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CORE VALUES

We value expressing our love of God to Him through worship, prayer, and obedience to His Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We belive that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; Hebrews 11:6; 1 Thess. 1:9; John 4:23-24)

We value living a life consistent with Biblical Principles.

We belive that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and that it is inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and authoritative for faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16-17, 2:15; II Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12)

We value sharing Christ with others as an expression of our compassion for those who need a relationship with Him.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Luke 1:26-35), sinless life (II Corinthians 5:21), miracles (Matthew 11:21), death on the cross to provide for our redemption (Acts 1:9), present ministry of intercession for us (Matthew 23:20), and his return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:10-11).

We belive in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-14), that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever (Hohn 6:3-8), and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life (Galations 5:22-23). (Also Acts 1:8; Luke 4:18; II Peter 3:18)

We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), but becuase of sin was alienated from God (Romans 5:12, Epohesians 2:1). That alianation can be removed only by accepting through faith alone God's gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ's death (Romans 6:23; II Peter 3:9).

We value meeting the needs of people becuase they matter to God.

We belive the scripture teaches that every Christian had been gifted by God with spiritual gifts which are to be used to build up the Body of Christ and to meet the needs in the local Community. (Acts 2:45; I Corinthians 12:7; I Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:12; Luke 4:18-21; Matthew 22:34-40)

We value an approach to ministry which sees the community and the world from a "Kingdom" perspective.

we believe that Christ gave the church a mission which started locally and spread globally. Our mission is to share the gospel with all people regardless of race, nationality, denomination, or economic status. We are committed to developing Christian leaders and starting new congregations. (I Corinthians 16:1-3, 9:20-22)

We value a community experience among the body of believers.

We belive that Christians are God's children and therefore as a church, we are a family. We are committed to a community experience where all feel welcome and sense a spirit of caring. (Acts 2:42-47)

We believe the Scripture teaches that the family is important and we are committed to helping existing families be stronger and helping broken families heal. (Deuteronomy 6;4-9; Ephesians 6:4; Psalm 147:3)

We believe that while worshiping corporately meets many spiritual needs, there are some spiritual needs which can only be met by fellowshiping in groups where intimacy and trust can be developed. We are committed to gather together in small groups for fellowship and community, discipleship and edification, and ministry. (Acts 2:46-47)

We believe that the biblical model of the church exemplifies an enjoyable, positive, challenging, and healing experience for all who participate. We are committed to having fun together. (John 10:10)