Values & Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and godly living.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: and manifested to man as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 19:20, Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-27; John 1:1,14; 1 Timothy 2:5, Revelation 19:16)

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and in the Ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, convict men of sin, righteousness and judgment and to empower the believer.
(John 15:26; 16:8, 14; Acts 1:8)

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character and ministry He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
(Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-10)

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; I John 2:25 & 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)

We believe in heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of holy matrimony.(Hebrews 13:4, Romans 1:27)

 
OUR VALUES

1. PRESENCE
We value passionate spirituality evident in pursuing God first, who is to be the source as well as the goal of all we think, say and do, through a lifestyle of spiritual practices: Worship, The Word and Prayer.
(1 Chronicles 16:11; Exodus 33:14-15; Psalm 91:1; John 15:5)

2. PEOPLE
People matter to God, and therefore, they matter to the church.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:14; Isaiah 43:4; John 3:16)

3. AUTHENTICITY
No perfect people allowed.
(John 1:14; Luke 18:13; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:1; Matthew 7:1; Ephesians 4:15)

4. LIFE TRANSFORMATION
Come as you are… but don’t stay as you are.
(2 Corinthians 3:18; Romans 12:2; John 8:32)

5. MINISTRY
Everyone is a minister called to influence the world.
(Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Peter 4:10; Matthew 5:14; Matthew 16:18)

6. MISSIONAL
Lost people matter to God therefore we believe in sharing the Gospel through Word and action in he city and beyond.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 10:15)

7. LOVING RELATIONSHIPS
We believe loving relationships should permeate all aspects of church and personal life.
(John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42)

8. EXCELLENCE
We value an irresistible culturally relevant environment in which the Holy Spirit can move freely.
(Colossians 3:23; Colossians 3:17)

9. STEWARDSHIP
We steward our time, talents and treasure generously to the glory of God.
(1 Peter 4:10; Matthew 25:21; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Malachi 3:10)

10. SERVANT LEADERSHIP
We value submitted servant-leaders who reflect the leadership attributes of Jesus Christ.
(Mark 10:45; James 4:7; Ephesians 5:21; Hebrews 13:17)