We believe the Church is not a building, but a community of believers. As such we are to live in fellowship and community with one another. We also believe the New Testament gives us clear teaching that Biblical Converts (regenerate believers) were a part of Christian community. We do not believe that a true convert of Christ will live a life apart from the Community of Christ; His Church. Community is demonstrated through active membership participation and small group involvement.
Matthew 18:15-18; Romans 12:3-18; Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35, 6:1-7
We believe that worship is a lifestyle. Everything done throughout the day can honor Jesus whether it is working, eating, parenting, etc. And even though worship is a lifestyle, we value the act of coming together in corporate worship. Corporate worship is a time to praise and worship Jesus through singing, Scripture, and ordinances as a faith family. We believe that worship will fuel missions both locally and globally.
We believe that missions are essential in the life of the local church, both locally and globally. It is our belief that God calls us to know Him through His Word and to make Him known through church planting and missions. We believe that is it our responsibility to take the gospel to all nations and to the ends of the earth.
Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8
We value the importance of prayer in the lives of believers. We believe that we can enter confidently into the presence of God and converse freely through Christ's intercession.
Hebrews 4:14-16; Matthew 6:9-13
We believe it is important for believers to actively serve in a local church. God does not need us yet He chooses to use us in His kingdoms work. Jesus gives us the greatest example of servanthood when He left heaven and came to earth in order to serve us through dying in our place.
We value individual discipleship, which involves mature believers taking the things they have been taught and investing in the lives of younger Christians. This discipleship process is done so that the younger Christian may grow in godliness by becoming more like Christ in spirit and in deed.
2 Timothy 2:1-2