We Emphasize the Importance of...
We are committed to teaching the whole counsel of God through a consecutive and systematic exposition of Scripture (Acts 20:27). We are people of the Book and study everything God has said for the sake of obedience (John 14:21). The Scripture is our final authority in all areas of life and worship (Luke 6:46). We promote an attitude of eagerness in learning God's Word (Jeremiah 15:16; Proverbs 27:7; 2 Timothy 2:15).
We are devoted to a people-centered pastoral ministry in which a plurality of elders shepherds the congregation individually and encourages its members to minister personally to one another (Acts 20:28). Members are encouraged to minister to one another through God's wisdom and power (Romans 15:14). We believe the local church is a healing community where people are healed of spiritual, emotional, physical and relational diseases (Exodus 15:26). Through love and personal caring (Galatians 6:1-2), the Body of Christ builds itself up into spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:16).
We seek to encourage the expression of genuine Christian fellowship through such means as corporate worship, home Bible studies, weekly prayer meetings, weekday prayer and accountability groups, and a weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42). Consistent fellowship with other believers is necessary for steady growing in the faith (Proverbs 27:17; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).