As I have loved you, so you must love one another....
By this, all people will know that you are my disciples
Crucial to the success of God’s evangelistic program is love for one another. We are committed to gospel community through:
Growing People, Not Programs
This requires the church to be primarily relationship-driven. Like a trellis to a vine, the trellis of programs and structures exists to serve the living vine of gospel community.
Whether in 1-1 discipling relationships, small groups, or informal settings, we want to exhaust ourselves for others, just as Christ did. This requires love, commitment, and perseverance, all of which are hard to find in today’s consumeristic culture.
Faith comes from hearing,
and hearing through the word of Christ
We are to be heralds of the Savior. We are committed to kingdom-building ministries:
We want to reach the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. To do so, every member must be equipped (Eph 4:12). It is thrilling to see how God will use our growing web of relationships for His name, as we love in word and deed.
We want to see fruit in personal evangelism, which should not only produce new converts, but new leaders and new churches. Our aim is to develop leaders and be a church-planting church, planting in both local and international fields.
MINISTRY OF THE WORD
1 Tim 3:15
The household of God...is the church of the living God,
the pillar and buttress of the truth
God’s Word is to be heard as it is God’s own chosen instrument to bring life. We are devoted to the ministry of the Word in two main ways:
Pulpit Ministry: Expositional Preaching
Expositional preaching takes the main point of a passage for the main point of a sermon. We are devoted to preaching all of Scripture (1 Tim 4:13), rightly handling God’s Word (2 Tim 2:15).
Every Member Ministry: Speaking Truth in Love
The ministry of the Word, does not only happen in the pulpit. God calls every Christians to speak the truth in love to one another (Eph 4:15). We are dedicated to encourage, help, and even rebuke one another when necessary, so the body would be strengthened (1 Thess 4:15).