; and supporting the Pastor and Leaders. (Romans 14:19; Hebrews 13:17; Romans 12:5; Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Peter 3:8; Psalm 133)

N  New Beginnings: We embrace Jesus invitation to have new life and new beginnings in Him.  For the person who is not a Christian, Jesus offers them an opportunity to receive new life as a Christian by turning away from a life apart from Him and accepting Him as Lord.  For the person who is a Christian, the Lord offers new beginnings through an opportunity to confess sins and surrender all areas to the Lordship of Christ. (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 1 John 1:9; Luke 18:27; James 4:7)

S – Small Groups: We believe that small groups are the biblical model the Lord has provided for God’s people to experience life together. God has made an incredible promise about small groups of believers:  “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”  While we make every effort to facilitate the Church growing as a result of more people coming to Christ, we also embrace working hard to make it feel smaller and more personal through the small group. Our small groups offer an opportunity for you to be used powerfully for God and to grow at the same time. The Bible clearly points to authentic community and fellowship with other Believers as a part of the lifestyle of a winning Christian. To encounter God’s people close-up is to encounter a dynamic of your relationship with God that you cannot experience alone. (Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:42-47)