OUR CORE VALUES
We pursue the overarching purpose of meeting with God, glorifying God, and choosing to allow God to manifest Himself through us in the following ten ways:
1. We are a People of God’s Presence
We pursue and recognize the emphasized presence of the Holy Spirit living in us an working through us to the glory of God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son. We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16-18; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 28:20, 1 Corinthians 3:16; Jeremiah 24:7; James 4:8)
2. We are a Worship Center
We gather weekly to praise God with joyful enthusiasm and glorious music. (Romans 12:1-2; John 4:24; Psalm 22:22; Psalm 35:18; Ephesians 5:19-20; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 12:28-29)
3. We are a Truth Center
We cherish and honor God’s revealed Word. We value careful biblical teaching and biblical doctrine. We welcome the exposure of our own error and sin so that we can walk with Jesus in the truth. (Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1: 19-21; Isaiah 55:11).
4. We are a Prayer Center
We aim to see mountains moved, burdens broken and people’s needs met through regular devoted prayer meetings. This of course also means that we are a faith center. “Nothing is too hard for the Lord.” (Jeremiah 1:12; John 16:24; Matthew 21:22; Jeremiah 33:3 John 14:14; John 16:23; James 5:16; Job 22:27; 1 John 5:14; 1 John 5:15; John 14:13; John 15:7; Matthew 18:18; Matthew 18:19; John 15:16; Jeremiah 29:12; Isaiah 65:24; Psalm 91:15)
5. We are a Freedom Center
We help people to be set free from darkness by following Jesus Christ fully and learning to live the Spirit-filled life. (John 8:36; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Isaiah 61:1-7)
6. We are a Gospel Center
We help people understand, believe, celebrate, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ and His kingdom. We serve the gospel with boldness and sacrifice, and if need be with suffering. In serving the gospel, this message that is opposed by the world, we will not be ashamed of the gospel and we won’t fear anyone. We won’t be captivated by this godless culture, manipulated by critics, frustrated by problems, debilitated by temptation, or intimidated by the devil. When times get tough and we get tired, we won’t back up, back off, back down, back out, or backslide. We’ll just keep moving forward by God’s grace. We’re spirit-led, purpose-driven, mission-focused and we shall not quit until we finish the race. We honor the gift and work of evangelism.
7. We are a Spiritual Gifts Center
We pursue the presence of each of the biblical spiritual gifts, manifested in maturity, wisdom, power, and fruitfulness. We are a body-life focused church, where everyone is encouraged to participate in our gatherings and build up others. We encourage everyone to utilize their spiritual gifts to enrish the Church body for the glory of God. (Romans12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
8. We are a Healing Center
We believe in and pursue healing for people physically, emotionally, financially, mentally, vocationally and spiritually through prayer and the spiritual gift of healing. (Isaiah 53:4, 5; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Mark 11:23-24; James 5:14-16, Mark 16:18).
9. We are a Community of Loving Relationships
We care for each other. We share our lives with others in the body of Christ, getting to know others and letting ourselves be known. We share hospitality. We seek to be a place of unity and peace amid a de-personalizing society. (1 Peter 4:8; Matt 5:41; Luke 10:34-37)
10. We are a Discipleship Center
We teach and practice kingdom spiritual disciplines that encourage Christ-like spiritual transformation. We provide resources for believers to carry on a personal daily devotional life with God in a way that deepens their intimacy with God and produces the promised blessed life. (Matt. 28:20, Matt 5:13-15; Matt 7:17-19; Gal 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Our City, neighborhood, friends and families need a church like this. You need a church like this. God will be glorified through a church like this. So join us in pursuing our God-given values and dream church.