Our Core Values
Be a teacher. Look for venues to teach the Bible regularly. A Sunday school class, home group, maybe it’s giving a lesson to the youth group, or simply studying the Scripture with a member over coffee. And if you’re offered a chance to share the gospel, take it. All believers, no matter how messy, should aspire personally to hold “to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9)
Be brave. Don’t hide among the baggage like King Saul. When you see challenges in the church, face them proactively and plot a course forward. The church’s goal isn’t to become an efficient organization. Rather, to encourage one another toward maturity in Christ. Help others to know Jesus more and reflect His glory together.
Be an Example. The majority of Christ’s teaching focuses on character. Live your life in such a way that you can tell the world with integrity… “Imitate me as I also Imitate Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1) This means you may have to open up your life to other church members. Invite them into your home, your hobbies, and what ever ministry you’re doing.
Be a person of prayer. Build prayer into your daily rhythms. Pray for the continual work of grace among the church, as well as your own life. It could be during your daily commute or in the tree stand. If someone mentions they have a need, be sure to stop and pray with them right then and there.
Love God, Love Others, Live Generously
- In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- In the Lord Jesus Christ as true God and true man; His virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, present advocacy, and His bodily return.
- That the Holy Spirit regenerates with divine life and personally indwells the believer upon faith in Christ for salvation.
- In the word-by-word inspiration, inerrancy, and final authority of the Holy Scriptures.
- The church, beginning at Pentecost, is the body of Christ comprised of those who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. It is the church’s responsibility to glorify Christ by preaching the gospel to the world and making disciples of all nations.
- In the fall of man, resulting in his complete and universal separation from God and his need of salvation.
- That the Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood and died as a sacrifice for the sins of every person in the whole world.
- That salvation is a free and everlasting gift of God, entirely apart from works, received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- In the bodily resurrection and unending life of the saved with the Lord and the bodily resurrection and unending punishment of the unsaved.