"EXCELLENCE IS NOT A GOAL, IT'S A STANDARD"
THE LIVING WORD LIFTING LIVES
Statement of Faith
THE BIBLE Scriptures, both old and new testaments are the inspired word of God without error, infallible, and are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. That the Word of God is a complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
GOD is the only God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations:Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
JESUS CHRIST, is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where, at the hand of the majesty on high, he is now our high priest and advocate.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for Godly living and service.
MAN was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
SALVATION the shed blood of Jesus and his resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
THE RETURN OF JESUS the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
THE TRUE CHURCH is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which God is the Head.
WATER BAPTISM by immersion soon after accepting Jesus Christ as personal savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
COMMUNION, the Lord’s Supper, is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, all true believers and only believers should share in it.
What We Value
- WORD OF GOD (FOUNDATION)*
- Everything in existence stands upon the Word of God
- What do you believe?
- How do you know?
How much we value the Source will often determine how much we value the content.
- An exercise in intimacy
- Pathway to worship
- JESUS CENTERED*
- Personal Devotion
- first place in our heart
- Focus on Souls
- Agape Love
- Good Communication
- Appreciating Differences
- HEALTHY FAMILIES*
- Respect for Roles
- Respect for Leadership
- Eliminating Selfish Agendas
- PREPARING FOR BATTLE
- Alert & Aware
- FREEDOM FROM LEGALISM OR BONDAGE
- Discerning Biblical Principles
- Coming to terms with the Author
- Developing a clear statement of doctrine
- PASSIONATE WORSHIP
- Various Expressions
- Personal devotion-study of the Word
- Passionate love for God and people
- MULTI-GENERATIONAL PREPARATION
- Vision of impact beyond my time on earth
- Curriculum for all ages
- KINGDOM FOCUS*
- Macro - churches in partnership
- Micro - modeling the Kingdom
- MAXIMIZED POTENTIAL
- Understanding of gifts
- Learning to think clearly
- Work hard
- High expectations of self
- JOY IN THE PROCESS
- Learning to walk in the Spirit
- Maximize fruit
- Focus on the Word
- Acting on the Word
- FEEDBACK FRIENDLY
- Inter-dependent Relationships
- Helping each other be better
- Motivated by Love
- Imitators of Christ