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who we are

our values

We Value Biblical Authority

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and it is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)

We Value Prayer

We value listening and talking with the Lord through the gift of prayer. (Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

We Value Worship

We value worship of the Lord Jesus Christ in all that we do, as a corporate body and as an individual lifestyle. (Romans 12:1; John 4:24; Psalms 34:3)

We Value Fellowship

Fellowship is the partnership with others of like mind, who have the common desire to follow in Christ's footsteps. (1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:1-6)

We Value Discipleship

Discipleship is the process of becoming like Jesus, and is the responsibility of each Christian to take personal ownership for their own spiritual maturity. (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2; John 8:31)

We Value Ministry

We believe that God has called and uniquely gifted every believer to serve in the Body of Christ.

(Ephesians 2:10; Rom 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:10)

We Value Evangelism

As Christ's ambassadors we are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people locally and globally. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:20)

We Value Marriage

We value marriage as a life long commitment between one man and one woman that reflects Christ's relationship with his church. (Ephesians 5:21; Ephesians 5:33)

We Value Excellence

We believe God is worthy of our very best. Therefore, our lives should exemplify a spirit of excellence knowing that it honors God and inspires people.

(Colossians 3:17; Colossians 3:23; 2 Timothy 2:15)

We Value All People

We value people of every nationality and at every stage of life, from conception to natural death, seeking to show the love of Christ in every way possible. (1 Corinthians 9:22b; Galatians 3:26-28; John 3:16)