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Our Values

We affirm that the Bible is the written word of God, the sole authority for truth and practice.  We believe in all the essentials of evangelical faith, including the deity and humanity of Yeshua, salvation through faith in His crucifixion and resurrection, the indwelling and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, His Second Coming, and eternal reward and judgment.

We serve the vision of Yeshua's prayer for the oneness and unity of all true believers (John 17:21-23), and to build the community of faith (Matthew 16:18) – the church ecclesia – both in local communities and as a global family of faith.

We believe in long-term covenantal relationships of loyalty and integrity. We desire to live out the love of God through faithfulness to those around us - in every sphere of life, including family values, sexual purity, financial integrity, community service, respect for authority, and social justice.

A high level of trustworthiness, accountability and mutual submission should be required among those serving in positions of ministry leadership: including deacons and elders (I Timothy 3), as well as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4).

We believe in basic congregational discipline in moral, relational and doctrinal issues, through a gracious process of confrontation and counsel (Matthew 18), always seeking to "hear one another out" for the sake of repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Finally, we are actively committed to all the work and fruit and charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12) in our lives, being sensitive to the leading of the Spirit in everything we say and do.