This means a follower of Christ practices devotion to, dependence on and humility before God.
(Philippians 4:13; Psalm 37:3-8; James 4:10)
… Biblical preaching and teaching to promote spiritual growth.
This means life change is the goal of our preaching and teaching.
(James 1:23-25; 1 Peter 2:2-3)
… The power of prayer for a fruitful Christian life.
This means prayer should permeate everything we do.
(1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 7:7)
… Lost people; they matter to God and to us.
This involves connecting people to people, and then, connecting people to God.
(Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14)
… A church family that is a united, loving, body of believers serving and encouraging one another in the Lord.
This includes the concepts of unity, servanthood, spiritual gifts and ministry calling.
(Ephesians 4; 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11; Psalm 133:1; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12-14.)
… Small groups as the best place to experience life change.
This means small group dynamics are a vital part of all ages and age groups within the Church.
(Luke 6:12-13; Acts 2:44-47)
… A church that is culturally relevant while remaining true to Scripture.
This means that the method is free to change with the culture, while the message stays the same.
(1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
… A church led by God through men and women called to leadership.
This includes the concepts of empowerment, servant leadership, strategic focus, and intentionality.
(Nehemiah 1, 2; Romans 12:8 (leadership); Acts 6:2-5)
… A church that is on mission with God, both locally and globally.
This means working to complete God’s will in this community and the world.
(1 Corinthians 9:22-23; John 20:21)
… The youth.
This means we provide spiritual guidance to the youth as preparation for a life in Christ and as future leaders in the church.
(1 Timothy 4:12)