For His Glory
Trusting the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testament, is the living and active Word of God by which man’s lives should be lived and measured (2 Tim 3:16-17).
The Word of God is inspired, inerrant, and infallible (Breathed out by God, without mistakes and incapable of being wrong). It is, therefore, trustworthy and authoritative in the life of the believer and the church. Although the Word of God was written in a different era, culture, and language, the scriptures are still applicable in today’s era, culture and language. Scripture is the foundation of man’s understanding of the fullness of God. It does not need to be added to or subtracted from; doing either of these things would take away from or add to God. He is complete, lacking nothing. We believe the Bible holds the hope of this world and the hope of mankind.
Giving glory, honor, and praise to God which is due to him. We worship the Triune God according to the commands of Scripture (Rom 15:6).
Worship is the act of glorifying God and enjoying him. To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them (Rev 5:12-14). We worship the one true God as both creator and savior (Deut 6:4; 1 Thes 1:9). All creation is called to worship the Triune God (Ps 100) Although all creation is called to worship God at all times, Christians believe that the gathering together for public worship.
Worship can be expressed in multiple ways like: preaching (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 14:9), reading of Scripture (Col 4:16; James 1:22), prayer (1 Cor. 14:14-16), singing (Eph. 5:19; Col 3:16), baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41; Cor. 11:18-34), confession (Lev 16:21, Rom 10:9, James 5:16, 1 John 1:9) and giving (1 Cor. 16:1-2).
Growing in dependence upon Christ by giving glory, adoration and requests to God both corporately and individually (Col 4:2).
Prayer is a spiritual conversation with God, both spoken and unspoken, that we give Him glory, praise, adoration and submitting our requests to our great God. Prayer is an expression of worship to God in which we realize his position in heaven, his power over everything, his provision for our spiritual and physical lives and his protection over us from the evil one. Prayer is an act of faith that requires humility and honesty. Prayer is not an action to be done once but throughout the day and with other disciples (Ps. 145:18; Prov 15:29; Luke 6:12, 18:1; Phil 4:6; Col 4:2, 1 Thes 5:17).
For His Gospel
Communicating the Gospel for the purpose of bringing people to maturity in Christ Jesus. (Col 1:28)
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. As the bride of Christ, the Church is to reflect this mission. Telling others about Christ is not reserved for just a selected few; it is a privilege we share with our friends, family, work colleagues and neighbors. Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples, both locally and globally; the church is here to carry out this mission. As disciples, we are called to proclaim, preach, teach and be Jesus’ witnesses to people who we encounter. While we minister to people inside the church, part of our responsibility is to reach people outside the church (Luke 19:10; Acts 13:47; Rom 1:16 Ps. 96:3; Ps. 46:10).
Connecting to one another by expressing grace and truth in Christ, through authentic relationships, as each is built up according to their needs (Rom 12:5).
We believe man was not made for isolation and the church was created not to be about the individuals but rather to be a community of disciples. The Great Commission was not meant to be completed individually but rather as a group of believers who seek to complete this mission together. The Church exists to be a light and to shine that light brightly and clearly, and we do this when we are in community. Our relationships with other believes help us grow in our weaknesses and use our strengths. Community can be shown in discipleship groups, LIFE groups, Ministry groups (Men’s and Women’s Ministries etc), Sunday Worship and the Global church. (Gen 1:26, 2:18;1 Cor. 12:12, 25-27; Heb. 3:12-13)
Offering and sacrificing our whole lives to build God’s kingdom through using our financial resources, our natural talents and our spiritual gifts (1 Tim 6:18).
The generosity of God is displayed perfectly in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. His generosity is costly, indiscriminate, selfless and abundant. We believe that giving is not based on percentage amounts but rather on fullness. As Christians, we reflect the giving nature of God with Jesus by giving our lives. We believe that by sacrificially serving the community, the local church will be a beacon of light to those searching for the truth. Just as Jesus came as a servant, we should do the same. We serve because He first served us. (Ps. 33:18-22; Rom 11:35-36; Acts 20:35; Luke 21:1-4; 1 Timothy 6:18-19)