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our values

  • God's Word - We believe that the Bible is God's complete and inspired word, the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice for all Christians. We believe it is your personal and church's "owner's manual". (Psalms 119:1-176, John 1:1-5,14)
  • God's Manifest Presence - To enjoy God's realized presence is our passion as a church. We believe that we can create a place that the Holy Spirit is welcomed to (and that he will) come for fellowship and to enjoy His people in a real and intimate way as we follow the pattern of worship as seen in Psalms 22:3
  • Salvation by Faith, Water Baptism by Immersion, and Baptism of the Holy Spirit - We believe that these are foundational truths for all believers to experience. (Romans 5:6-19, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6:1-14, Luke 24:46-49, Acts 1:5,8; 2:1-4)
  • Holy Spirit Activity - Both in our personal and corporate life as believers, we welcome the moving of the Holy Spirit and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are part of our basic beliefs. (John 16:5-15, Romans 12, I Corinthians 12)
  • Dynamic Spontaneous Praise and Worship - The believer's response to God's presence may be seen in the heartfelt worship with clapping and lifting hands and singing spontaneous songs unto the Lord. (Psalms 149-150)
  • The Principle of Unity - Not conformity, but unity of spirit and principle. Unity may express itself in a variety of ways, but still maintain the same principles and convictions so as to flow together in accomplishing vision. (Psalms 133, Ephesians 4:3)
  • The Holiness of God - Holiness is not legalism that is measured by outward look, but a true cleansing of the believer by the power of the Holy Spirit that is evidenced in Christian character and conduct. (Galatians 5:16-26)
  • Fervent Prayer - The voice of prayer is heard as we pray together in our pre-service prayer times. This principle to prayer is believed to be the motor or powerhouse to our church life. Individual prayer and fasting as well as corporate prayer in the church and for the church is a continual emphasis. (Matthew 6:5, James 5:16, Luke 11:9-13)
  • Faith - We believe that God hears and answers our prayers of faith; and that without faith it is impossible to please God. (James 5:13-18, Hebrews 11, Luke 11:9-13)
  • Excellence - We believe God deserves the best we have to offer; therefore, we seek to maintain a high quality of excellence in all we do.
  • The Family - We express this commitment in our strong emphasis on family and its function through training, teaching, preaching, and available Biblical counsel.
  • Relationships - To love one another is our goal, and we endeavor to make this practical through small groups called Connection Groups, where every believer is encouraged to develop deeper relationships with other believers that result in encouragement and accountability.
  • Integrity - We hold this value in highest esteem and filter all other values through it. Trustworthiness, transparency, and high moral character are foundational.
  • Kingdom of God - We believe we are to influence the culture in which we live with God's truth. We are to be salt and light to our world. The political, social, and educational arenas penetrated by God's Word and principles. (Matthew 6:33)
  • Evangelism of the World - We believe that the great Commission is a high priority for "The Church"; and that we must all avail ourselves to it at whatever level or means that God has called and shaped us to. "Some plant, some water, and God brings the increase".
  • The Church - We believe that the church is the final instrument mentioned in scripture that God said He would build. That Church would withstand the gates (authority) of hell and would be made up of believers of every race and nation. (Matthew 16:18; 24:14)
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