1. BIBLICAL AUTHORITY
“God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.”
2 Timothy 3:16
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”
2 Timothy 3:17
“That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
“God is well pleased because we live by faith. Therefore nothing will be impossible.”
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
“… the just shall live by faith.”
“Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in Him.”
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him …”
We will do the impossible, because we believe that "with God" ... ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
3. SERVING IS GROWING
“We have been gifted, graced, and placed in the body. Putting our hands to work is strategic towards the overall growth of the church.”
“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them …”
If we are not serving somewhere … we are not using our gifts in the body.
“From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
We serve because we love. Because we love, we serve ... growth is the byproduct.
4. PERSONAL EVANGELISM
“We take literal Jesus’ command of go and tell everyone about the gospel.”
“And He said to them, go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
We understand that if we don’t say something they may not ever hear about the gospel.
“… whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
“… How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel … who bring glad tidings of good things.”
5. AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY
“Accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happens best with relationally connected believers.”
“And they continued steadfastly in … fellowship … “
“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.”
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another …”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
“… comfort each other and edify one another …”
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted." “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
We need each other. Period.
6. GENEROUS GIVING
"Time, energy, talents and money are gifts from God and are meant to be shared."
We give because God first gave to us.
“For God so loved the world that He gave …”
Giving immunizes us against the disease of covetousness.
We give because we love.
We give because we live a giving lifestyle. (Luke 6:27-38)
2 Corinthians 9:8
“Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
“Let him who is taught the word share in all good things …“
“For you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.”
”Not that I seek your gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit, the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account.”