Our Values

Biblical Teaching
We believe Holy Scripture is God’s 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 by submitting themselves to His authority.

(Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 3:16; Philippians 4:2; Hebrews 4:12)

Prayerful Dependence
We believe the peace and power ofGodcomes by submitting everything to Him in humble prayer and are committed to diligent prayer in private devotions, community gatherings, and corporate worship.
(Mark 11:17; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


Authentic Worship
We believe God alone is supreme in value and worth and, therefore, 
desire to express our praise and thanksgivings to Him through authentic and celebrative worship.
(Deuteronomy 6:5; John 4:23-24; Philippians 3:8; Philippians 4:4)


Genuine Community
We believe the gospel brings the lost back into a relationship with God and others and so desire to live in genuine community with one another, loving one another,bearing one another's burdens, and encouraging one another as we grow in the faith with one another.
(John 13:34-35; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:1-16)


Generous Giving
We believe all good things are graciously given to us by God and wish to bless others with God’s grace through generous giving, helping meet the genuine needs of those God has placed before us starting in the church and extending to our community and our world.
(Matthew 22:39; Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 8:1-2; Galatians 6:10)


Mission Mobility
We believe Christ commissioned His Church to make disciples of all nations and are committed to making disciples in our local community, our region, and around the world through personal evangelism and the mobilization of missionaries.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

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