Our Core Values
These core values describe who we are as a church community. They reflect our beliefs and guide our conduct among church members and ministry teams. While our corporate goals and strategies may change to face new changing circumstances, our core values will stand based on our obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. We yield to the MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT and THE WORD OF GOD.
In every church service and in our daily lives, we allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us. The more members experience the PRESENCE OF GOD, the more they will grow in their hunger for His Word and their love for Him. As a result of the FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, God’s people will experience spiritual revival, both individually and as a church. (Luke 3:16; Ephesians 5:18.)
2. We are a HOUSE OF PRAYER.
We believe God has given believers authority and power to accomplish His eternal purposes. Through intercession and prayer, Christians exercise this God-given authority and God manifests His resurrection power. (Matthew 21:13; Acts 4:23-31.)
3. We encourage a spirit of GIVING and SOWING SEEDS.
Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give then receive.” Just as Jesus gave His life for us, we want to be a people that follow His example and give to others. We believe giving not only involves giving our finances and material resources, but also our time and love to those in need. We also encourage giving to ministries that expand and help strengthen the kingdom of God. (Acts 20:35.)
4. We encourage all believers to EVANGELIZE.
In obedience to the Lord Jesus, our vision is to EVANGELIZE and share the gospel to our neighbors, our city and nation, and all over the world. We actively promote all members to be involved in missions, whether locally or internationally. We also believe church-planting is an essential element to fulfilling the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8.)
5. We believe the church is a FAMILY.
Our church desires to give holistic care to its members and those outside the church. John the elder wrote, “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” Our desire is the same. A church family can vary in size; some families are big, some are small, yet they are equally important in value. We believe, therefore, in helping members CONNECT with one another in SMALL GROUP FELLOWSHIP and ministries. We value one-on-one relationships with one another. Our members go beyond their comfort zone to reach out to one another and to those who need to be loved outside the church. We are determined to be the church that welcomes everyone regardless of their social, cultural, or financial status. (3 John 2; 1 John 4:11; James 2:1.)
6. We encourage everyone to work together as a TEAM.
We believe that every believer is called to serve and minister with different gifts and passions. It is significant to recognize and accept one another’s gifts and work together in UNITY and harmony. We also encourage a spirit of EXCELLENCE AND DILIGENCE among the ministry teams. As fellow servants in Christ, we make ourselves ACCOUNTABLE to one another. Our Lord Jesus says that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. Godly leaders are servants of all. (Mark 10:45; Mark 9:35.)