Core Values

Core Values

1. Worship as Priority

The worship of God is our primary ministry, pursued with biblically motivated zeal and offered in reverence with humility, childlikeness and joyfulness. (Psalm 5:7-8,11-12,22:3,34:1-3,100:4; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:15)

2. God’s Word as Authority

The Word of God is our final authority and source of life-guidance, calling us to a faith-filled, obedient, godly lifestyle.   (Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7; Proverbs 30:6; Matthew 5:18; Romans 7:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25; Revelation 22:18-19)

3. God’s Love Bringing Wholeness

A Holy Spirit-begotten climate of God’s love is that atmosphere which most readily begets living hope, fosters true health, and produces practical holiness, as Jesus’ Cross points us to a path of discipleship and a life free of condemnation, at rest in God’s grace. (Exodus 15:25-26,23:25; Psalm 34:19,103:2-3; Isaiah 53:3; Malachi 4:2; Romans 8:1-2; Ephesians 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:7; James 5:13-16)

4. Ministry to the Family

The biblically modeled family is God’s foundational social and governmental unit and is to be nourished, served, and preserved as such. Fundamental to this value is the sanctity of marriage, biblical sexuality, and human life. (Genesis 2:24; Psalm 139; Matthew 19:4-5; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Ephesians 5)

5. Ethnic Harmony in God’s Kingdom

Under God our Creator, ethnic diversity is respected; and under Christ our Redeemer, all humanity is invited to answer the Bible’s call to the values and virtues of the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; Colossians 3:10-11)

6. Unity of Christ’s Body

The unity of the Church–Christ’s global, many-faceted Body–is to be earnestly sought and unselfishly served, that this value for which Jesus prayed may find its answer in our attitudes and commitments. (Genesis 13:8; Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:1-6; Colossians 3:12-14; Hebrews 13:1)

7. Constant Prayer unto Fruitfulness

Steadfast prayer and faithful intercession allow us to enter a partnership with God Almighty, and they are the foundational means of personal and corporate fruitfulness in life, service, and ministry. (Psalm 55:16-17; Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; James 5:16-18)

8. Spirit-Filled Witness and Service

The ministry of the Church is to be conveyed through the means of maturing believers: baptized in the Holy Spirit for empowered witness and equipped in the Word and His gifts for faithful service. (Isaiah 43:12, 44:8, 52:7; Matthew 28:20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8, 22:15; Romans 10:14-17; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 3:15; Revelation 12:11)

9. Vitality of the Spiritual Language

The biblical exercise of Holy Spirit enabled supernatural utterance is vital for prayer, praise, intercession, and edification and is a desirable and an available resource for every believer. (Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11,14; Ephesians 6:18)

10. Commitment to Spiritual Warfare

The reality of the invisible realm of spiritual conflict demands biblical confrontation through prayer and ministry with discernment and love; that the triumph of Calvary is not minimized, but applied by such means. (Judges 5:20; Jeremiah 1:10; Matthew 11:12; John 14; 2 Corinthians 6:7,10:3-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18)

11. A Spirit of Giving and Stewardship

To live is to give–in tithes, offerings, and all life’s resources. We steward what we have been given of time, gifts, and finances, seeing these as being from God’s hand, yet as ours to obediently distribute. (Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:30; Deuteronomy 15:10; Psalm 15; Proverbs 3:9-10,23,11:25; Malachi 3:8-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-12)

12. Commitment to Sound Doctrine

We recognize the Holy Bible as the Holy Spirit -inspired and infallible Word of God and is the Father’s full message of salvation and restoration through repentance and faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord.

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