What We Believe
MEMBERSHIP 101 CLASS ATTENDANCE WILL ASSIST IN UNDERSTANDING THESE VALUES (taught by our pastor):
THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST - We believe that Jesus is the Head of our church and Lord in our personal lives. We submit to His leading and have faith that His power will enable us in all our endeavors.
(1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18)
WORSHIP - We believe that heart-felt personal and congregational worship enables us to experience the power of the Holy Spirit and fills us with the fruit of the Spirit.
(Psalm 29:2; John 4:23-24)
PRAYER - We believe that as we give prayers of praise and supplication in Jesus' name, nothing that we ask shall be impossible that is according to God's will.
(Matthew 7:7-8; 1 John 5:14-15)
BIBLICAL TEACHING - We believe the Bible is God's Holy and inspired Word and our primary source of revelation. Therefore, teaching and preaching must be faithful to Biblical doctrine, revealing God's grace to all.
(Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12)
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY - We believe Scripture defines marriage as between one man and one woman and describes the greatest responsibility of parents as the raising of godly children. Therefore, we must provide training and enrichment in marriage and parenting for all families. Scripture also affirms circumstances for singleness, single-parenting, and the contribution of and care for widows and widowers.
(Genesis 2:18-24; Proverbs 22:6; 1 Corinthians 7:8; Luke 2:25-38)
EVANGELISM - Just as the early church obeyed Jesus' command to be His witness, we believe we are called to use compassion, prayer, and humility to draw all people to Christ.
(Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8; Romans 1:16)
GODLY LEADERS - We believe just as Jesus called His twelve disciples, He continues to call leaders to follow Him in guiding His people. Therefore, we seek to recognize those who are called to leadership roles and provide opportunities for them to grow in Christ-likeness.
(Acts 6:3, 1 Timothy 4:7; 2 Timothy 2:2)
CHURCH HARMONY - We believe we are to preserve and promote harmony in our church. We will strive to do this by lovingly treating others with respect and dignity.
(Psalm 133:1; Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:3; Philipians 1:1-4)
SANCTITY OF LIFE - We believe that human life must be respected and protected from the very moment of conception.
(Psalm 139:13-15; Jeremiah 1:5)