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Core Beliefs

Core Beliefs

Christ Headship

We acknowledge Christ as the head of the church and submit ourselves, and all our undertakings to His will. (Ephesians 1:22-23)

Biblical Teaching & Preaching

We attempt earnestly to teach God’s word with integrity and authority so that unbelievers can find Christ and believers can mature in Him. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Authentic Worship

We acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in corporate worship of our church. (Romans 12:1-2)

Prayer

We depend on private and corporate prayer in carrying out all ministries and undertakings of this church. (Matthew 7:7-11; James 5:13-18)

Sense of Community

We ask all our people to commit to and fully participate in biblically based small groups where they may reach the lost, exercise their gifts, be shepherded, and thus grow in Christ’s likeness. (Acts 2:44-46)

Family

We support the spiritual nurturing of the family as one of God’s dynamic means to carry out the Christian faith. (2 Timothy 1:5)

Creativity and Innovation

We will continually evaluate and adjust our methods to remain culturally relevant and maximize ministry effectiveness for Christ. (1 Chronicles 12:32)

Lost People

We value lost people and will use biblical, culturally relevant Christ honoring means to pursue, win, and disciple them. We will do whatever it takes to reach people for Christ. (Luke 19:10)

Mobilized Congregation

We believe that every member is a minister; therefore, we seek to equip all of our divine, designed and gifted people to effectively accomplish the work of our ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Ministry Excellence

Since God gave his best (the Savior) we seek to honor Him by maintaining a high standard of excellence in our ministries and our activities. (Colossians 3:23-24)