Ten Principles for Ministry

A Synopsis of what we believe

We believe in the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all of its parts and therefore without error as originally given by God.
 We believe in the One Triune God, who is perfect and infinite, eternal in His being, and absolute in His wisdom, holiness, love, and power. As such He is worthy of our worship and honor.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune God, the Eternal Word and Only and Unique Son of God; That He became man by the miracle of the Virgin Birth, that being without sin He lived a perfect and obedient life in carrying out the will of the Father, ultimately dying on the cross as our substitute: the perfect Lamb of God slain for the sins of the world. We believe that He rose bodily from the dead on the third day and that forty days later He ascended to heaven and now stands as our Advocate at the right hand of God making intercession for us.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is the Third Person of the Triune God, the Divine agent in nature, revelation, and redemption.

We believe that God created man through Divine fiat creation; that he was not in any sense the product of animal ancestry, but made in the divine image of God.

We believe that by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God man became a sinful being and the progenitor of a sinful fallen race, alienated from the life and family of God and under just condemnation. We believe that as a result of the Fall, death passed upon all men and that the entire creation was affected in a profound way.

We believe in salvation by grace through faith and that salvation is the free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in any part by any virtue or work of man but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the existence of angels, both fallen and righteous.

We believe in the existence of Satan, who is himself a fallen angelic being. He is the adversary and enemy of God and His people and is engaged in actively attempting to ruin a man and thus thwart God’s will and plan.

We believe in the resurrection of the body, both of the just and the unjust. The just to the resurrection of life and the unjust to the resurrection of condemnation.

We believe in the pre-millennial rapture of the Church after which the world will endure the seven-year Great Tribulation—a time of terrible calamity and pain.

We believe that at the close of the Tribulation the Lord Jesus Christ will return with His saints to establish the Thousand Year Millennial Kingdom wherein peace and justice will be restored to the earth.

We believe that at the close of the Millennium, Satan will be loosed to attempt one final rebellion against God and that he will be ultimately defeated and cast into the Lake of Fire. We believe that after Satan’s judgment the unrighteous dead will be resurrected to face the Great White Throne’s judgment where they will be judged according to their works and cast into the Lake of Fire.

We believe in the New Heavens and the New Earth wherein will dwell righteousness through eternity.

Our Core Values

We value a commitment to relevant Biblical exposition

We are committed to equipping Christians through the clear and accurate communication of God’s Word, so that they can follow Christ in every sphere of life (2 Tim3:16-17).

We value a commitment to Grace

In salvation, we emphasize God’s acceptance and full forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ; In service, we encourage our people to serve Jesus from hearts of love and gratitude rather than guilt and duty (Romans 6:14).

We value a commitment to excellence in service and leadership

We are committed to giving the God of our salvation the very best we have therefore, in our ministries and activities, we will seek to maintain a high standard of excellence to the glory of God. We will be godly servant leaders, modeling a commitment to excellence (Col 3:23-24).

We value a commitment to worship

We are committed to authentic worship. We desire to acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate worship of our church. Through the structure of our services, we desire to draw people to intimacy with God. (Rom. 12:1-2).

We value a commitment to prayer

We believe that God desires His people to pray and that He hears and answers prayer, therefore, the ministries and activities of this body will be characterized by a reliance on prayer. (Matt. 7:7-11; James 5:13-18).

We value a commitment to family

We support the spiritual nurture of the family as one of God’s dynamic means to perpetuate the Christian faith (2 Tim. 1:5). Therefore, we seek to provide an atmosphere which strengthens marriages and families. To this end, we are committed to develop strong youth and children’s programs, and to cultivate deep and abiding relationships within the church family.

We value a commitment to missions

We are committed to our responsibility in the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) beginning first in our own community and also reaching out into the far corners of this world.

We value a commitment to fiscal responsibility

We are committed to Biblical stewardship. In our giving and support of this ministry, and in our financial dealings with all, we seek to model the Biblical principles of Grace giving, open accountability and peer responsibility.