We are committed to
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
Living under Scripture as our authority—the expository preaching of the Bible as our benchmark, and God as our guide and source of power to obey His Word.
Following Christ as disciples by dealing with our sin, dying to ourselves, dwelling in submission, and delighting in the Savior.
RELIANCE ON THE HOLY SPIRIT
Looking to the Holy Spirit as the source of the spiritual gifts and the wisdom and power to exercise them in a manner that will build up the church and bless the community.
Doing our part which is obedience to God’s Word and the practices of disciplined grace: being daily in Scripture, constant in prayer, weekly in community, dutiful in service, and faithful in giving.
FOLLOWING THE PATTERN OF CHURCH
Following the example of the first-century church revealed in the book of Acts
WORSHIP AS A LIFESTYLE
The lordship of Jesus in every sphere of life and the recognition that only by abiding in Him continually will we be able to do anything of real value
Submitting to Biblical church leadership—a plurality of male elders/pastors who lead/shepherd the church as a team with the lead elder/senior pastor serving as the “first among peers”
Pursuing conflict resolution—dealing with interpersonal conflict by examining our own hearts first, seeking out the brother or sister with whom we need to be reconciled with, and humbly confessing sin and/or extending forgiveness.
BIBLICAL ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
Settling into biblical roles as men and women in the church and in the family.
Accepting the need for church discipline—the practice and process of church discipline prescribed by Jesus in Matthew 18:15-20
Investing in LifeGroups—the primary context where real Christian fellowship (mutual, authentic, loving, honest, transparent, accountable, covenantal) is intentionally nurtured.
DISCIPLING KIDS & TEENS
Discipling children and adolescents—systematically teaching the children and adolescents of our church the Word of God in conjunction with worship and discipleship that is relevant to their age and stage of life.
Reaching out to the world—consistent outreach to believing and unbelieving people near and far through personal evangelism, short-term discipleship trips, and special events that share the love and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
RAISING UP & SENDING OUT
Reproducing through church planting—raising up and sending out church planting teams who will replicate these core values, leadership standards, and doctrines in the context of the communities in which God is planting them.