We Value the Scriptures
God’s inspired Word is the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). Nothing shall be allowed to supercede the place of the preaching and teaching of the Bible in our church. The Bible is both timeless and timely, relevant to the common needs of all people at all times and to the specific problems of contemporary living. We are committed to providing a strong pulpit ministry, age-appropriate instruction of the Bible for all, and encouragement to faithful living in obedience to the commands of Scripture.
We Value People
Every individual is God’s unique creation, formed in His image, and so loved by Him that He has provided salvation through his Son (John 3:16). It is God’s will that the gospel of life be proclaimed to the whole world, and that redeemed people find strength and encouragement in the church. Everyone is welcomed at our church, and the importance God places on people will be reflected in all of our ministries. We are committed to loving people with God’s love, and placing a priority on their spiritual and physical needs.
We Value Prayer
The Christian life is a spiritual battle for which we are commanded to put on the full armor of God and to pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:10-18). As God’s people, we are fully dependent on Him. Convinced that all of our time, talents and treasures belong to God, we must seek to know and do His will in every area of life. We yearn to be people of prayer—both as individuals and as a church. We are committed to praying for one another, for our pastors, church leaders and missionaries, as well as for the ministries of our church, and for the evangelization of the world.
We Value Excellence
Scripture directs that whatever we do must be done to the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31). We desire that our actions and choices—whether it is the selection of music for our worship services or the appointment and care of our facilities—be carried out to the best of our abilities and reflect well on our Savior. We shall be careful not to give place to wrongful pride as we strive for what is best. We are committed to doing everything in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, motivated only by our love for Him.