Our Core Values

We subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Below are our church’s core values:

 

1.      Biblical Teaching

We believe that Holy Scripture is God’s inspired, inerrant, and authoritative revelation and must be taught in such a way that the lost might come to know Christ and Christians might grow in their relationship with him (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 4:2).

2.      Christ-Centeredness

We believe in the supremacy of Christ in and over all things. As members of his body, the church, we subject our time, possessions, actions, and relationships to his authority and strive to reflect his glory in every aspect of our God-given ministry (Colossians 1:15-23).

3.      Gracious Giving

We believe that God was incomprehensibly gracious in the forgiveness of sins through the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ our desire is to be conduits of God’s grace by freely giving our time, gifts, talents, money, and possessions in order to express the supreme value of Christ (Matthew 10:8; Acts 20:35; Philippians 3:8; 1 Peter 4:10).

4.      Authentic Worship

We believe that God is supreme in value and he alone is worthy of our worship and praise. Our desire is to acknowledge his worth in both private and corporate worship. Authentic isn’t a ‘style’ but rather an attitude of the heart. We are commited to worshiping God in Spirit and in truth (Deuteronomy 6:5; Philippians 3:8; 4:4, John 4:24).

5.      Prayerful Dependence

We believe that our most vital relationship is with Jesus Christ and that we can do nothing apart from him (John 15:5). We, therefore, submit all things to him in humble prayer in order to build a stronger relationship with him, depend upon his guidance and provisions, and to giving him all the glory and praise (Philippians 4:6-7; 1 John 5:14-15).

6.      Missions Mentality

We believe that all faithful followers of Christ are commissioned by him to be actively involved in making disciples in their community, region, and around the globe by means of personal evangelism and the mobilization of missionaries (Matthew 28:18-19; Acts 1:8).