The Word: We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, the standard by which we can measure our lives, and as such should be studied and taught deeply. [James 1:23-25; 2 Timothy 4:2-4; 3:16-17]
Excellence: We believe that in every area of our lives, the goal is to “work as unto the Lord,” which translates into God being honored by our best. [1 Cor 10:31; Col 3:17; Mal 1:6-14]
Commitment: We believe the Church (universal) and the church (local) are the hope of the world, an essential means by which one grows spiritually, and the avenue by which God operates in this age; therefore the believer is to commit to playing his or her part in bringing the body of Christ to maturity, both locally and internationally. [Eph 4:11-16; 1 Cor 12-14; Rom 12; Ps 133:1; Nehemiah 3; John 13:34-35]
Evangelism: We believe humanity is utterly hopeless apart from a personal encounter with God the Father, through God the Son, by God the Holy Spirit. As Christians—those who have had this encounter and now have an ongoing relationship with God—it is our privilege and responsibility to share our hope with others, both locally and abroad. [Matt 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matt 18:14]
Continual Growth: We believe that continual growth is a sign of life. It is each individual's responsibility to participate in his/her personal growth and transformation through education, service, evangelism, prayer, worship, counseling, etc. [2 Cor 3:18; Rom 12:2; Phil 1:6]
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