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What We Stand For

 

“We must stand for something, or we will fall for anything.”

 

To build a lasting foundation for the future of the Christian Church, we organize around the core challenges facing every Christian Church. By acting together, we can overcome the obstacles that for too long have prevented the Christian Church from moving forward toward a more effective way of evangelizing the gospel to unchurched of the 21st century.

Now is the time to leave behind the status quo and build support for a new positive and more effective way of operating as a Church in the 21st century. Read below about our core values and platform for a new and more efficient way of reaching souls for Christ as a church in the 21st century.


 

Demonstrative Leadership

 

We believe we are to lead by example both individually and corporately. As we become imitators of Jesus Christ, we influence other individuals and churches in a positive way (1 Thess. 1:6-8; 2 Thess. 3:6-11; Titus 2:6-8).


 

Tolerant Evangelism

 

We believe that God has anointed us to evangelize his gospel to unbelievers and backslidden believers in non-judgmental, practical, and relevant ways by means of relationship building and unconditional need oriented initiatives. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 20:28, 2 Tim. 4:1, 2).

In addition, we believe that we must stand in defense of the gospel and refute corruption within the Christian community. This ensures that the Christian gospel will be clearly understood in its fullness and truest sense by those who are recipients of our evangelistic efforts.


 

Diversity

 

We believe that God has established the five-fold ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in the church for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry and the building up of the body of Christ. (Eph. 4:7-16).

In addition, we believe that these diverse gifts are distributed to individuals by the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:11) Lastly, we believe that we should not favor one race, culture, gender, social class, or age over another (Jam. 2:1-13).


 

Personal Growth

 

We believe that ambitiously seeking to please God, as opposed to ourselves and/or others, prevents us from committing premeditative sin. (1 Peter 4:1-3) In addition, we believe that God uses the continuous sanctifying work of his Holy Spirit and our sincere faith and obedience to his Word as a means to continually transform us into the likeness of Jesus Christ and bring his salvation upon us. We believe that God has foreordained our election to salvation since creation (2 Thess. 2:13; John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:2).


 

Personal Service

 

We believe that every believer is a minister and has a God inspired vision for their lives that must be articulated in writing and comprehended by a specific group of people at a specific time. (Hab. 2:2, 3) Through the manifestation of God’s Holy Spirit, believers have all been equipped with the essential power to realize their God inspired vision. (Rom. 12:6-8; Eph. 4:4-16).


 

Strong Relationships

 

We believe that we are to assemble ourselves regularly with members of the Body of Christ for the purpose of continual mutual exhortation of one another and the exaltation of God. This is done by fellowshipping frequently with believers at local church services, Bible Studies, and special church events (Psalm 34:3; 1 Cor. 11:20-33; Heb 10:25).

In addition, we believe that our liberty as a Christian must not be used in an abusive manner that may lead a fellow believer into sin or shall be the cause of leading him or her into error and shame. (Rom. 14:2, 21; 1 Cor. 8:1-13).


 

Biblical Integrity

 

We believe that all preachers, teachers, and believers must learn to intepret and apply the Bible for themselves and aspire to interpret and apply it truthfully, unabridged, and accurately. Also, we believe that we must not only learn to interpret and apply the teachings of the Bible, but we must also continuously practices what we learn in our day to day lives.

In addition, we believe in “informed inspiration.” Informed Inspiration is when a preacher or teacher either preaches or teaches under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, but at the same time they have previously diligently studied the word of God in order to discern truth from error (2 Tim. 2:15;Titus 1:9;2 Peter 3:18).


 

Authority of the Bible

 

We believe that God inspired all scriptures in the Bible to prepare us for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21) We also believe that Jesus Christ exemplified the unifying message and authority of God’s Word in his life on earth (John 5:39).

In addition, we believe that the authority of the scriptures is final (Matt. 5:17, 18; Heb. 4:12; John 10:35). We also believe that the Word of God is the standard that governs Christian belief and conduct (Gal. 1:8, 9).


 

Holistic Worship

 

We believe that worship is an important part in the live of a Christian. Believers both individually and corporately have a primary responsibility to worship God in spirit and truth. We believe that worship is a lifestyle of obedience, appreciation, and adoration towards God in whatever conditions that he determines is best for us (Psalm 34:1; 35:27-28).