Rather than rules, our values are essential building blocks that are born out of our convictions about how we should live according to God’s Word. We do our best to focus on and embody the following core values as a church.
The Bible in its entirety is the inspired and authoritative Word of God and is the only acceptable standard for life, ministry, and conduct in the church (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Forging strong relationships is important to us. Through our friendships, we function with the desire to empower and involve all believers so they can embrace their part in God’s mission for us. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
We aim to resource all aspects of ministry with our finance, gifting, and people. Our finances to resource ministry are obtained through tithes (10% of your income) and offerings.
Family is important in all that we do. We strive for the integration of all ages, races, and cultures, walking and working together in a multi-generational and multi-faceted expression of all that God has intended for us and called us to (Acts 2:42-47). We also understand biblical marriage as the union of one man and one woman as taught by Jesus (Matthew 19:4-6).
We believe that worship is a lifestyle and not just a Sunday activity. We seek to worship God in all that we do, keeping Christ central and expressing worship in creative and diverse ways.
We acknowledge the total need for God and His Spirit in every area of our lives, therefore prayer and spiritual warfare precedes all that we do.
We desire the Gifts of the Spirit to be manifest in and through our lives on an individual and corporate basis as we function as the body under the headship of Christ (1 Corinthians 14:1).
We aim to evangelize, care for, and grow individuals in Christ as we reach into our community and the nations with the gospel and dynamic of practical ministry; thereby fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Evangelism is the responsibility of every Believer, and not just an occasion or event.
“Friendship before, during, and after function”
We believe that our mission and vision must flow through a structure (wineskin). Further, we see vision not only as what we ourselves are doing and becoming, but also what role God has called us to play in working with the rest of His church in fulfilling His purposes on the earth.
David served the purposes of God in His generation (Acts 10:36). Our passion is to do the same.
The structure that we see in the New Testament could be called an Apostolic & Prophetic Wineskin. A wineskin has a purpose, function and certain shape and must be flexible. The purpose of the wineskin is simply to receive, contain and distribute the Wine. We need a New Wineskin to administer the New Wine: The Holy Spirit.
In Luke 5:37-38 Jesus said, “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.”
In order to accomplish all God has for us as a local church, we are totally convinced that we must be governed by the authority of God’s Word. Led by a Team of Elders who are in relationship and submission to an Apostolic Team, this we believe is the Biblical Pattern/Structure/Wineskin as laid out in the New Testament. Every local church, while retaining its autonomy, should relate to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team. While the Elders are the highest form of government in the local church, the church must still relate and be accountable to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team through its Elders (Acts 8:4-14, 11:22-24).
We also believe that every member is a part of the Team and as such has a part to play.
The Dynamic of TEAM is one of equal importance but different function. We cannot win unless the whole Team plays together: it is not important who scores the goal but that the Team wins.