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Our core values profoundly influence the culture and character of our church and all that we do. These values significantly impact every dimension of our fellowship, sway the execution of ministry, affect daily operations decisions, and impact our members' relationships. Furthermore, they also influence our worship, the ministry of the Word, and our witness to the lost.
Bible THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
We value the authority of Scripture because the Bible is God's written revelation to man. It is inerrant in the original documents, infallible in all that it says, and sufficient to instruct in all matters of faith and practice. Therefore, we submit to its authority and seek to order our church according to what the Bible says (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:19).
Crown THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST
We value the Lordship of Jesus Christ because He is the head of the Church and the Lord of all. Therefore, we aim to give Jesus Christ the first place in everything. He is first in our church, first in our families, first in our jobs, first in our recreation, and first in our affections (Psalm 73:25; Matthew 22:37-38; Colossians 1:18; Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 1:9-3:22, 19:16).
Church THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH
We value the church's unity because God has unified us in Christ through His Son's sacrifice and substitutionary atonement. Therefore, we are diligent to protect the unity of the body through all humility, gentleness, patience, and love (John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:2-3; Philippians 2:2; I Corinthians 12:12-13).
We value our people because the local church doesn't exist to attract and entertain the lost. When a church tries to attract the lost, it will prioritize meeting people's felt needs rather than glorifying God. Instead, Scripture teaches that the purpose of the church is to glorify God through worship, edifying the saved, and evangelizing the world. Therefore, we are committed to evangelizing the lost without compromising our love for one another (Matthew 28:18-20; John 13:34-35, 15:12; Romans 12:10; Colossians 1:9-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 23; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 John 3:11, 4:7, 4:11-12).
fire PERSONAL HOLINESS
We value personal holiness because God granted us undeserved grace and called us to Himself. Therefore, we desire to totally consecrate ourselves to Him and be set apart from false religions and worldly and sinful practices by living lives of obedient righteousness and the continual pursuit of holiness for His glory and our good (Romans 6:4, 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Colossians 1:10; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 2 Peter 1:5-9; 1 John 2:15-17, 3:1-10).
Balance Scale INTEGRITY
We value integrity because it is inseparably linked to human flourishing, sanctification, and glorifying God. Therefore, we reject duplicity and hypocrisy, and aim to live what we believe in public and private. We honor Christ and love others by living our life with honesty, righteousness, truthfulness, and humility (Psalm 15:2; Proverbs 2:7, 10:9, 11:3, 20:7, 28:6; Matthew 7:1-6, 23:13-33; I John 3:18).