our marching orders
Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Psalm 29:2 says, “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Central to the life of the congregation is the vibrant, heartfelt, exuberant worship of Jesus Christ as Lord.
Acts 2:42 says “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship.” The life of the early church revolved around the faithful ministry of teaching and preaching God’s Word, and the bond of committed relationships that believers had with one another. (Gal 6:10) reiterates, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” In order for worship to complete us, the church must be a fellowship of believers.
Mark 16:15 “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…” The great commission has never been rescinded. Keeping the gospel “outside the four walls” is one of the defining ethics and emphasis of our ministry.
Matt 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations… teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” Discipleship is a responsibility we take seriously. It is also a process where we challenge believers to mature and grow as followers of Christ seeking to do his will.
Refers to our commitment to God’s will, God’s ways, and God’s Word. We believe in a serious minded approach to communion with God. Finding the balance between legalism and license is the fruit of an intimate relationship with God.