After prayer and discernment, we have identified and embraced these core values. We will make every effort to allow these values to drive the life of the congregation and our ministries.
We value Christ's Authority
We confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and we place our trust in him. We commit ourselves to following the teachings of Jesus Christ, modelling his humanness, and allowing Christ's will to take shape in our ministries. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and by faith in God's presence, trusting that Christ will lead us to the ministries that will glorify God.“Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy”. (Colossians 1: 18)
We value God's Grace
We acknowledge that we are sinners and by faith alone we have been redeemed by God's love. We earnestly seek to be agents of God's grace and mercy to the world in every facet of our ministry. We seek to experience God's grace in the many methods that God gave us including the sacraments of Baptism, Infant Presentation & Parent Dedication Child, and the sharing of the Emblems in Holy Communion, the disciplines of prayer, Christian fellowship, fasting, and service.
“Ro 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ro 5:2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in
which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God”.
We value Godly Leadership
We believe in the priesthood of all believers therefore shall work to develop people in the church who are constantly working to model, themselves in the image of Christ. We will provide training opportunities and develop practices that will encourage lay initiation, leadership, responsibility, authority, and development of each person's spiritual gifts in the various ministries of the church.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.
If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to
the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership,
let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully”.
We value Praise and Worship
Our times of worship are a God-centered time to praise God's glory, celebrate God's believers. We are open to new ways of expressing our faith in worship so that all may feel welcome in God's presence.“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;give thanks to him and praise his name”. (Psalm 100:4)
We value Christian Education
It is the responsibility of every Christian to grow in faith. To this end, we are committed to the Christian Education of every person regardless of age.
We will provide age appropriate opportunities for education for adults and children with an emphasis on Biblical and Spiritual maturity.
"Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it".
We value All People
We believe that God grieves over every person who does not have a saving relationship with Christ. We commit ourselves to developing people who can share their faith with others and to providing opportunities for the non-churched to experience the love of God in new and exciting ways.
“For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords,
the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no
partiality and accepts no bribes.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,
and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves
were aliens in Egypt”.
(Deuteronomy 10: 17-19)
We value Service and Mission
We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to share Christ's love with all people. We will continually look for ways to reach out in our community to serve those in need by working with other churches and para-church ministries. We will also continually support those persons in mission both within the local community and in other parts of the world.
“Then Jesus came to them and said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We value Fellowship
Fostering Christian relationships is essential to the Christian maturity of all believers. We will foster these relationships by providing opportunities for fellowship and fun among the body of Christ.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and
to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and
miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common”.