Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

We are a part of the Association of Vineyard Churches.

  1. We value THE PURSUIT OF GOD. We are hungry to Know God’s presence, hear His voice and follow hard after Him. Psalm 63:1-3
  2. We value CHRISTLIKENESS. We desire that through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ love, mercy, grace, truth, purity, power, and integrity would shine through all that we are and do. Ephesians 5:2
  3. We value BEING SPIRIT-LED. We honor Jesus as our Head and the Holy Spirit as our Counselor and the Administrator of our churches. We seek to be actively responsive to the Holy Spirit’s daily leading of our personal lives and ministries and of the local church. Romans 8:14
  4. We value PRAYER. We believe that prayer is essential because it is our primary means of communion with God concerning our personal lives, ministries and the local church. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  5. We value DISCIPLESHIP. Our intent is to teach all believers to believe Jesus’ words, obey His commands and do His works. We aim first to grow as disciples of Christ ourselves and then to make disciples of others. Matthew 28:18-20
  6. We value THE KINGDOM OF GOD. We aim to move in the signs of the present fulfillment of the kingdom, invoking the Spirit’s powerful presence, ministering through the Spirit’s gifts, and seeing God heal and work wonders. Mark 1:14,15
  7. We value the MERCY OF GOD. We believe that mercy is fundamental to all that God does in salvation. We, therefore, aim to extend mercy to one another and to all to whom we minister. Colossians 3:12,13
  8. We value INTEGRITY. It is important for us to speak the truth, deal honestly, and live uprightly. Ephesians 4:15
  9. We value SERVANT LEADERSHIP. We believe that Christ has put significant leadership authority in the hands of the pastor and associates. We aim to exercise that authority with humility, selflessness, grace, care for the sheep, and a sincere desire to build up the Body of Christ. Mark 10:37,44-45
  10. We value UNITY. We are convinced that all who belong to Christ are one in His Body, the Church. We aim to maintain unity by honoring all who call on Jesus’ name and by seeking reconciliation with all parts of the Church. John 17:21-23
  11. We value REALITY. We aim to walk in the Spirit and see real supernatural works of God. We aim also to function on the natural plan based on God’s leading in conjunction with excellent, relational thinking. James 1:5
  12. We value SIMPLICITY. We wish to do nothing for “religious effect” but rather to operate in natural low-key, non-hype patterns. We desire to do the ministry of Christ with joy. Philippians 4:4
  13. We value CHURCH HISTORY. From the First Century Church to the Reformation, we believe that churches that do not learn from doctrinal errors of the past are sure to repeat them.