Our Defining Values & Distinctives
Our Defining Values
Belief requires a response. The values that shape and define us as a church are our particular response to the biblical truths that we embrace. Simply put, our values are the practical expression of the things we believe, and are summed up in the following points:
A love for the Gospel
A passion for God
An emphasis on sound doctrine
A pursuit of the active presence of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit
A pursuit of godliness through application of biblical truth
A commitment to relationship as a channel for God's grace in our lives
A love of serving
A heart for sharing the Gospel - individually and corporately
Our Doctrinal Distinctives
Although labels can be misunderstood, there are distinguishing characteristics of our church that provide a window into the truths that define us.
We are evangelical. This basically means two things:
1. We believe that the Bible is the essential and infallible record of God's self-disclosure and is therefore our final authority in all matters of life and doctrine.
2. We believe people need to be saved by responding to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are essentially reformed in our theology. This means that we embrace and exult in the sovereignty of God over all things, and that we place the emphasis on the activity of God and the glory of God in the salvation of sinners.
We are charismatic. This means that we are active in our pursuit and practice of all the gifts of the Spirit as found in the New Testament, and that our worship is expressive and passionate.